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Portraits are a long-lasting love... How many school hours spent sketching my friends or teachers?  When I draw a portrait or a caricature, a feeling of deep empathy for my model grows.

One of the nicest jobs has been to be hired at a party to do portraits. Everyone, and especially kids, love to be put down on paper.

all images © Elise Talgorn

Hi folks, I'm Elise, half-artist, half-nerd. I love strong lines, color blocks and Dutch skies. I have done several painting exhibitions in Amsterdam, Den Haag and Rotterdam, and worked as a portrait artist. Now I mostly focus on illustrations and paintings on request (love to make people happy), and cartoons for myself. If you have the imperious need to hang something on your wall you can drop me an email there: