Andrew Festing PPRP MBE

ABOUT ANDREW Festing was born in 1941 he educated at Ampleforth College and RMA Sandhurst. He was commissioned into The Rifle Brigade where he served until 1969. Festing worked at Sotheby’s in 1969 and was head of the British Pictures Department from 1977-1981, where he became Sotheby’s chief expert for British Pictures, with and extensive…

Frederick Deane RP

ABOUT FREDERICK 1924 Born. 1940 – 43 College of Art, Manchester. 1943 – 45 Parachute Regiment 1st Airborn Division. Wounded at Arnhem 1945 – 51 Royal Academy Schools. Awarded Leverhulme Scholarship. 1951 Professional Painter. 1970 Visiting lecturer at the City of London Polytechnic. COMMISSIONS PRICE GUIDE Oil from 20 x 16 inches - prices negotiable.…

Simon Davis VPRP RBSA

ABOUT SIMON Simon Davis was Born 1968 Stratford Upon Avon. 1988-90: Worked as a Graphic designer/illustrator. 1993-present: Illustrated comic-strips for various publishers – mainly for British Comic 2000ad. Much of this fully-painted work has been syndicated worldwide and collected by Hamlyn and Rebellion Books in the UK, Egmont in Germany and DC Comics in the…

Sam Dalby RP

ABOUT SAM DALBY Sam was educated at Harrogate College of Arts and Technology, and Cleveland College of Art and Design. Sam has exhibited in the 2003 BP Portrait Award, was shortlisted for the Bulldog Bursary in 2009, and has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters since 2010. Sam was elected as a Member…

Saied Dai RP NEAC

ABOUT SAIED DAI Saied Dai is Persian by birth, Saied Dai was born in Tehran in 1958 and came to England at the age of six. He began his seven years of art training at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design and shortly after was awarded a place at the Royal Academy of…

Anthony Connolly RP

ABOUT ANTHONY CONNOLLY Anthony Connolly trained at Goldsmith’s College. He now lives with his family in Wiltshire. For several years he has exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition at Mall Galleries. Before becoming a full time painter Anthony taught for several years and still runs drawing and painting courses. He has…

David Cobley RP NEAC

ABOUT DAVID David has been drawing and painting since early childhood. He trained at Northampton and Liverpool Schools of Art before spending several years in Japan. In 1989 he was shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award and elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1997, serving as its Honorary Secretary for…

David Caldwell RP

ABOUT DAVID David Caldwell was born in Helensburgh in the West of Scotland in 1977. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1994-98) and the Royal Drawing School (2003-05). He has won several awards and residencies for painting including the prestigious Bulldog Bursary from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Founder’s Purchase…

George Bruce PPRP

ABOUT GEORGE BRUCE Bruce believes that his facility to convey texture and fleeting expressions of the human face arises from his parallel pursuit of painting landscapes, still lifes and drawings, where the rapidly changing effects of light in nature are supremely critical. As an artist Bruce strives to achieve a true likeness of his sitters…