Why I create art

My starting point is a curiosity about humanity.  I celebrate the people and experiences that move and inspire me through exploring and understanding them through art - and often accompanying words. 

And I'm committed to helping my clients do the same, telling their stories in meaningful ways. I believe the arts have a tremendous power to connect us all, helping us to see the word in a more emotionally engaged way.

Would you like to work with me?

Do visit my Portrait Commissions page which explains exactly how everything works.

Awards and art teaching experience

Winner of the Judges' Prize at Egypt's first biennale (2013), I've exhibited at the Milan Expo, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and National Open Art exhibitions (2015).  And I exhibit each September as part of BEAT (the 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.

Full CV

Portrait of Barbara Wichmann in oils by portrait artist Stella Tooth