Below are a few more examples of some of the many anniversary portraits I have drawn over the last few years and a selection of kind comments from my customers.
If you would like me to draw a portrait as a present for your loved-one, please get in touch.
date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 19:16:33 +0000
I received the picture today - thank you so much it is truly amazing :-)
The packaging was also excellent and it arrived in perfect condition.
date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 09:09:28 +0000
Many thank Basi,
Richard and I love the portrait.
Many thanks again.
Venetia & Richard
date: 20/08/2010 17:12
Thank you so much for the beautiful portrait. It arrived safely today as it was very well wrapped up.
The emailed image really did not do it any justice!
You are a very talented artist and I shall be sure to recommend you to friends.
I am having it professionally framed today and I am collecting it tomorrow.
We are celebrating our anniversary in Barecelona and I cannot wait to see Derek's face when I give it to him as I know he will love it as much as I did.
Many thanks again
date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:53:39 +0100
Just wanted to drop you a note to say many thanks for the picture my wife loved it, she thought it was an amazing present.
Many thanks again
wish you all the best
date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 15:55:57 +0100
We are delighted with the portrait thanks again.
date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 10:17:13 +0100
Thank you for returning my e-mail so quickly. The portrait looks fantastic !
date: 28/07/2010 :10:27 +00:00
Thanks very much for your e-mail. The picture is stunning!
date: 18/07/2010 16:54 +00:00
I received the portrait on Thursday and was delighted when Carly opened the package this morning. She was extremely impressed and so was I, at the detail used to make the portrait.
We are currently in the airport away to go on holiday and wanted to take this opportunity before we leave to thank you. This is defenitely the one anniversary out of the many we will have that we will remember the most.
All the best
Ross & Carly
date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 08:16:51 +0100
Thank you. the portrait look's great.
date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 07:53:20 +0200
The portrait arrived on time and Lucy was really delighted with it.
date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:46:27 +0000
Just to let you know I have received the portrait. I am really pleased with it and can't wait to show it to my husband on our anniversary on Sunday - I'm sure he will love it as well.
date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 10:33:11 +0000
Arrived first thing this morning, looks fantastic, thanks you very much.
date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 16:44:33 +0000
Got it and its brilliant!! Thank you so much.
date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:00:02 +0100 (GMT+01:00)
I have received the portrait and am so pleased. I think you have done an amazing job - you are very talented. Thank you so much.
I hope you have a good Christmas and new year.
I will be in contact in the future for future presents I'm sure!
Take care and many, many thanks again
date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 07:12:12 EDT
Thank you so much the portrait is wonderful, and brought a tear to my eye, we are going to present Kate and Dave with during a meal tonight.
date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:38:13 +0100
To confirm receipt this morning of our wonderful portrait! Thank you so much, the level of detail is exquisite and we are both very, very pleased.
I would not hesitate to recommend you to others who might be considering one of your portraits for either their first anniversary or just a lovely, special gift.
Kerry and Alan
date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 21:05:41 +0100
Just a quick not to say I received the portrait today, it looks fantastic and I'm sure John will love it... I will be giving it to him on Sunday.
Thank you so much!
date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:41:50 +0100
Once again thank you very much. I have had more time to look at the sample you linked to today and it really is more than I had hoped for - what an excellent portrait.
date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 09:16:25 +0000
Thank you very much for getting this done in time. It looks great and i'm sure Emma will love it!
Thank you once again you're a great find and a true talent.
date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 12:05:51 +0000
I've just seen the portrait and I absolutly love it.
Thanks a lot.
date: 3 Jul 2009 09:59:55 +0100
Just to let you know the portrait has arrived safely and it is beautiful, thank you very much, I am sure Peter will love it
date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 08:12:07 +0000
That's marvellous! Thank you.
With best wishes, and thanks again,
date: Wed, 13 May 2009 04:05:48 -0400
The portrait looks wonderful, thank you.
Once again thank you.
date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 07:34:00 +0100
I Hope your are well.
I received the portrait yesterday. It is fantastic, i love it and so did my brother and sister in law. Thank you so much for doing a fabulous portrait for me.
Thank you once again for your amazing work.
Look forward to hearing from you son.
Best Wishes and regards.
date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 10:43:59 +0000
Its beautiful...many thanks...can not wait to give it to my husband on Sunday now
Thanks again, I shall certainly recommend u to friends and family
~ Kind regards
date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 09:07:43 +0000
I gave the portrait to Shumi today and she was absolutely blown away by it!! She was speechless! She could not believe how accurate and detailed it was. In her words she said it was a timeless piece. And I agree. It doesn't get any better than this.
Thank you so much. Both me and Shumi agree you are extremely talented!
Shah and Shumi
date: Mon, 02 Feb 2009 13:26:34 -0500
Its our anniversary today, so I wrapped up the portrait and gave it to Martyn this morning, he and I are thrilled with it and we both think its brilliant, the fine detail is fantastic, it's better than the original photo.
Thanks again for your help and the effort you put into our portrait and in such a short time period.
date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 09:14:43 -0000
Thank you so much for this portrait, it is absolutely fantastic!
Thank you very much again, it is perfect!
date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 16:24:15 +0000
I received the portrait today and all i can say is that your work is outstanding.
I will present it to Amanda on Sunday on our anniversary and i just know she is going to love it.
date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 03:06:59 -0800 (PST)
Received today with thanks, it looks fantastic.
date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 20:28:02 +0100
This is absolutely beautiful - I love the details such as my hair and also Julian's contented look in his eyes.
Thank you, fantastic work!
With best wishes
date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 13:26:40 +0100
It looks great.
Thanks once again
date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 10:15:53 +0000 (GMT)
The Portrait looks great!!
We had an axcellent anniversary and my wife loved the portrait.
date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 09:51:52 +0100
Just a quick note to let you know my wife and I were absolutely thrilled with the portrait, absolutely outstanding!
date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 13:02:51 +0100
Thanks again for this Basi - Anne-Marie was absolutely thrilled!!
date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 23:17:59 +0100
Thanks very much, Basi.
Portrait arrived today. Looks great.
Thanks for all your help and hard work.
date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 13:02:51 +0100
Thanks again for this Basi - Anne-Marie was absolutely thrilled!!
date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 09:25:28 +0000
He loves it too. He's taken it today to be framed - it will have pride of place in our bedroom.
Thank you again
date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 09:02:10 +0000 (GMT)
Just a quick note to let you know the portrait arrived safely on Friday as Planned.
My wife and I opened the package on Sunday, the morning of our anniversary, and my wife was absolutely thrilled with the idea and with your work. She is off to get the portrait framed today.
Thanks again for fitting me in an short notice and for helping to make our first anniversary special.
Graham & Jane.
date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 20:51:11 +0100
Looks fantastic! I can't wait to see it in person.
date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 13:46:44 +0100
Have received the drawing safe and sound! Thank you so much! Its even better in real life! I cant wait to show my husband!
Thank you again!
date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 16:34:36 +0100 (BST)
Just to let you know Alan was absolutely blown away by the portrait. He said it was breathtaking and he had never seen anything as amazing before. (He also wishes that he had thought of the idea himself !)
Many thanks once again for producing this fabulous portrait which will be cherished by us both forever.
Sally & Alan
date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 08:59:29 +0100
Thank you so much - I am sure Rob will love it.
date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 08:08:03 +0100
My wife was thrilled with the picture so many thanks. The image on the internet didn't do it justice at all! I was delighted with the outcome.
Just need to get it framed and up on the wall.
Many thanks again,
date: Fri, 23 May 2008 09:28:19 +0100
I got the portrait this morning and I am absolutely delighted (superbly packaged!), it looks fabulous!
Thank you very much for all your help and especially being able to get this completed in advance of our anniversary!
I know Emma will be delighted when she sees it this evening!
date: Sat, 17 May 2008 08:39:08 +0000 (GMT)
Again, many thanks for the portrait it is beutiful and i can not wait to see Adele's face a week on Monday,
date: Sun, 11 May 2008 12:57:31 +0000 (GMT)
Just to let you know that the portrait arrived safely in one piece. Thank you so much - it is absolutely stunning! You are truely talented. I loved it so much I've had to show it to everyone at work before Bob has seen it!
I shall be getting a frame for it and presenting it to him on our anniversary - I can't wait for his reaction.
Thank you once again,
date: Thu, 1 May 2008 09:04:21 +0100
Just to let you know Lorna loved the picture.
date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:36:59 +0000
Thanks once again for you help and hard work with this I am sure Sara will love it.
date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 17:08:58 +0000
Just to let you know I've just taken delivery!!!
I really don't know what to say, its so beautiful. I was left speechless which doesn't happen very often!
I'm sure Nick will be as thrilled as what I am with it.
Thank you so very much Basi.
date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 19:47:19 -0000
Thank you - this is brilliant. I am delighted and I am sure my husband Gordon will be also.
date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 18:46:39 +0000
Thanks so much for the portrait, it looks fantastic!
Many thanks once again
date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 13:59:45 -0000
All well and very pleased, I'm in the good books again for another year hopefully!!!
thank you Basi.
date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 15:12:45 -0000
Thanks you for completeing the portrait, it looks fantastic.
date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 13:36:00 +0000
I have had a house full of children this morning so didn't dare open it until just now! I haven't taken it out of the tissue either as it is so perfectly wrapped but was able to see through it and it looks fantastic!
I will present it to him on our anniversary and let you know what he thinks
Many thanks and best regards,
date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 20:09:24 +0000
Many Thanks for the brillint job you done of the portrait.It arrived safely on Thursday 15th.
My wife loved it and so did all of the relations who have seen it.
date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 16:12:38 +0000
The portrait looks absolutely fantastic...I can't wait to see the real thing!
date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:04:33 +0100 (GMT+01:00)
Received safely, thank you - it's a fantastic portrait, and has gone straight in a frame. It made a wonderful 1st anniversary present (even if my wife did look at the wrapped parcel and say, It'd better not be a big picture of me!), and I will certainly be recommending your services to friends and family.
date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 10:41:41 +0100
Thank you so much for sending me a scan of the portrait I absolutely love it!
date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 18:49:09 +0000
Many thanks all received intact and was well received! I will recommend you to friends definitely! Just the frame to choose now!
date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 13:29:36 +0100
We opened the packet together on Tuesday night, after returning from our anniversary trip. So literally we both saw it for the first time - I think the word of the moment, (and on-going) was wow (repeated more than several times)
We absolutely adore the portrait. We are both so impressed by your detailed interpretation of it. You caught us perfectly.
I personally would like to thank you for making our 1st anniversary so special.
With our very best wishes
Bob and Jenny
date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:20:20 +0100
I have received the picture and I am more than pleased the detail and accuracy of the likeness is fantastic
thanks for getting it done so quick.
date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 12:57:10 +0100
Just a quick email to thank you for the fantastic portrait.
It came on Saturday morning as promised and, more importantly, my wife absolutely adores it.
Once again, thank you for your excellent service.
date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 10:54:39 +0100
Thank you so much for the beautiful pencil portrait. I received it this morning and it is absolutely beautiful. I am really happy with it. I cannot wait to have it framed and present it to my husband. I am sure he will love it as much as I do.
You are a very talented and gifted person.
date: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 16:04:21 +0100 (BST)
Just a quick email to thank you for carrying out this commision for me. I gave the picture to my wife on Sunday and she loves it and cant get over how detailed your work is.
Our first baby is on the way and will be with us in November so I may be back in touch then!!
Once again thank you very much for sharing with us your gifted talent as an artist.
date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 22:42:41 +0100
Yes all is back to normal here. Water back on and drinkable and the portrait arrived on the Saturday, so wasn't effected by the strike.
And the good news is that we're both really pleased with it. Shall certainly be recommending you to friends and family.
All the best,
date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 09:06:25 -0500
We just returned from our anniversary trip where we opened the portrait together.
It was lovely and I certainly appreciate your efforts to capture the fine details of my dress and the flowers.
Thank you again. We will enjoy the portrait for years to come!
date: Mon, 21 May 2007 09:57:28 +0100
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for the wonderful portraits! The image you sent through on e-mail does not justify the actual. The attention to detail is magnificent! My husband was speechless when I showed them to him! Thank you for making our first anniversary as memorable as our wedding day!
You have such talent, that words cannot express.
date: Tue, 1 May 2007 15:51:26 +0100 (BST)
The portrait looks fantastic,thank you very much i will recommend to you.
date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 16:56:15 +0100
Basi - I have received the picture and am very happy with it, thank you.
date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 10:40:45 +0000 (GMT)
I received the portrait on Friday and have been away for the weekend, so I apologise for not letting you know sooner.I opened the packaging with great anticipation and was overwhelmed when I saw your work; you are truly a very talented person.. It gave me goose bumps and nearly made me cry !!!
I have since had it framed and it looks breathtaking.
Thank you VERY MUCH.. I will let you know how it goes when I present it to Fiona
Kind regards and all the best for the future.
date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 08:49:46 +0000
A million thanks for the beautiful portrait of me + my husband Rohan. We can't wait to adorn our house with such a unique work of art. I think Rohan was so stunned when he saw it he was lost for words. But he treats it like it's the most precious thing ever! It is - it's so special. Thanks for making our 1st wedding anniversary so memorable.
Neeta & Rohan
date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 07:10:48 EDT
The picture is awesome, Thank you so much.
date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 12:24:13 +0100 (BST)
Many thanks for the slight alterations, its really great and I know they'll be chuffed with it.
Again, many thanks. I'm delighted with it.
date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:47:45 +0100
Just wanted to confirm safe receipt of the portrait - it looks absolutely amazing - thank you so much - I'm sure he will love it just as much as me...now I've got to take it in the suitcase without him seeing!
Will definitely be using you again in the future!.
date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 12:25:21 +0100
Just to let you know the portrait has arrived safely.
It's wonderful, i am sure my parents will love it!
date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 18:08:33 +0100
The portrait is amazing, better than I could have ever imagined. I am so looking forward to its arrival and I know my husband will be so pleased with it. I could not have asked for a better 1st anniversary present for him.
Thank you so much for your help and quick turn around with this. If anyone ever asks me about portraits I will certainly recommend you to them.
Thank you once again.
date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 05:50:10 -0800 (PST)
The drawing of me and my wife is wonderful! It is a visual memory of our honeymoon August 1983 and is an anniversary gift.
Thanks again for gracing our walls with your amazing pencil art commemerating special moments in our life.
date: Mon, 10 May 2004 19:49:38 +0100
Thank you so much, I know they will be pleased.
Thank you so much again, If you would like to send me some flyers, Im sure I would have many patients who would be interested in your skills!
date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 12:41:27 +0100
Just to let you know, my wife and I gave the portrait to my parents last weekend - they really loved it. Thank you once again.
Hope all is well.