Response to a family portrait commission February 2020

Thank you so much for our wonderful portrait picture Ivan. You have achieved, to our delight, just what we wanted including an obvious emotional connection of us and the dogs. With many thanks! Gilli and John Nicolson 

From my artwork catalog Latest review - January 2020

Ivan's talent of producing an almost photographic image using pastels is simply amazing. He seems able to do landscapes, characters and animals equally well, capturing the very essence of the subject matter.

From my facebook page 

"It's just great talent nothing else to say, the work speaks." Saul Rosenberg 

"What a talented artist Ivan is! I am sure that his knowledge as a vet has helped him to portray animals beautifully" Gill Harnett

From a Linked In post

"Always love Ivan's work. You have to look twice and ask yourself is that really achieved by pastels?! Amazing!!" Paul Cooper-James

From my blog

"As the honoured recipient, I am so delighted with the picture, the attention to detail is impressive and I love it. Now I have a stunning picture of my pride and joy in the lounge."
"Thank you so much for the exquisitely beautiful portrait of Liesl....she is hung in pride of place in my living room" 

"Barry was delighted with his picture and, as I did, shed a tear.  He couldn’t get over the detail and how well you had captured her essence." 

See more feedback on my instagram page and from my commissioned artworks....