A good likeness is what a portrait is all about. However, I do not strive for portraiture with photographic precision, but think it is especially important to add a "sparkle" in the appearance so that the drawn portrait rises above the photo and an artistic whole is created, in which the character is expressed.
I have been drawing portraits since childhood. It continues to fascinate me that you can create a person or animal with character from a blank paper or canvas.
My own children are my muses. I have portrayed them at all ages.
I have been working mainly with soft pastels for 15 years. With this medium you can achieve beautiful effects. The combination of powdery appearance and at the same time the intensity of the many beautiful colors and the speed with which you can work makes this my absolute favorite.
To work I have a beautiful home in Wervershoof, with a rural view. In my studio I also receive groups for lessons, workshops and children's parties.
If you want to have a portrait made, I will gladly take the photos off your hands. It is nice to get to know the person being portrayed so that I can form a good idea of the appearance and the shades to be used.
I would like to think along with your wishes. There are many options in terms of style, size and material. Of course I only use the best quality materials.
The prices of a portrait vary between the range of 200 to 800 euros per person.
When the portrait is finished I will send it by email for approval. You can also come and have a look.
If desired, details can always be adjusted.
If you are completely satisfied, then payment will follow. I provide the work with a matching passe-partout and a picture frame for protection.
I also gladly accept the portrait of a loved one of which only photos are available. A drawn portrait is then extra valuable. I also have a lot of experience with converting a black and white photo to color.
WAT KLANTEN ZEGGEN
“Bij deze wil ik je nog laten weten dat ik (wij) ontzettend blij zijn met de prachtige schilderijen van "onze meiden". Best present ever!!”
— Petra Bloem