Big things come in small packages...
My name is Maria van Bruggen - and you may seen my name "Elfies" as my art name :) I am 34 years old and am a full-time self-employed fantasy artist.
Lets say art being a huge part of my life and my biggest inspiration daily. I can say that everything around me feels very inspiring. Face of the laughing child sometimes can bring up a beautiful painting. I mostly use watercolors, acrylics, pencils and oil. I find watercolors most comforting media for me though as they are something as gentle as your soul. You can visit my website Elfies-World to see more of my work.
I mostly busy during the year with different custom commissions as well I also sell some of the more simple paintings and prints in my ebay shop HERE. You can see my name on many websites through the interenet and I am glad to know that my works making many people happy all around the world.
I am preparing one of my big book projects for the next year and some of my art will be feautured in Fantasy art calendar 2004.
I can't say I have specifical artists influences as every time I look around I find more and more most talented people around me :) THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSPIRATION!
I live with my husband Etienne, my two kids Melody and Daniel in beautiful small and very green town. We are happily sharing our place with many pets and I enjoy every moment of my life
I am daily updating my Live Journal with my newest paintings/ sketches/life stories, so you are more than welcome to visit and read it HERE
YES I do accept a commissions for custom paintings that sometimes can be wonderful as a present for somebody you love or simply for yourself :) Please email me for details to email@example.com and I'll be happy to be back to you with my policies and price list. Please note that waiting time for comission to be done can be up to 2-3 weeks (because of my busy sheldure) so if you are planning it as a present for specifical holiday/birthday - please contact me before!
I am glad you took your time to visit my galery - I hope it brought you little part of my fantasy world :).
Please note that all of my artwork is copyrighted, and I do not allow ANY use of my images without express permission. I apologize in advance for any distraction caused by the copyright watermarks, but unfortunately not everybody is kind enough to respect my copyrights. Thank you for looking!
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Comission painting / portrait price list:
Ink painting prices:
4 x 6” (10 x 15 cm) – 15$ - 11?
7 x 9” (17 x 22 cm) – 30$ - 23?
9 x 12” (22 x 30 cm) – 45$ - 35?
16 x 20” (40 x 50 cm) – 85$ - 66?
Watercolor painting prices:
4 x 6” (10 x 15 cm) – 25$ - 20?
7 x 9” (17 x 22 cm) – 55$ - 43?
9 x 12” (22 x 30 cm) – 85$ - 66?
16 x 20” (40 x 50 cm) – 150$ - 120?
Acrylic painting prices:
4 x 6” (10 x 15 cm) – 55$ - 43?
7 x 9” (17 x 22 cm) – 85$ - 66?
9 x 12” (22 x 30 cm) – 150$ - 120?
11 x 14" (30 x 40) - 200$ - 154?
16 x 20” (40 x 50 cm) – 280$ - 195?
Prices are excluding shipment; prices for one character and for a simple background.
For details about more complicated background and additional characters or for questions or requests – please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please understand that there can be waiting list before you – so if this is a commission for birthday present or holiday – please contact me at least month before it.
My cross-stitch patterns are availiable from this wonderful website:
You can send e-cards with my art from those websites: