About me

I am an artist who currently gives public/private lectures, gallery tours and workshops at the National Portrait Gallery and runs primary & secondary school workshops and teacher Inset sessions at the Wallace Collection. These sessions include portraiture, myths, children & families in the past, looking at armour, landscapes & seascapes, an introduction to the collection. For GCSE, 'A' level students & adults I teach life drawing, watercolour, oil & acrylic painting.

I give PowerPoint presentations as a starting point for practical/historical workshops. Or can meet at a gallery for a private tour with an introduction to the Collection - Highlights tours. I frequently visit schools & colleges to purse projects for Arts Week & to deliver workshops introducing techniques to staff & students.

You may wish to plan a Corporate Event, Art party or a one-to-one lesson. Please see workshops for further details

Subjects Explored

  • Introduction to the NPG collection (this gives insight to the history of England as well as changing styles of portraiture)
  • Tudor Portraits (great for students interested in fashion and costume/history)
  • Royal Portraits
  • Hidden Meanings and symbolism
  • The Victorians to the Present Day
  • Reynolds, Gainsborough and the C18 Arts
  • Victorians to Bloomsbury
  • Literature, Art & the Changing Face of Women
  • Sargent's paintings and techniques
  • Modern portraits: looking at techniques
  • Looking at Gender through Portraiture
  • Self Portraits

Please see follow up work for further themes to develop.