Portrait of a much loved headmistress

In February 2020 I was contacted by Millfield school who wanted to commission a portrait of the departing headmistress of Millfield Prep. At my first visit to the school, in the Easter holidays, Shirley Shayler, headmistress for 11 years, met me at the front door in her Ugg boots. Immediately likeable, she exuded empathy and … Read more

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

corporate portrait - oil on canvas

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 … Read more