Reviews from happy customers
These are some of the reviews from happy customers:
Hi Ivan, Thank you so much again for the great work. She absolutely loved it and so did her growing army of "mini me"s LOL. So much so that she’s like an other piece with the children this time. Many thanks again and I'll be in touch. Chris Labinjo
Hi Ivan, My wife absolutely loved the portrait and was very emotional. Well done and it’s exactly what I wanted. You have created something amazing from something which only a few weeks ago was horrendous for us. I can’t thank you enough. Greg
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 UPDATED MAY 2020
"Ivan always captures the essence of the piece, be it flora or fauna..and his subtle shadings and details make for a piece to get lost in...the perfect mixture of talent and technician" Jini Foster
"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 Linked In post UPDATED MARCH 2021
"Always love Ivan's work. You have to look twice and ask yourself is that really achieved by pastels?! Amazing!!" Paul Cooper-James
"Congratulations! Well deserved art awards. I love both paintings but the autumnal scene reminds me of living in New England and watching the leaves change colors. That particular piece gave me goosebumps as I gazed at such incredible details! Which is a hallmark of your work - the reality you create, so vivid and realistic, it’s hard not to fall into a rabbit hole for the viewers, who want to find more of the splendid art you create!" Marie Martin, Artist
"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."
This short video below shows some of my artworks in owners homes.