I am a freelance artist based in Exeter, Devon, specializing in portrait painting.
I am inspired to paint faces, particularly faces of older people, that are full of history and character. I paint my family and friends, people that I have met in my travels and people I have met through my work with Age UK Exeter. I also welcome commissions and would be pleased to discuss with you what you would like.
You may want to give a gift to someone special – a partner, a friend, a colleague, or you may have someone – a child or a parent or grand parent – that you would like to remember, or you may like a portrait of yourself! If so, let’s meet and discuss possibilities and the creation of something unique and enduring.
I work in oils and mainly from photographs. This can be an advantage as I recognize that few people today have time or inclination to sit as a model. Models may tire easily, where as I find that photos can capture special moments of character and liveliness and they help me to bring vitality to the portrait.
‘A real face, as the raw material of art, is limitless in its potential.’
‘…. true portraiture is never about likenesses, but about an essence and a spirit and a deeper truth.’