Artist Profile for IvanArtist     Leominster

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IvanArtist Part Time Professional

Biography

Ivan is a retired veterinary surgeon who has become a pastel artist. Born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, now living and working in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside. Ivan was introduced to pastels as a teenager by a friend of his father and, in fact, still has remnants of his first set of pastels. Ivan passed A level art at 16, then went on to complete a veterinary science degree - Ivan's great understanding of animals gives that something extra special to his artwork. As a pastel artist, Ivans feel that pastels have a great vibrancy and richness of colour that is often under-appreciated. Working largely from photographs and undertaking commission work as well as creating artwork in a wide range of subject matter. Ivan gives each piece a 3-dimensional effect and detail is of vital importance - each 12in by 16in artwork takes 25 to 30 hours to complete. All artwork is sold framed. Ivan has completed a large number of works and commissions in the past 19 years and admires the work of many artists including the Impressionists, Pre-Raphaelites, David Shepherd, Simon Coombes and many of his contemporaries. Ivan has exhibited widely in Herefordshire and has two forthcoming exhibitions in 2019.

Skills

Picture/Painting
  • Pastel
  • Pet Portraits
  • Multiple Portrait
  • Human Figures
  • Single Portrait
  • Animals & Birds
  • Human & Animal Portrait
  • Realism

General

  • Will work from a photo
  • Ships Internationally
  • Ships 'Artwork for Sale' within 7 Days
  • Prices from £350 to £600