I turned professional artist in the summer of 2011 on completing the Portraiture diploma at The Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea. Prior to that I had an international business career, drawing and painting as an amateur when I could find the time.
Now, as a figurative artist, I work from a studio in Chelsea. Whilst commissioned portraits in oil are my main focus, I like to vary his work with drawing, life sketching and, to really loosen up, plein air landscape painting. I get a lot of fun running the monthly plein air outing for the Society of Fulham Artist & Potters (SoFAP) and recently participated as a wildcard entry in Sky Art’s 'Landscape Artist of the Year' competition.
I am also an active member of the Lots Road Group, formed in 2014, which mounts an annual "themed" portraiture exhibition, featuring a written narrative to accompany each painting.
Aim for colours that sing, tones that provide drama, marks that are carefully considered and you hope to end up with a painting that looks good on any wall. Throw in a watchful examination of your sitter’s features, movements and soul, adjusted with just a touch of exaggeration and you might even have an engaging likeness.
2012 Final Year group exhibition, Heatherleys
2012 Exhibition for Atul Vohora’s book launch
“Painting The Human Figure”
2014 Lots Road Group annual exhibition, “Motherhood”, Chelsea
2014 Pinto Rapido Exhibition at Chelsea Town Hall
2014 SoFAP group exhibition at Fulham Library
2015 Lots Road Group annual exhibition, “Portrayed!”, Chelsea
2015 Ditto at KPMG HQ
2015 Ditto at Oxford University
2015 SoFAP group exhibition at Hammersmith Town Hall
2015 Pinto Rapido Exhibition at Chelsea Town Hall
2015 Exhibition for Maggie Jennings book launch
“Fine Art Screen Printing”
2016 Lots Road Group annual exhibition,
“The Art of Reading”, Waterstones WC1
2016 SoFAP group exhibition at Fulham Library
2017 Pinto Rapido Exhibition at Chelsea Town Hall
2017 Lots Road Group annual exhibition,
“The Art of Reading”, Heatherleys
2017 SoFAP group exhibition at Fulham Library
Vohora, Atul , Painting the Human Figure: Ideas and Perception. Crowood Press 2012. 2 paintings included.
Jennings, Maggie, Fine Art Screenprinting. Crowood Press – 2016. 1 Screen print included.