Andrew James RP NEAC

ABOUT ANDREW From a very early age Andrew James shared a passion for art with his twin brother Paul. In 1987 he decided to pursue painting full time and at the age of 17 so he undertook a 10 year project to develop his work through self-directed study. Winning the Carroll Foundation Award in 1998…

Sheldon Hutchinson RP

ABOUT SHELDON I read Philisophy, Politics and Economics at Christ Church, Oxford University before studying at L’Ecole Albert Defois, France where I was taught by Ted Seth Jacobs. COMMISSIONS SHELDON HUTCHINSON PRICE GUIDE Drawing From 24 x 20 inches From £2,500 This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel & accommodation expenses,…

Geoffrey Hayzer RP

ABOUT GEOFFREY I studied Graphic Design at St Martin’s School of Art, London. I went on to work for 12 years in design groups and advertising agencies, managing several high profile accounts in both London and Paris. Upon my return to London in 1993 I decided to fulfil my long-term ambition and began to paint…

Robin-Lee Hall PPRP

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…

Valeriy Gridnev RP PS ROI

ABOUT VALERIY Valeriy Gridnev was born in Russia in 1956.  He studied at the Art College in Sverdlovsk  1976 – 1980, and then at the Ural Repin St.Peterburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture 1983-1990. For his graduation project "The Early Years" he won  the USSR Academy of Arts' Gold Medal.  He then…

Richard Foster President RP

ABOUT RICHARD Richard Foster was born in 1945 and brought up in Norfolk. He was educated at Harrow School, Studio Simi and the British Institute in Florence, Trinity College Oxford and the City and Guilds of London Art School; not forgetting the influence of his friends and contemporaries!  He has been a Member of the…

Sam Dalby RP

ABOUT SAM 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 of…

Saied Dai RP NEAC

ABOUT SAIED DAI Saied Dai is Persian by birth, 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 Arts where he…

Anthony Connolly RP

ABOUT ANTHONY Anthony Connolly trained at Goldsmith’s College. He was elected to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2009. He is currently the Society's Honorary Secretary. He has a studio at his home near Salisbury but is always pleased to travel to work with his subjects in their own homes or elsewhere. Anthony is…

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…