I recently had the pleasure of commissioning illustrator Iona Vorster to bring an idea of mine to life. It was to be a gift for my daughter for Christmas and Iona did not disappoint. She was excited by my ideas from the start and her enthusiasm was very encouraging. Iona understood what I wanted perfectly and came up with ideas to improve what I wanted. She kept me updated regularly and sent me progress pictures. I felt comfortable in discussing any changes I wanted and was thrilled with the high quality of the finished piece. My daughter loved the picture and it looks great framed. I would highly recommended Iona if you’re looking for a unique piece of work.
- Jo Humphrey, UK
I commissioned a Fallout-themed portrait for my best friend by Iona Vorster during the Christmas holidays of 2015. We communicated back and forth a few months prior on what I wanted, and when Iona sent me a rough draft, she was incredibly professional with the small detail I wanted changed in an already beautiful piece of art. Her updates were much appreciated, and the final product brought my friend an incredible amount of joy (she started crying) that if I require any more portraits for friends in the future, Iona is the first artist I'm going to contact. Thank you again!
- Danielle T. Alberta, Canada
I had the best possible experience with Iona. We traded ideas back and forth for the commission, and she delivered the final product in a timely manner and to my exact specifications, and then some! I always felt confident in her ability to take my inkling of a concept and turn it into a beautiful work of art, as well as a tribute to a dear loved one. I give her my strongest recommendation."
-Mateus D.S, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Finding Iona's work was serendipitous. I commissioned a custom full-body portrait of my husband and I as Fallout characters and could not be happier with the result. The process was easy, Iona's customer service was top notch, and the final painting was and is still perfection. I was able to request specific postures, clothing, and items, and Iona executed them masterfully with a brilliant attention to small details. Her painting looks just like us! Except, you know, much cooler. I have it framed on our mantle and it's a big talking point when entertaining. I actually wanted to order a few more commissions though couldn't meet Iona's production schedule in time! Overall, we're completely smitten with the work Iona did for us. She's talented beyond measure and I'd hire her again and again and again if it wasn't totally weird to have a house full of portraits of yourself. You're the best Iona, thank you!
- Laura J, Michigan, USA