ABOUT RICHARD FOSTER

Richard Foster was born in 1945 and brought up in Norfolk. He was educated at Harrow, Trinity College, Oxford, Studio Simi, Florence and City and Guilds of London Art School.

Since 1976 he has been a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, was Vice President 1991-1994.

Richard aims to produce something of lasting enjoyment and interest, and to capture the moment of time. He tries to paint in fresh, clean and immediate colours. Simple fine pictures for our t ime and for all time.

COMMISSIONS

PRICE GUIDE

Oil
20 x 16 inches £6,500
24 x 20 inches £7,500
30 x 25 inches £8,500
36 x 28 inches £9,500
40 x 30 inches £11,500
50 x 40 inches £15,000
60 x 40 inches £20,000

Watercolour
single £2,500
double £4,500
group £6,500

Drawing
20 x 16 inches £2,000

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

After a preliminary meeting I like to agree the format with the sitter at the first sitting. I like one or two sittings for small things and up to ten sittings of about two and a half hours each for larger figures. They can be spread out or close together. Normally I arrange the frame myself.

I love painting groups and often don’t make any additional charge for extra figures. I am happy to travel to my sitters anywhere in the world but I don’t work from photographs. I am currently registered for VAT.

NOTABLE SITTERS

  • HM The King of Norway
  • HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
  • HRH The Prince of Wales
  • HRH The Princess of Wales
  • HRH The Duke of Kent
  • The Lord Home of the Hirsel
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins
  • Mrs Carter Brown
  • The Corsini Family
  • The Visconti Family
  • The Royal Collection
  • The National Portrait Gallery
  • The National Trust
  • Eton College and Harrow School
  • Oxford and Cambridge Colleges

and many others for less-well-known characters.

EXHIBITIONS

  • Five at Spink and Son
  • Rafael Vals,
  • Partridge Fine Arts
  • Indar Pasricha.
  • Royal Academy most years
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