Big yay for portrait commissions!

These were done for a Dutch online platform for journalists.

Zinvloed portretten voor EO door Ellen Vesters Illustrator uit Utrecht

Personalized wedding portrait: A New York Love Affair

A fantastic commission for a personalized wedding portrait reached me a little while ago. A group of guys wanted to surprise a friend of theirs that was getting married. The concerning husband and wife to be were huge New York (and America) lovers and they had wanted a portrait of NY for a while to adorn their new home. The guys asked me to combine a portrait of the couple with a portrait of New York, including their favourite colour: purple.

It had been ages ago since I did a project like this one (and ages ago since I had to be so supersupersecretive about something, not my best quality ;)), but I think I succeeded quite well. I printed it at my favorite printer in Utrecht, Verhoeff: a giclée print on Hahnemühle paper, which I adore. I love working on private commisions like this one. The personal connection, making a nice couple happy with your work, the idea that it will be looked at with happy memories every day…


personalized wedding portrait

If you would like a customized/ personalized wedding portrait or family portrait like this one too, then feel welcome to have a look at my Etsy shop!

Me painting my man…

Wow wow wow! Kitty Kilian did a portrait of me and my man and I am unbelievably happy with it. Oh, how I love it!

While I was at it I also bought another great little art piece of hers. It makes me laugh every time I look at it.