ABOUT MICHAEL NOAKES

Michael Noakes was educated at Downside School, Somerset, and the Royal Academy Schools, London. During his eminent career he has been President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Chairman of the Contemporary Portrait Society and Governor of the Federation of British Artists. He is a Freeman of the City of London.

Michael paints actors, writers, academics, diplomats, politicians, lawyers, churchmen, senior military personnel, businessmen, leaders of the industry and members of the Royal family as well as less well-know people.

COMMISSIONS

MICHAEL NOAKES PRICE GUIDE

Oil
20 x 16 inches £6,900
24 x 20 inches £7,950
30 x 25 inches £10,950
36 x 28 inches £13,550
40 x 30 inches £15,000
50 x 40 inches £18,600
60 x 40 inches P.O.A.

Drawing
From 20 x 16 inches From £3,500

Pastel
From 20 x 16 inches from £6,000

This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel & accommodation expenses, and VAT are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.

METHOD OF WORKING

I charge from £4,500 for drawings in colour. I like to travel to my sitter but have a lovely studio too. I am comfortable painting groups and, If there is no alternative, I can work from photographs. I like 4-6 sittings for a painting or 3 for a drawing.

NOTABLE SITTERS

  • HM The Queen
  • The Prince of Wales
  • The Queen Mother
  • Princess Royal
  • Pope Benedict XVI
  • President Clinton
  • Margaret Thatcher also Sir Denis Thatcher
  • Sir Alec Guinness Lord Denning
  • Francis Pym as Foreign Secretary
  • Cardinal Basil Hume
  • Lord Selwyn-Lloyd when Speaker
  • Robert Morley
  • Neil McKendrick as Master of Gonville and Caius College
  • Cambridge Professor John Garside for UMIST

AWARDS

Platinum disc for the sleeve design for the record Portrait of Sinatra (1977)

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