About

I’m Stella, a commissionable west-London based figurative artist who collaborates in storytelling with those I portray to capture of a life lived up to this moment - or the excitement of performing live. 

I bring individual stories to life in drawings, digital paintings and oil and mixed media paintings.  And, as an ex journalist and broadcast news pr, I can also tell your stories in words to reinforce the links that connect us all.  

Portraits can mark special moments in a person’s history and are a daily reminder on the wall of who the sitter is and where they belong. In the case of children, they can chart the progress from tots to teens and strengthen their self-esteem and confidence.

My performer art helps bring your personal enjoyment of music, comedy, dance or circus acts to your home with the same attention you give to your playlists, your record collection, or your ringside seat!  You can choose from the performers you know, those you’ve yet to discover - or a statement piece that evokes the soundtrack of your life, or your experience of a live act.  

Our Portrait. Your Story.

As a member of the Lots Road Group of portraitists, I undertake commissions of adults, children and pets. I have portrayed well-known sitters, such as the BBC’s Kate Adie and John Humphrys. My portraits go beyond the photographic depiction of moments in time to project my subjects' image into the future.

I also work with musicians to capture you in action in a way that complements your brand, licensing works for use on CD covers etc.  For wannabe musicians I offer a fun experience where you commission me to give you a rock star experience with your permanent reminder of your 15 minutes of fame my artwork of you.

Resident artist at the Half Moon Putney

As resident artist I find myself in good company as former musicians in residence have included Elvis Costello and Steve Marriott. Residencies allow you to practice your art in another community and, over the years, I have produced original artworks of household names to relatively new kids on the block. 

Winner of the Judges' Prize at Egypt's first biennale (2013), I've exhibited my British figurative art at the Milan Expo, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and National Open Art exhibitions (2015).  And I exhibit each September in BEAT (Borough of Ealing Art Trail) open studios.

I've taught drawing for Sketchout in the inspiring surrounds of the V&A, National Portrait Gallery, The Courtauld and Tate Britain and now teach drawing and oil portraiture for beginners for Open Ealing.

Exhibition of performer art by British figurative artist Stella Tooth at Kellie Miller Arts