Hello, my name is Berna Lamers. Drawing, painting and animals have been my greatest passion since childhood. I make realistic portraits of people and pets in commission for over 15 years with great pleasure and dedication. I strive to capture the heart and soul of your beloved pet or person in the portrait. Every portrait has a story and I am very grateful to be able to make it.
All my portraits are hand drawn or painted from photos using only the best materials. You can have a portrait drawn with pastel chalk or painted in oil or acrylic paint in any desired format. I also paint Christmas balls with a portrait or any other desired subject.
Would you like to have a portrait made or do you have any questions? Please feel free to send me a message. Together we can discuss your exact wishes and details of the work to be done. I like to hear from you!
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I gave the birthday present and it has been super well received.
Nice to see the portrait on your site.
Thank you again for the great drawing. Great how beautifully you draw portraits in pastel.
My husband received a present for his 60th birthday that he still looks at every day with great pleasure and that are 3 beautiful portraits of our treasures of grandchildren drawn by you ...
Thank you again for your wonderful work.
Recently received an assignment for a pastel drawing in size 21 x30 cm. The Tervueren Shepherd Doenja is a beautiful dog with a tough appearance. The eyes are the main focus of the portrait for me. These reflect the soul and character of the dog. On the photo her fur and tongue are lighter from the sun. I adjusted the colors while drawing and also omitted the background and shadow. On gray pastel paper, the portrait of Doenja comes beautiful into its own.
A nice next assignment completed in acrylic paint on size 30 x 40 cm. The client very much wanted to have an animal portrait made of her parents' dog. She wanted to give it as a present for their 50th wedding anniversary. Paddy is a sweet Golden Retriever of almost 5 years old and loves to cuddle, likes to find his own way when going out but listens well. Likes to be outside and likes the woods.
I built up the painting in thin layers of acrylic paint to give it more depth. The background is painted in abstract natural tones and the foreground is more detailed. I painted Paddy very realistically. The blurred background makes Paddy stand out nicely in the painting. A beautiful dog and a joy to portray!
The client wanted to have a portrait of the cat Mickey made in oil paint, as a present for his future wife. In consultation, a taupe-colored background was chosen, so that Mickey is clearly present on the painting, which suits his character. He can be incredibly arrogant and feels like the absolute ruler of the house, but at the same time incredibly sweet and affectionate. At the age of four Mickey lost his left eye. That is a rather present characteristic of its appearance. A special cat with a great character to paint.