Robbie Wraith left school at 16, consciously avoiding art schools and ateliers, to study with Pietro Annigoni in Italy and London during most of the 1970s.
He has had forty solo exhibitions in Britain, Europe, America, and China. His work is in the private collections of HM Queen Elizabeth 11 as well as more than 40 pictures in the private collection of HM The King.
His work is represented in the Royal Collection, The Vatican, Chatsworth, The National Trust, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Eton College, Blarney Castle, The MCC, Shell International, Fondazione Fremantle, C. Hoare & Co., The RAC Club, The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple, The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn and many other collections worldwide.
A long list of distinguished portrait sitters has included HM Queen Elizabeth 11, The 11th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire commissioned by HM The King, The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and Nelson Mandela, drawn while accompanying HM The King to Southern Africa, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Judge as Lord Chief Justice, Supreme Court Judges, members of the House of Lords and many other prominent figures.
Countless mixed exhibitions include The Royal Academy, The National Portrait Gallery, Princes as Patrons, The Paris Salon, The Discerning Eye, The RWS etc.
Other work for HM The King includes two series of pictures of the house and gardens at Highgrove and a series of HMY Britannia. He has also been commissioned to paint the gardens of Chatsworth and Daylesford House.
This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel, and accommodation expenses are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.
METHOD OF WORKING
I always work from life and need about ten sittings for a painting but fewer for a drawing. I prefer to work in my studio but am also happy to travel to my sitters. I am not currently registered for VAT.
Robbie’s long list of portrait sitters has included HM the Queen, the 11th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Nelson Mandela, and many others from every walk of life.
He has had 30 one-man exhibitions in Britain, Europe and America
Selected mixed exhibitions:
- ‘Travels with The Prince’ – Hampton Court Palace
- ‘Princes as Patrons’ – Museum of Wales,
- The Royal Academy,
- The National Portrait Gallery,
- Royal Watercolour Society,
- New English Art Club,
- The Discerning Eye
- Henry Wyndham Fine Art,
- Threadneedle Art Exhibition
- The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple
and many others.