Testimonials

‘Empowering Women through Art’

Testimonials for Ewa Szypula – Portraits

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‘a special moment between friends’

Posing for an Ewa Szypula portrait wasn’t really like posing at all. It was a special moment between friends. I felt very comfortable and we talked and laughed throughout, in fact, I completely forgot I was naked!

It happened one hazy day in May when Ewa popped over to my little flat in Paris. I remember she bought me some organic yogurts that she had bought from a farm she had been to just that morning. As I made the tea I remembered a wrong sized frame I had wanted to give her, because I couldn’t find anything to fit in it. She stared at it delightedly and said very matter-of-factly: “instead of giving it to me why don’t you just take your clothes off and I’ll do a naked portrait of you to go in it?”

So that’s what we did. Twice in fact. They are now proudly displayed in my bedroom. They mean a lot to me as both a good memory and very good portraits. Thank you Ewa. Sarah, 32, Paris

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They will be so precious to reflect on as my body continues to change

Ewa drew me for the first time around ten years ago and since then, I have really valued having her beautiful drawings to reflect on. Now aged thirty and pregnant, I contacted Ewa to see if she would draw me again as a way of documenting my pregnancy. I am so overjoyed with what she produced – we had a lovely afternoon together and did several drawings of my bump and me resting in different poses, each one telling a different story. Some are very detailed with lots of depth and texture, and others are more minimal line drawings. They will be so precious to reflect on as my body continues to change, and I look forward to showing them to my baby when he or she is older. Ewa is such a lovely, warm person and made me feel completely at ease in her company. I would encourage other pregnant women to consider capturing your pregnancy through Ewa’s drawings – it’s something different and you won’t regret it! She’s even coming back in a few months to draw baby and me again after the birth and I can’t wait! Rachel, 31, Stoke-on-Trent

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her ability to capture the essence of her subject is second to none

I’ve had the pleasure to sit for Ewa a number of times over the years and the resulting artwork has always exceeded my expectations. Ewa’s talent spans multiple different styles and materials and her ability to capture the essence of her subject is second to none. Her warm manner makes you feel immediately at ease – I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend her for any portraits you may require. Pippa, 27, Paris

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‘I am growing stronger and prouder and feeling good about my body’

‘I just wanted to say thank you so much for my portrait session. It was a really enjoyable time and I feel so liberated! As I have a sneaky peak at them I am growing stronger and prouder and feeling good about my body. You have a great gift not just for drawing but for making other feel at ease.’ Alison, Nottingham

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Prices for a two-hour nude portraiture session start at £150.To commission your own portrait, contact szypulae ‘at’ gmail.com

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