Viportraits by Peter Engels

 

Daniel Craig by Peter Engels
Daniel Craig – 40 x 40 cm - 15.7 x 15.7 inch

Art: Vintage portrait of James Bond actor Daniel Craig

 Pierce Brosnan by Peter Engels
Pierce Brosnan – 40 x 40 cm - 15.7 x 15.7 inch

Art: Art: Vintage portrait of James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan

Timothy Dalton by Peter Engels
Timothy Dalton – 40 x 40 cm - 15.7 x 15.7 inch

Art: Vintage portrait of James Bond actor Timothy Dalton

Roger Moore by Peter Engels
Roger Moore – 40 x 40 cm - 15.7 x 15.7 inch

Art: Vintage portrait of James Bond actor Roger Moore

George Lazenby by Peter Engels
George Lazenby – 40 x 40 cm - 15.7 x 15.7 inch

Art: Vintage portrait of James Bond actor George Lazenby

Sean Connery by Peter Engels
Sean Connery – 40 x 40 cm - 15.7 x 15.7 inch

Art: Vintage portrait of James Bond actor Sean Connery

Eva Mendes by Peter Engels
Eva Mendes – 90 x 90 cm - 35,4 x 35,4 inch

Art: Vintage Portrait of actress Eva Mendes painted on board of a catamaran sailing around the island of Mallorca, Spain. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dPJqc775r4

Sean Connery by Peter Engels
‘Practice Makes Perfect’ - 90 x 90 cm - 35.43 x 35.43 inch

Art: This Vintage portrait of Sean Connery was painted at the SeaFair exhibition in Miami.
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_32IK8RNA0

Princess Astrid by Peter Engels
Princess Astrid - 90 x 90 cm - 35.5 x 35.5 inch

Art: Vintage portrait of Princess Astrid, daughter of the Belgian King Albert. Peter Engels was invited at the Princess’s villa where she modelled for the photos the artist took and from which he painted this royal portrait. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUeSWQ9uNBA

Whitney Houston by Peter Engels
‘A Toast To The Sun’ – 100 x 100 cm – 39 x 39 inch

Art: Vintage Portrait of Whitney Houston painted in Sainte-Maxime, South of France. In this painting the sunlight comes from behind and sheds beautiful light through the glass, the ice cube in the glass and through Whitney Houston’s hair. In her eye Peter Engels painted the reflection of the glass. This painting is a happy tribute to the summer. From where Peter Engels made this painting he could see Saint-Tropez across the bay.
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR6DV_LaCDM


Nicole Kidman by Per Engels

‘Gracious sunlight' – 100 x 200 cm – 39 x 79 inch

Art: Vintage Portrait of Nicole Kidman. For one month Nicole Kidman stayed in Peter Engels' home village, Brasschaat, Belgium, just 500 meters from his atelier. She used to jog down his street. Nicole Kidman was there to shoot some of the scenes for her new movie, 'Grace of Monaco'. The story is about Grace Kelly's involvement with Monaco's Prince Rainier and France's Charles De Gaulle dispute over tax laws in the early 1960s. This painting is a tribute to both Nicole Kidman and Grace Kelly. Watch the sunlight shining delicately through the holes in the straw hat, creating some beautiful claire-obscure effects onto the skin. Some years ago Peter Engels also painted the Vintage Portrait of Grace Kelly. That art piece was sold to her son, Prince Albert of Monaco.


Richard Branson by Peter Engels
Richard Branson – 200 x 100 cm – 39 x 79 inch

Art: Peter Engels was asked by the Antwerp World Diamond Center to paint Richard Branson's portrait. The first idea was not to paint a live portrait but to have Richard Branson sign this painting that would be put up for auction. When this painting was ready, a day before, Peter Engels was asked to paint Branson's live portrait on stage.

‘The Eyes Of The Tiger’, Tiger Woods by Peter Engels
‘The Eyes Of The Tiger’ – 200 x 100 cm – 79 x 39 inch
Art: Vintage portrait of golf champion Tiger Woods

Steve Jobs by Peter Engels
‘Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish’ – 200 x 100 cm – 79 x 39 inch
Art: Vintage portrait of Apple CEO Steve Jobs

Nina Torres by Peter Engels
Nina Torres – 100 x 200 cm – 79 x 39 inch
Art: Vintage Portrait of  Nina Torres, Director and Chief Curator at her own art gallery in Miami, Florida. Nina Torres organizes Miami River Art Fair during Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami.
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ59v0ygYsA



Richard Branson by Peter Engels
Richard Branson – 100 x 200 cm – 39 x 79 inch

Art: Is there a better moment for celebrity portrait painter Peter Engels to have a busy man like Sir Richard Branson model for him than during a two and the half hour interview in Antwerp, Belgium? In front of a 1,600 people audience of international press, politicians, students and entrepreneurs portrait master Peter Engels planted his easel on the podium and painted Richard Branson’s close-up portrait on a large canvas. Afterwards the painting was signed by Richard Branson and put up for auction. 100% of the proceeds go to Virgin Unite, the Virgin charity organization. The Noble-House Company, the producers of the Amanprana organic line, acquired the art piece. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss08LizQGA0


Lewis Hamilton by Peter Engels
Lewis Hamilton – 90 x 180 cm - 35,4 x 70,9 inch

Art: Vintage Portrait of formula-1 pilot Lewis Hamilton with in the background his Mc Laren. On his jacket the logo of Hugo Boss, Fedex, Mobil, Johnny Walker and Vodafone. The painting was made in France for an exhibition in cooperation with Hugo Boss.

Hippocrates by Peter Engels

Hippocrates - 100 x 200 x 3,5 cm

''Let Food Be Your Medicine' Vintage Portrait of Hippocrates, father of medicine, 100 x 200 cm • 39 x 79 inch. The Greek philosopher Hippocrates lived 400 years BC. Even in his era, he urged people to stay healthy with natural, unrefined foods. He spoke the wise words "Let food be your medicine", the philosophy at Noble-House. Read the article of Peter Engels and Noble-House
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at1gp6_HeNU

Steve McQueen by Peter Engels
Steve McQueen - 100 x 200 x 3,5 cm

"The Man From Le Mans" Vintage Portrait of Steve McQueen, 100 x 200 cm • 39 x 79 inch In the background we see the legendary Porsche 917. On Steve McQueen's Le Mans jacket there are the logos of Tag Heuer and Gulf oil.

Che Guevara by Peter Engels
Che Guevara - 100 x 200 x 3,5 cm

"Che" Vintage Portrait of Che Guevara, 100 x 200 cm • 39 x 79 inch


Serrien Family by Peter Engels
Serrien family - 100 x 150 x 3,5 cm

“Summer Glow” Vintage Portrait of the Serrien Family, 100 x 150 cm, 39 x 58 inch


Mr. Wilsens by Peter Engels
Mr. Wilsens - 100 x 100 x 3,5 cm

Vintage Portraits of Mr. Wilsens, 100 x 100 cm, 39 x 39 inch

Vermeulen Family by Peter Engels
Vermeulen family - 100 x 200 x 3,5 cm
“The Last Wish” Vintage Portrait of The Vermeulen Family, 100 x 200 cm, 39 x 79 inch

Andy Warhol by Peter Engels
Andy Warhol - ‘Mister Pop Art’- 50 x 50 x 3,5 cm PRESS RELEASE
Vintage Portrait of Andy Warhol 50 x 50 cm • 20 x 20 inch. Painted with the palette knife in Indonesia on Java Cotton and with acrylic sepia colorite.

Enzo Ferrari by Peter Engels
Enzo Ferrari - 'Il Commendatore' 200 x 100 x 3,5 cm
Vintage Portrait of Enzo Ferrari 100 x 200 cm • 39 x 79 inch. Acrylic sepia colorite on canvas Painted with the palette knife. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHQDdlLX7YI

Peter Engels - 'You Are What You Paint' - Self-portrait
Peter Engels - 'You Are What You Paint' 50 x 50 x 3,5 cm
Vintage self-Portrait of Peter Engels 50 x 50 cm • 20 x 20 inch. Acrylic sepia colorite on canvas Painted with the palette knife.

Steve McQueen by Peter Engels
Steve McQueen - 60 x 80 x 3,5 cm
Vintage Portrait 60 x 80 cm • 23.6 x 31.5 inch. Acrylic sepia colorite on canvas Painted with the palette knife

Michael Jackson by Peter Engels
Michael Jackson -‘Amber light’ - 200 x 100 x 3,5 cm
Vintage Portrait of Michael Jackson 100 x 200 cm • 39 x 79 inch. Acrylic sepia colorite mixed with beach sand painted on canvas with the palette knife on the island of Lombok, Indonesia.
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JilsHtJmEKQ

Richard Branson by Peter Engels
Richard Branson - ‘I don’t wear suits’ - 200 x 100 x 3,5 cm
Vintage Portrait of Richard Branson 100 x 200 cm • 39 x 79 inch. Acrylic sepia colorite on canvas Painted with the palette knife.

Robert De Niro by Peter Engels
Robert De Niro - ‘Rolled on havana thighs’ - 200 x 100 x 3,5 cm
Vintage Portrait of Robert De Niro 100 x 200 cm • 39 x 79 inch. Acrylic sepia colorite on canvas Painted with the palette knife.

Herman Van Rompuy by Peter Engels
Herman Van Rompuy - ‘Europe’s first president’ - 200 x 100 x 3,5 cm
Vintage Portrait of Herman Van Rompuy 100 x 200 cm • 39 x 79 inch. Acrylic sepia colorite on canvas Painted with the palette knife.

John van der Windt - Govert den Toom by Peter Engels
John van der Windt - Govert den Toom - 60 x 40 cm
Vintage Portrait of John van der Windt - Govert den Toom 60 x 40 cm • 23,6 x 15,7 inch. Acrylic sepia colorite on canvas Painted with the palette knife.

Leopold Lippens by Peter Engels
Leopold Lippens - 20 x 20 cm
Vintage Portrait of Leopold Lippens 20 x 20 cm • 7,9 x 7,9 inch. Painted with the palette knife in Indonesia on Java Cotton and with acrylic sepia colorite.

Bob Mendes by Peter Engels
Bob Mendes 100 x 100 cm
Vintage Portrait of Bob Mendes 100 x 100 cm • 39,4 x 39,4 inch. Acrylic sepia colorite on canvas. Painted with the palette knife. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5GjLajgF_U
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGd4x97ShdU


Sheikh Khalifa by Peter Engels
Sheikh Khalifa - 'Guggenheim & louvre in my backyard' - 200 x 100 x 3,5 cm
Vintage Portrait of Sheikh Khalifa with the new Guggenheim and Louvre museums to be built in Abu Dhabi 100 x 200 cm • 39 x 79 inch Acrylic sepia colorite on canvas Painted with the palette knife.

Waterfall by Peter Engels
Waterfall - 200 x 100 x 3,5 cm
Vintage Portrait of the sensation of taking a natural waterfall shower 100 x 200 cm • 39 x 79 inch Acrylic sepia colorite on canvas Painted with the palette knife.

Madonna by Peter Engels
Madonna - 200 x 100 x 3,5 cm
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2s9kfPtEes

Grace Kelly by Peter Engels
Grace Kelly - 200 x 100 x 3,5 cm
Prince Albert II of Monaco (son of Grace Kelly) bought the painting at a Sotheby's auction. Peter Engels met Prince Albert at the auction. In the background of the painting we vaguely see the Monaco marina anno 1955. Peter Engels based on images of Hitchcock's thriller 'To Catch a Thief' to paint the stunning view over the Monaco bay by night.
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjUgS62DgKo
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRLNQueRzY4

Barak Obama by Peter Engels
Barack Obama - 200 x 100 x 4,5 cm
Artist Peter Engels finished the presidential portrait of Barack Obama on the inauguration day. Just like his other large Vintage Portraits, Peter Engels always paints with the palette knife in his typical sepia colors. That is his signature. Also the flying Stars and Stripes had to be converted into these colors by the artist. But one sees the red and the blue. The painting is not just black and white. Newpapers wrote that Peter Engels not only paints the fysical features of the president, he paints the soul. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr_cSTXokIA

Jan Decleir by Peter Engels
Jan Decleir – 100 x 100 x 4,5 cm – PRIVATE COLLECTION
Jan Decleir is one of Europe’s best actors seen in films like Loft and The Alzheimer Case. Peter Engels painted his character head, worn and full of experience.

Catherina Zeta-Jones by Peter Engels
Catherine Zeta-Jones – 90 x 90 x 4,5 cm
Peter Engels went to Mallorca to paint the portrait of Catherine Zeta-Jones. She and her husband Michael Douglas have a holiday home near Valldemossa in the west of the island.
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr_cSTXokIA


Karl Lagerfeld by Peter Engels
Karl Lagerfeld – 200 x 100 x 4,5 cm
One evening Peter Engels ran into Karl Lagerfeld just outside The Mercer Hotel, Soho, New York. This portrait is the result of the brief encounter with one of the most remarkable men in art today. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0iIMyhKf7Y

Toots Thielemans
Toots Thielemans - 190 x 100 x 4,5 cm
This portrait has been made especially for a series of year overviews by America journalist Greet De Keyser. The musical interludes by Fidelio String quartet and pianist Marc Matthys were all about American music and Mr. Harmonica, Toots Thielemans.
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqCiwtJuvvI

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela - 200 x 100 x 4,5 cm
This portrait was displayed on the biggest billboard of the world on Times Square, New York, when Nelson Mandela turned 90. The international press reported the event. Peter Engels painted his heart and soul. With the palette knife of course.
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHaOfR5Dzz8


Marilyn Monroy
Marilyn Monroe - 200 x 100 x 4,5 cm
Marilyn Monroe has been portrayed by Peter Engels several times. This 'Vintage Portrait' is painted with the knife. 'Happy birthday, Mr. President.'


John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy - 200 x 100 x 4,5 cm - PRIVATE COLLECTION
Already several times Peter Engels painted John F. Kennedy's portrait. But this one is certainly the largest Peter Engels ever created: 2 by 1 metre. It is painted solely with the knife, rough and 3-dinsional. It is the one president that said: 'We need men who can dream.
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICXKC6xCeYg



Hopkins and Custot - 220 x 90 x 4,5 cm - PRIVATE COLLECTION
Waring Hopkins and Stéphane Custot own the Hopkins-Custot art gallery on a side road of the Champs Elysees in Paris. They are considered to be in the top 10 of art dealers of the world. The world's finest painters like Appel, Degas, Miro, Magritte, Monet, Picasso, Pissarro,... are traded through their gallery. Peter Engels is proud that he was given the opportunity to paint their portraits. It is an honour to see his triptic hanging in the Hopkins-Custot Gallery in Paris, among the greatest painters of all times.

Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti - 100 x 100 x 4,5 cm
Peter Engels tried to contact Mr. Pavarotti. That is, he sent him (or his agent) an email. Peter Engels left for Italy without any response to his mail. But he made the portrait. He painted it (with the knife only) while he had idyllic views on the Umbrian landscapes. Peter Engels said: 'Together with Pavarotti I sang his arias while I was painting. Luckyly I am a much better painter than a singer.' On September 6, Luciano Pavarotti, the greatest tenor of all times, passed away. This was the last portrait painted, keeping him alive forever.


Gert-Jan Van Leeuwen
Gert-Jan Van Leeuwen - 100 x 100 x 4,5 cm - PRIVATE COLLECTION
Businessman and hockey coach Gert-Jan van Leeuwen has beautiful caracteristic lines and kind eyes. Mark the light on the right and the texture in the background. Since Mr. van Leeuwen received this portrait as a gift from his Hockey club, Peter Engels added the logo that states: 'In hoc signo vinces' (in this sign you shall conquer).

Daila Lama
Dalai Lama - 80 x 60 x 4,5 cm
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is a charismatic figure and noted public speaker. When he paid a visit to Europe he was not given the stately welcome he deserved. He is still fighting his peaceful war for the independence of Tibet from the Chinese occupation.

Toots Thielemans
Toots Thielemans - 70 x 70 x 4,5 cm
Peter Engels attended several concerts of Toots Thielemans. He is such a kind man and a genious jazz musician. Mr. Harmonica became 85 last April. This painting is a tribute to the warm and generous person behind the humble musician. It is not the first time that Peter Engels portrayed Toots Thielemans.


The Beatles
The Beatles - 4 paintings, each 50 x 50 x 4,5 cm
The Beatles: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Georges Harrison
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r5Bzyz7768

Elvis
Elvis Presley - 120 x 100 x 8 cm - PRIVATE COLLECTION
The young Elvis Presley with his typical little smile. Look at the light coming from the rear, the rough knife strokes in the background and on his shirt. Look at the twinkling
in his eyes. Ladies and gentlemen, the King of Rock & Roll, Mr. Elvis Presley.


Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando - 90 x 90 x 4,5 cm
The Marlon Brando painting is not only a 'Vintage Portrait', it belongs to the 'Gold Collection' as well. The ultra thin sheets of gold leaf are hard to apply, but the effect is stunning. This portrait is painted with the knife: rough and 3-dimensional. Unmistakingly The Godfather! Unmistakingly Peter Engels.

Jenifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez - 90 x 90 x 4,5 cm - PRIVATE COLLECTION
In this Jennifer Lopez portrait the soft light comes from below. Peter Engels painted it with the kife, which he likes the most. It is not the easiest way to paint a good portrait, but it certainly is the most artistic. It also shows the pure quality.

Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts - 110 x 110 x 4,5 cm
Peter Engels has painted Julia Roberts because of her spontaneous look and her legendary part in the film 'Erin Brocovich'. The hair is painted with the knife, fast and 3-dimensional.
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lMECl6IjXg


Ernest Hemmingway
Ernest Hemingway - 80 x 80 x 4,5 cm
A tribute to the fisherman, the hunter, the globe trotter... But most of all to the writer, the poet, the philosopher. Peter Engels visited Hemingway House in Key West, Florida and the hacienda in Havanna, Cuba. The whole Ernest Hemingway is concentrated in this one portrait.


Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot - 100 x 100 x 8 cm.
This painting is more than a portrait of a 60's beauty icon. It is a tribute to a remarkable woman with a healthy vision onto the world. She still lives low key in Saint-Tropez.


Roger Moore
Roger Moore
- 100 x 100 x 4,5 cm
The Roger Moore portrait is one of Peter Engels' favourites. He loves sir Roger Moore as an actor and as an ambassador for UNICEF. By coincidence Peter Engels has encountered him walking on a beach in Denmark where Moore has a summer house. There was never spoken more than a friendly HELLO. For Peter Engels this was a meaningful moment. 14 November '07 Roger Moore became 80


Ursulla Andres
Ursula Andress - 100 x 120 x 8 cm
1962, James Bond's Dr. No: Ursula Andress, attractive Swiss girl, steps out of the ocean, all wet, conch shells in her hands. Peter Engels captured her somewhat troubled look, when Sean Connery surprises her. This is not a typical 'Vintage Portrait' because Peter Engels framed more than a close up
of the head. It is by far the most appealing moment in film history.