Heloise Toop - Cambridge Portrait Painter

'You’ve made the whole experience, for an initially very reluctant subject, a complete pleasure and created a portrait that beautifully captures me and things that are important to me. The light and reflections are superb and everyone has commented on how you’ve caught a very typical expression. I cannot thank you enough – you’re a truly great talent!'

Dr Lingwood, Madingley Hall, Cambridge, August 2015

'I just wanted to thank you for the lovely painting of A and K. It is a beautiful likeness of them; I particularly like the way you have made them look very natural and relaxed.'

Sarah, Cambridge, September 2014

'Thank you so much, it's perfect and I'm still moving it around the house to see where I like it most!'

Sarah, Cambridge, February 2014

'We love them and will enjoy them forever, great thanks to you!'

Odile, Cambridge, January 2014

'A natural success story' and ' Always a positive presence, she is drawn to bright colours, fancy dress and quirky styles, resulting in portraits that exude a unique joie de vivre, and this explains her loyal following in Cambridge, and why her work is so rapturously received by the public.'

Debut Contemporary Gallery, Notting Hill, September 2013

'Thank you it truly is amazing! I had to give it to him early. He absolutely loved it'

Rhona, September 2013

'Looks like the paintings aren't going to be in my office after
all -- my wife insists that we're keeping them in the lounge!'

Andrew, September 2013

'I think it's one of your best paintings... But then I'm biased!!'

Colin, September 2013

'It's even more stunning in real life!'

Brad, August 2013

'We have been singing your praises in the school playground!'

Sarah, August 2013

'Thank you very much for our wonderful painting. We presented it to my wife this evening and her first response was that it is "absolutely stunning". As you know this was a intended to be a present for a very special birthday and we all agree that your painting exceeded our expectations. I think I said when we first met that I hoped that it would be something that is passed down the family in years to come. I have no doubts that it will indeed be a treasured family heirloom.'

Steve, August 2012

'How could we not be pleased? Fantastic portraits and many thanks.... Just regret it took us two years to ask you.
Many many thanks and best wishes for your future success.'

Steve and Angela, August 2012

'Visited Heloise's Open Studio today. My opinion hasn't changed since I discovered her artwork two or three years ago: this girl is brilliant, and you're always warmly welcomed when you visit her. There are new artworks on display, and I heard of a project connected with literature which I will be waiting for with excitement. Just go!'

Henri, July 2012

'Heloise's mastery of the paint palette is breathtaking; from delicate eyelashes to wispy strands of hair, her depiction is stunningly realistic.'

Style Magazine, June 2012

I love it!!! It is soooooooooooo fantastic! It's like you can work magic!!!

Monika - Age 11, June 2012

'Wow! It looks amazing. Very happy with it.'

Brad, May 2012

'Heloise Toop is simply one of the very best and most exciting young portrait artists in Britain today. We have six Toop portraits, every one of which is seriously brilliant - ask Heloise to paint someone you know, work with, love: all her portraits will be stunning!'

Dr Christopher Catherwood MA, M.Litt, Ph.D, FRHistS, October 2011

'You couldn't have done a better job!'

Lotti, October 2011

'Painting looks wonderful, can't stop looking at it! Thank you so, so, so much!'

Coralie, October 2011

'They look so pretty!'

Helen, September 2011

'We keep inviting people round to see it!'

Sonia, November 2010

'I think what got me was that they have a kind of hyper-realist quality, but there is something calm, rather than cruel, about the way they expose their subjects.'

Susie, http://uselessbeautydesigns.blogspot.com/
October 2010

'I'm really pleased with it!'

October 2010.

'I am ecstatic with it!'

September 2010

'It's like he's in the room with me.'

May 2010

'We're enjoying your wonderful pictures in our house already.'

October 2009

'Heloise Toop works in oils and her specialisation is in portraiture. I think there is something strong and yet very sensitive about her work, and she seems to capture a vulnerability and humanity in her works.'

Clive Christy -Art Critic
August 2009

'We're delighted with your portrait. Thank you so much: it is now a family treasure!'

November 2008

'We love it!'

November 2008