Painting Portraits – Watching three great portrait painters put down their first tentative marks and slowly build on them until they have created a finished work of art, triggers the urge in all of us to explore our own creativity.
Brian Sewell, Britain’s most famous art critic, teases out the secrets that lie behind each artist’s ability to capture a sitter’s character, appearance and perhaps even their soul. Whether you have painted before or it’s something you’ve always wanted to try, Painting Portraits will teach you that everyone can paint.
- John Ward CBE RA RWS RP – drawing with charcoal, pencil and white chalk. John was a mentor to Prince Charles as well as one of Britain’s most distinguished contemporary painters
- Johnny Jonas – Grisaille, oil on board. Breaking with conventional British training, Johnny studied at Florence’s Academia di Belle Arti. His work is collected internationally.
- Michael Reynolds RBA RP – Tempera and oil on board. A Rome Scholar, Michael was described by a former President of the Royal Portrait Society as, ‘One of the select few who can combine portraiture with painting of intrinsic worth’.