Capturing a personality
YVES Messer is a portrait painter who has been based in Ely for the past four years. He has 20 years experience in art, design, publishing and portrait painting and has had a number of successful exhibitions in France, Belgium and the United States. Yves
YVES Messer is a portrait painter who has been based in Ely for the past four years. He has 20 years' experience in art, design, publishing and portrait painting and has had a number of successful exhibitions in France, Belgium and the United States.
Yves works in traditional oil paint, but he uses a linen canvas, which he says guarantees excellent and long lasting results. What makes the paintings unique is not only Yves' ability to paint or draw the likeness of the subject, but his ability to capture and reflect their personality. Yves, who mainly works from photographs, said: "If it is possible I like to meet the person as well."
"It helps me to get a sense of what they are like and I can make a few simple sketches in my studio."
Using photographs reduces the time involved in producing the portrait, it also cuts down on the cost.
You may also want to watch:
"I tell people that they don't have to be posh to commission a portrait. My rates are very reasonable and many people are surprised when they find out the price."
Yves can also produce a set of postcards of the portrait, an ideal way to show the finished work to friends and family. There is something special about a painting Yves explained: "Art is not merely expression; it must also be transmission. Transmission of the person's character, personality and soul to future generations."
- 1 Person dies after being struck by train in Cambridge
- 2 Not breaking news: Vicar has lucky escape, station closes and hotel sold
- 3 A10 speed limit reduced at Waterbeach after death of baby Louis Thorold
- 4 7 of the prettiest villages to visit in East Cambs and Fenland
- 5 Alternative banking available as local branch closes
- 6 Aquapark boss hits back at threat of enforcement
- 7 Man jailed for abusive rampage against ex-partner
- 8 Updates after person hit by train near Cambridge
- 9 Mayor fumes over ‘amateur’ foster carers claim
- 10 Hospitals temporarily reintroduce restrictions for visitors
Yves is also happy to paint animals and his portraits make wonderful and lasting gifts.
INFO: Contact Yves on 01353 615980 or 07786722325 or visit his website at: messerportraiture.co.uk. e-mail email@example.com