Portrait Art by Rudy M. Vandecappelle
RmV Portraits Art
People /  Animal portraits
Wedding portraits
Dry brush & Mixed technique
Acrylics / Oil on Bristol paper


I am Rudy Maurice Vandecappelle, originally from Belgium, now living in France
after 12 beautiful years in the Scottish Highlands
I studied Arts for over 15 years and have been painting for more than 35 years.
Now I specialise in animal and people portraits in a modern, new technique.
The combination of a Dry Brush with a mixed technique, painted in acrylics and oil paint on paper, gives me the means to paint realistic, lifelike portraits.
I hope you enjoy my work which could be an ideal gift, birthday or Christmas present.
If you would like to purchase a painting, have a look at the "For Sale" page and get in touch with me using the Contact Sheet.
If you would like a commission done, all I need is a good quality digital photograph, or even a scan of an old photograph, send to my email:
Some of my painting processes have been filmed and can be viewed on YouTube
These can be found following these steps:
Go to YouTube and put in the search: Rudy Vandecappelle - my paintings should come up.
An original work of art could be the ideal gift for weddings, anniversaries, new born, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, birthdays, ...

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Dry brush technique is a modern style of painting in which oil paint, bristle and synthetic brushes are used on paper or fabric. A few drops of solvent can be used and a rubber eraser for highlights and details.
The technique requires the paint brush to be relatively to very dry, but still holding paint.


Carolyn S.from Surey:

Laurie P. from Warwickshire :

 Two paintings of Baudet du Poitou (Dry brush on paper)

Wedding portrait "Kate Middleton" (Dry brush on paper)

The two paintings arrived this morning, I am so pleased with them. Thank you, I am sure I will be coming back to you for a painting of my own donkeys, or dogs. A lovely painting, such talent, and fast and safe delivery.
Would definately recommend.
Perfect! Thank you! It will look great in the Royal Art Museum

Neil M. from Shropshire

Simon W. from Somerset:

Two double portraits "Bride and mother" and "Mother and brother" (Dry brush on paper)

Dog portrait "Ruby" (Dry brush on paper)

Thank you very much,  it looks amazing! And I'm sure to be back for ones of my borders to be done.
Hi Rudy
It's fantastic thank you so much. You are very gifted in your art work. I will definitely use you again in the future ,
thank you again
Hi Rudy
It's me again, they loved the picture of mother and bride they were over the moon ,I've got another one for you .

Elizabeth D. from Northumberland:

Horse painting "Oz" (Oil on canvas)

Hello Rudy.
I hope you can remember me. My name is Elizabeth. I bought your fabulous painting of " OZ " the piebald horse, in November last year.
I just had the painting mounted and framed at a well established framer in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
This painting has caused quite a storm and being so greatly admired. Alot of interest in your work has been taken, so I have passed your name on to the art lovers who had admired your work
I do hope you are ok with thi,s as your work is the best I have ever seen.
with great Regards to you Rudy


Dog portrait "Mollie"
(Dry brush on paper - 30 x 40cm)

the painting arrived today and it is amazing! It's a great size too. Thank you so much. I can't wait to give it to my mum, I'm sure she will love it.
Thanks again, a very happy customer 🙂 

David S. from Lancashire

Dog portraits "Nellie and Gracie"
(Dry brush on paper - 40  x 60 cm)

The picture looks just great as it is Rudy.
You’ve managed to capture the character
of our two dogs briliiantly!
I know my wife will be over-joyed with the result.
I’ve since shown my daughter (who can be very critical!) and she is blown away with it!
She’s even thinking of having a commission
of her own cat!