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