Lance Von Prüm
Portrait Artist

Watercolorist

Illustrator

​Cartoonist

Commissions

I am a full time commissioned artist working for clients in the Southwest and across the country. My work is displayed in a variety of venues in Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington, Fredericksburg, Texas. Over a hundred of my watercolors hang in the homes and businesses of satisfied clients across the United States. I work primarily from photos that I take of my subjects or photos supplied by my clients. Challenge me to exceed your expectations.


The Magic Challenge of White

White subjects are magical in watercolor and examples can be seen in much of my work. Controlling the white paper is the challengeof watercolor painting, to use the paper as white or light, then paint darker colors. Oil painting and other media paint from dark to light. The control of light is simply understanding how light 

works. 


Automobilia

Guys like cars. Guys would rather

have a painting of their car than a

painting of themselves. Whether it's

a rusted out pickup in the woods or

a finished show car, cars make great

watercolor subjects.

Cartoons and Prints

My interests and abilities cover a broad range as shown in my recent "Airhead" series of nonsensical cartoons reminiscent of the 70's underground comix. Most all of my work is scanned and high resolution prints on watercolor paper are available in a verity of sizes.

Exceeding his client's expectations is a continuous goal. This client's husband is a P-51 pilot and this painting was a birthday surprise. The airplane seems to fly off the paper in this dramatic composition. You can almost hear the engine and smell the avgas and Castrol.

From photorealism to fantasy, my images often catch and hold the viewer's eye as he or she looks closer and deeper for more detail and more meaning.

Composition, balance and lighting are crucial factors in an image. The brightness and variety keep the eye moving and involved.

This was an award winning portrait.I want my work to capture the personality and soul of my subject, more than just an image. I good work of art makes a connection with the viewer.

Special Projects

Traditional

Fantasy Art

Portraits

​My cartoon image to the left is not a good example of photorealism, but the photo on the right was used to paint the watercolor above.