There is something about being seen, being witnessed for who you truly are.
The portrait session is a way to sit with it. With yourself and connect. To yourself. I am there to witness that process. The resulting portrait painting in acrylics is a document of that.
Lila, portrait preparatory sketch in acrylics, 2018.
I love doing these, as usually the true spark of a person (I paint women) comes through. How can it not? And I get a chance to glimpse it and paint it. That is the most thrilling part of it all.
Women often tell me I have captured how they feel on the inside, which is what always comes through, beyond the surface of your face, or the canvas.
The way I approach painting the portrait is quite intuitive based on my sensitivity, yet is informed by painterly and drawing techniques and training. I love to map out your face, personality and beyond in bold brushstrokes and meaningful colours.
The seeing and the knowing come together.
The portrait session takes about ninety minutes in my London studio, while we sit with it, and I take visual notes and reference photographs. When you leave I stay with the material and work with it. The process works online, via skype too.
To book your portrait session to #seemetoseeyourself get in touch.
For the duration of September I am putting on a special offer – you can get your unique portrait for the price of your three working days (minimum GBP 150). That is how long it takes me to finish one piece. For further information, get in touch.
I look forward for you to #seemetoseeyourself.