About Els Vink

Are you considering a portrait assignment?

My portraits are always a striking likeness. His or her appearance and personality are recognizable.


The price of a portrait depends on the size and the complexity of the painting, including the background. Please feel free to ask for a price or any information you might wish without obligations. The better you can describe your wishes and specifics on the portrait, the easier it is to make an accurate quotation.

I work with oilpaint, using the 'Glazing-technique'. This painting method was developed in the 17th century, painting many layers of transparent oilpaint over each other. The result is a unique, beautiful depth effect. Nevertheless, it is a labor-intensive process. Please allow for two to three months production time.

A detailed explanation of the approach, from the initial conversation to study-drawings, live-posing and the use of photo's is available on request. I am more then happy to give advice on such as the use of colour, the pose and the composition, the size and the frame of the portrait, etcetera. 

Private and corporate commissions are welcome.