Tag Archives: Portraits

Rana Balca Ülker

Couldn’t find too much information on embroidery artist, Rana Balca Ülker, but we admired her work so much that we had to share. The Istanbul-based talent has a degree in fashion and textile art.  She combines her acrylic paintings with embroidery and conveys a portrait imbued with deep expression and feelings.  Flowers and foliage are repeated images in many of her paintings.  She also created a series that focuses very powerfully on the eyes.  

The artist can be followed on Facebook and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Rana Balca Ülker.

Mercedes deBellard


Mercedes deBellard is a freelance illustrator living and working in Madrid, Spain.  She is a well known portrait illustrator demonstrating an elegant and expressive style.  We were particularly attracted to these floral portraits.

You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Mercedes deBellard.

Petra Wolzak


Admiring this new series of embroidered portraits created by Amsterdam-based artist, Petra Wolzak.  This series entitled, “Fighting Females”, honors a group of women who achieved enormous progress for their families, their village, their country, their world.  Her colorful portraits are constructed of leather, embroidery thread, wool, and glow-in-the-dark twine. The first of this series features explorers and people of the North and South Poles.

More of her work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Petra Wolzak.