Category: Adult Portrait

informal pastel portrait of a military historian

Informal Pastel Portrait of Roddy – a Larger than Life Military Historian

  When Roddy came to pick up the portrait of his wife, Sian, there was a general consensus that really it was only right and fitting that he should have a portrait painted of himself.    But rather than have a matching “his ‘n hers”, he felt that his portrait should be completely different. Where her […]

Oil portrait of a lady with her dog

Sian and Dolly – Portrait of a Lady with her Dog

  Sian de N burst into my life when she turned up for a head and shoulders sitting, bringing her devoted border terrier, Dolly, along for the ride. Sian is one of the most fun and energetic women I have met in years and we hit it off famously and felt like old friends within […]

Oil Portrait of a Personable Young Man – William A-M

  The Sitter William is a warm, likeable, quietly confident young man who, as I finished this portrait, was celebrating his 18th birthday and completing his A levels. I had painted his sister, Catriona, 18 months previously – one of my favourite portraits. Now I wanted to paint an equally good portrait of William that would stand […]

Oil Sketch of an Elderly Man wearing a Scarf

I spent a wonderful and very productive 4 days at the Summerleaze Gallery Studios in Wiltshire. Four days of having a variety of models at our disposal under the watchful and extremely helpful eye of portrait artist Anthony Connolly. This was a small slice of heaven for me. Undiluted portrait paradise. The models were chosen for […]

Oil Portrait of a Serene Young Woman – Catriona A-M

The Idea About 18 months ago, while I was painting the huge portrait of my sister, Antonia Davies, I was visited in my studio by Jilly, a friend of my mother’s who was interested in commissioning a portrait of her then 17 year old granddaughter, Catriona. The Initial Meeting We agreed that it would be a […]

Oil portrait of a young man

Max – Head and Shoulders Portrait of a Young Man

Max is a warm, confident, charming and delightful young man, with a wonderful strong, sculpted handsome face and the clear eyes of youth, yet unblighted by the ravages of time and vices! This head and shoulders is the second portrait I painted of Max and is the result of a ‘start over’.  The search for […]

corporate portrait - oil on canvas

Corporate Portrait of John Davy – Retired Chairman of Davy’s Wine Merchants

This oil portrait of John Davy, former Chairman of Davy’s Wine Merchants, in London was commissioned by his son, James, the current Chairman, to hang in the Boardroom. Whilst this is a corporate portrait, with a certain gravitas to honour his importance to this family company, it was also very important to convey the warmth and […]

Oil Portrait of a Young Man

Oil Portrait of a Young Man – Hugo Davies

A life-size head and shoulders oil portrait of my handsome nephew Hugo Davies, painted this summer.  Oil on canvas, 16 in x 20 in. I am very pleased with this portrait as it has the vibrance of a sketch whilst being a good and strong likeness. It conveys his warmth and gentleness whilst still having […]

oil portrait of the artist's sister

Oil Portrait of the Artist’s Sister – Antonia Davies

A large life-size oil portrait of my beautiful sister, Antonia Davies which I completed at Easter this year. It is quite large at 50 x 50 inches, with the figure being life-size. This was painted at our mother’s house in Somerset. A vase of David Austen roses, a favourite of our mother, to her right […]