Art and the artist
At AV4ART we produce personalised custom portraits from photographs or sittings. A portrait is a wonderful and unique gift for someone special in your life.
In addition to unique pieces and prints, we offer reincarnated art (posthumous art – family groups with loved ones no longer around), pet portraits, landscapes, paintings and drawings from photos, portraits with celebrities, replicas of old masters and life portraits. We collaborate with a roster of artists to provide a totally new concept of “art to the market”.
I am a self-taught artist with a lifelong passion for the practice and study of art. I have an academic background, being a polyglot with a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University. Not just an artist-in-residence at an Arts Cafe, I also run life drawing classes, plus a plein-air painting programme, in Harrow, as well as being a member of the Hesketh Hubbard Life Drawing Society, FBA, exhibiting locally and at the Mall Galleries.
I draw and paint in a classical and realistic manner in most media (graphite, pastel, watercolour, oil), focussing on linear accuracy, whether of architecture, animals, landscapes or, my ultimate speciality, people. I also thrill to the challenge of copying the Old Masters.
I adore doing portraits from life but equally enjoy working from photographs, something I am very frequently commissioned to do. A portrait is a highly personal gift for loved ones – what distinguishes my work is that I always strive to capture the spiritual and physical beauty and grace of the sitter to the utmost of my ability.