In contrast with the ephemeral “selfie”, a hand-made portrait is an art object design to last.
As special projects, I like to make commissioned portraits. I consider them part of the practice of a professional artist. The necessary skills, dedication and hours of careful work make it a personal challenge. That is why I do not make portraits serially. Nor do I offer standard formulas in terms of technique and size. Every work is unique and aims to transmit the essence of the subject.
A painted portrait is a special celebration for the person portrayed. It highlights her/his individuality. Having a personal portrait shows that you are happy to show yourself as you are. No photographic camera or digital printing equals the distinction that a portrait conveys. It is clear to the observer that many hours and effort were invested to achieve the results. That is why painted portraits are constantly being requested, even in the age of the digital photography. It transcends trends and time.
If you are thinking about commissioning a portrait you want to have an artist that works on this project with care and love. I’m here for you. There are many creative possibilities like using mixed media, working in a specific aesthetic or changing elements in order to create an original work based on your idea. Normally, due to time and price reasons, I work based on a photo. Of course, if you are in Murgtal – Black Forest area, a live portrait is also possible. For prices and other details, you can visit my portrait FAQ page. Feel free to book a consultation and tell me your questions and ideas. I will be more than happy to contact you.
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