A double portrait – Sir James and Lady Carola Campbell of Kilbryde Castle

Kilbryde Castle, near Dunblane in Central Scotland, has been home to the Campbell family since 1659. Sir James Campbell has lived there with his wife Lady Carola since 1995, moving into the main castle when he inherited the title – 9th Baronet of Aberuchill – on the death of his father in 1997. The Commission … Read more

Portraits of Twins

Oil portraits of twins displayed side by side

This was a fascinating commission. Two individual portraits of twins. When painting siblings, I always try and ensure that the paintings work both separately and collectively. This means choosing poses that work together so that the children aren’t all facing the same way (like sitting on a bus). With twins, and the added closeness that … Read more