Ivanka Eldé

Custom portraiture commissions and original paintings
Made in France, Shipped Worldwide

Original paintings

For me, art is a place where I can create anything I want. I can harness freedom in the realm created on my canvas, and show the world a piece of my heart. This internal process holds the power to connect all of us, and ultimately what changes the world.

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Portrait painting

Human face and anatomy is what always fascinated me the most. I love depicting each and every detail of a human face in within I see its original inner beauty. A portrait painting is a very personal gift for those you value the most, a memory which lasts lifelong.

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Learn with me

Let me teach you what I learned throughout the years of study, self study and experimenting. Reserve your spot in one of my weekend workshops. During this 3 day journey we will discover the art of drawing portrait in a relaxed, friendly, art therapeutic ambiance.

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About the artist

I’m inspired to paint beauty, and to bring more beauty into this world. Many of my clients comment on how uplifting it feels to commission a portrait which is so personal to them (and often including emotions that feel difficult to entrust to another) and express how it has felt being seeing a work unfold. As well as being a unique gift, my pieces capture scenes, moments and experiences in an original way, lasting a lifetime.

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Learn my technique of drawing portrait with soft pastel. Intensive workshops are held once a month and last 3 days.



Ready to order a unique portraiture commission? See the pricing and offered sizes or contact me if you need advice.


originals & prints

Are you interested in my artwork? Visit the gallery and explore my original paintings and printed editions.


Ready to commission a piece?

Know your set size and ready to order your portrait? Order your portrait today! If you would like a more bespoke piece which is not listed here i.e. a set size, then please contact me and you will receive a response within 24 hours.

  • Q: How long will it take to create my drawing?

    A: This all depends on size. Remember, this is a highly detailed drawing done in a realistic style. It takes time and is well worth the wait as you will be receiving a unique, skilfully made piece of art to last a lifetime and beyond. As a general rule: the bigger the piece, the longer it will take. As an example an A4 sized drawing will take approximately 2-3 weeks. This is lead-time is subject to change during busy periods and this will be reflected on my website via the Order page.

  • Q: How is the price calculated?

    A: Size + amount of detail + materials = price. Of course, it varies depending on the style of a piece, if there is a complicated background or if it is a composite image (stitching individual images together to create a group composition).

  • Q: What kind of photographs do you require?

    A: The photographs provided should be good quality (high enough resolution) and clear. Lower quality images can sometimes be used but this is at the artist’s discretion and may result in a less detailed drawing.

  • Q: Do you ship internationally and how will my piece be packed?

    A: Yes, pieces are shipped to any country in the world and a bespoke shipping quote will be provided for this, based on destination. To give you an approximate idea, shipping to the USA is around 60€, Europe is 30€ and UK & Northern Ireland is 30€. If you live locally in Mulhouse, France, the piece can also be collected / delivered in person (and you get to meet the artist!).
    *Please note, postage costs may vary during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Q: How do I make payment?

    A: To make payment you can click on the order page and order a set size (A4, A3 etc). If a more bespoke size is required, please get in touch for a quotation. The piece will be shipped upon completion of the piece to your full satisfaction.

  • Q: Will you keep me updated on how my drawing is coming along?

    A: Updates will be provided regularly along the way which a) gives you the chance to highlight any adjustments/changes and b) allows you to see the drawing evolve (cool!).

  • Q: Do you provide a framing service?

    A: Framing is not included or provided. It’s advisable to find a local framer and select the frame, mount edge and glass yourself (taking the piece with you) as this is always down to personal preference, factoring in conditions of where it will be displayed.

  • Q: Will my drawing be signed?

    A: Every piece is signed and dated (month and year), unless instructed otherwise. Please say if you would also like a message written on the back. A signature is always added to confirm the artwork’s authenticity and provenance.