Welcome to my website for portraits commissions painted in oil, pastels and charcoal. I trained at Heatherleys School of Portraiture & Figurative drawing in Chelsea and have been drawing and painting people for 25 years. I pride myself on capturing a true likeness to the subject, particularly my portraits of children which are always popular. There's something about the flawlessness and 'squidginess' of a childs face that I find very pleasing to paint.
Having a portrait commissioned can be a personal and sometimes nerve racking experience. I always endeavour to make the process straight forward and pleasant and am passionate about delivering a perfect end result.
Since having children I have settled in Hampshire and now produce portrait commissions from photos and life, as well as running local Life Drawing classes and workshops.
"I absolutely love the portraits and I'm desperate to hang them... but that would ruin the birthday surprise! 'Likeness' doesn't seem to be the right word to describe what you've portrayed - it's not a likeness it IS them! Girls at work thought they were amazing and I showed a friend at the school gates - she's asked for your e-mail and I've passed it on! The first of many I'm sure."
Ann Hodgetts, London