Welcome to LivvyPortraits.
I am a Hampshire Portrait Artist specialising in children.
I have been drawing and painting people professionally for 25 years and trained at Heatherleys School of Portraiture & Figurative Art in London.
My specialised mediums are oil paint, pastels and charcoal. I have always had a fascination with the human structure, and especially the face. I love the fact that every face is totally unique and I like to delve into the essence of my subjects. I try to inject emotion and drama into my portraits and I pride myself on capturing their true likeness and character
My background is in design and illustration, I worked in London in the design and advertising industry until I moved to Hampshire 17 years ago. I now paint full-time in my studio producing portrait commissions as well as working on personal projects for exhibitions. I also enjoy running regular life drawing and painting classes where I get a chance to share my knowledge and passion
"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 .."
Ann Hodgetts, London