ABOUT ROBIN-LEE

I studied Fine Art Painting at Saint Martins School of Art and Kingston.

I work almost exclusively in the very exacting and ancient medium of egg tempera, using powdered pigment and mixing it with the yolk of a hen’s egg. I build up many layers of colour to create a unique depth. It’s the perfect medium for portraiture as we ourselves are built up of many layers – bone, muscle, skin and personality.

COMMISSIONS

ROBIN-LEE HALL PRICE GUIDE

Egg Tempera
20 x 16 inches £4,000
24 x 30 inches £12,000

Oil
from 20 x 16 inches P.O.A

Drawing
from 20 x 16 inches From £2,500

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 need about from 8-12 sittings I start off by making sketches and taking photographs to get compositional ideas. When I have gathered my ideas and worked out a composition I then embark on the painting. Larger egg tempera works would cost up to £25,000. I can paint groups, children and dogs and am happy to travel to my sitters.

I am not currently registered for VAT.

NOTABLE SITTERS

  • The Late Lord Weatherill, past Speaker of the House of Commons (painted twice – one is owned by his daughter whilst the other hangs in Portcullis House)
  • Sir Patrick Moore, Astronomer
  • Lord Stevenson OBE
  • Harry Gould OBE, Former President of the Royal Albert Hall

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2011 Pure Gold – 50 Years of the FBA, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 2010 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 2009 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 2009 Mystery Portrait Postcards Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery,
    London.
  • 2008 The New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 2008 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
  • 2008 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 2007 The Lyn Painter Stainers Prize, Painter-Stainers Hall, London.
  • 2007 The Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 2007 The BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London.
  • 2007 ‘Figurative’ at the Studio. Guest artist at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey.
  • 2006 ‘One Love’, The Football Art Prize, The Lowry Centre, Manchester.
  • 2006 The Lyn Painter Stainers Prize, Painter-Stainers Hall, London.
  • 2006 The Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 2005 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 2004 Not the Turner Prize, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 2003 The Royal Society of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 1997-2007 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 1991-1992 The BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London.
  • 1982 The Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London.

AWARDS

The Gold Medal and Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual show.