PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE . . . PETS & PLACES
These corporate portraits were commissioned by a computer training company in London who wanted a wall of fame of all their trainers. Please see my blog for up and coming additions to the team as they progress.
They are painted on acid free box canvases using texture paste and acrylic paints size 16 x 20".
On the left is John Woodruff -
Kate has created portraits of people that attempt to capture their unique characters and personalities. Emotions are etched into a face over time and she loves to bring out the mischievous, fun sides of their personas in her artwork of people. 'The art of people drawing is to study their faces as they are talking, make them laugh and to take LOTS of photos to catch their many and varied expressions.'
The drawings of people you will see on this site are a mixture of corporate portraits and family portraits. They have been commissioned to commemorate a special occasion, for a uniquely personal gift or just for fun.
If you would like a painting of people you know, first assemble a collection of photos and choose your favourite pose. Next decide what size you would like and whether you want the portrait to be in coloured pastel or acrylic paint. Decide whether you would like the final piece to be framed behind glass or painted directly onto a box canvas which can be hung straight onto a wall like the ones opposite. Backgrounds can be added in or left plain. A portrait of family members or friends can be assembled from different photographs. Photos can be sent via email, or through the post as prints or on CD. If possible photos should be taken outside in natural daylight or if you would like to use a photograph taken by a professional photographer then please ask for their permission.
Contact Kate via email or call
01243 276567 or 0777 3499664
Portraits can be traditional to capture a person as they are now or painted to imagine how they might have been in the past (see right).
Most of Kate’s portraits are detailed and photo-
The idea for peculiar portraits started here: I wanted to paint a portrait of my husband but he never takes a serious photo when a camera is pointed in his direction. I threatened to paint him pulling a face if he didn't comply and I'm a woman of my word! Unfortunately as I wanted to do a set of four that meant I also had to pose for the camera. They are currently hanging in our stairwell and provoke giggling or nightmares for friends and family who stay!