ABOUT ROBIN-LEE

Robin-Lee studied at Saint Martins’ School of Art and Kingston University.

She is an award-winning portrait painter and Past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

As well as oils, she works in the specialist medium of egg tempera, an early Renaissance painting technique that gives portraits a depth and luminosity, quite unlike any other medium.

She has exhibited in and around London including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery

In 2010 she won the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture and Gold Medal at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition.

In 2017 she collaborated with the National Portrait Gallery demonstrating traditional drawing techniques in a series of videos that were installed in ‘The Encounter’ exhibition.

In recent years she has started to experiment with technology and draw portraits on her iPad.

As well as being a practicing artist, Robin delivers workshops, tours, talks and iPad drawing sessions at the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

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

iPad Drawing

£1,950

Pet Portraits 

Prices start at £1,000

 

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 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

  • 2018 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
  • 2017 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
  • 2017 Affordable Art Show Milan with Department of International Trade
  • 2016 ‘Semblance’, Dukes Auctioneers, Dorchester
  • 2016 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
  • 2016 Affordable Art Fair Battersea with Brian Sinfield Gallery
  • 2015 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
  • 2014 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
  • 2013 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2012 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
  • 2012 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2011 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London (guest exhibitor)
  • 2011 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
  • 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.