Commissioned Acrylic Portrait of Girl – Ava – Portraiture by Kent Artist Sally Banks

Commissioned Acrylic Portrait of Girl – Ava – Portraiture by Kent Artist Sally Banks

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Sally Banks

Artist: Sally Banks

Commissioned Acrylic Portrait of Girl - Ava - Portraiture by Kent Artist Sally Banks

Image Size: 12″ x 16″
Art Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Commissions Invited
Please Contact the Artist

Contact The Artist

Sally Banks

Figurative, Landscapes, Floral and Portraiture in Acrylic and Watercolour

Phone: 077061 44544

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: sallybanksart@gmail.com

Instagram: @artworksbysallybanks

About The Artist

The roots of my creativity are in Africa. The people, the vegetation and multifaceted landscapes of Zimbabwe were to me vividly bright and beautiful.

I moved to the UK in 2003, with one year away (2003-2004), accepting a visiting student opportunity in Jerusalem, Israel. I was based in Wimbledon up until 2009 and then moved to Surrey and now live in Kent. I have relished the cultural richness that is here and the beauty of the English countryside.

I look back at my mentors with gratitude. Beginning at primary boarding school, I remember with thanks the artist and teacher, Jean Peterson, who started an art club. My very first exhibition entry was done through her. From then on I thought of myself as an artist.

Trevi Fountain Rome Fine Art Prints
Estelle Byrne was my inspiring and gifted art teacher at secondary school. I notice on the Queen Elizabeth School Facebook page, she is often mentioned with affection. Her classes were the highlight of my week.

I mostly work in acrylic and watercolour. When I work from nature I prefer close up views, making the play of light the main ingredient. I am aware that I am drawing inspiration from my own story behind the subject, the ongoing script of everything observed.

I love the human form and face. I look for subtle expressions that reveal personality, the story behind the eyes.

St Georges Hill Weybridge Landscape Painting Commissioned

Awards / Exhibitions / Career

I studied at the School of Art at the Bulawayo Technical College. Under Adele Walters I discovered and developed my strength in life drawing and received the college’s Fine Art Award (1969). That same year, a class outing to the park to paint outdoors initiated my love for watercolours.

I went on to a long career in Harare, mostly within the textile industry. I took on painting commissions, sold my work through commissions, solo and joint exhibitions and in small local galleries. It’s a lovely thought that my work is all over the world in people’s homes.

In Zimbabwe I worked only in watercolour, and my subjects were predominately floral and landscape (see Bush Sunrise). Here in the UK, I have taken on private commissions and I have sold work at the Corner Gallery, Carlshalton (see Hydrangea Profusion) and through the studio of Jane Silk, the ceramicist (see Ornamental Orange Tree and Higginson Park).

I am exhibiting at Sixteen Gallery, Cheltenham in March 2022.

I’ve had exciting experiences as a mature student. I lived in Sweden for four years to study (BA European History) and during that time took 3 courses in Western Humanities under Dr. Torbjorn Aaronson, PhD Political Science, Uppsala (2002). As a visiting student for one year, I studied Jewish Art in Late Antiquity at the Hebrew University, Rothberg School, under Professor Lee I. Levine (2003-2004). I now live in Kent.

Commissioned Acrylic Portrait of Young Girl – Willow – by Kent Portraiture Artist Sally Banks

Commissioned Acrylic Portrait of Young Girl – Willow – by Kent Portraiture Artist Sally Banks

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Sally Banks

Artist: Sally Banks

Commissioned Acrylic Portrait of Young Girl - Willow - Kent Artist Sally Banks

Image Size: 30cm x 40cm
Art Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Commissions Invited
Please Contact the Artist

Contact The Artist

Sally Banks

Figurative, Landscapes, Floral and Portraiture in Acrylic and Watercolour

Phone: 077061 44544

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: sallybanksart@gmail.com

Instagram: @artworksbysallybanks

About The Artist

The roots of my creativity are in Africa. The people, the vegetation and multifaceted landscapes of Zimbabwe were to me vividly bright and beautiful.

I moved to the UK in 2003, with one year away (2003-2004), accepting a visiting student opportunity in Jerusalem, Israel. I was based in Wimbledon up until 2009 and then moved to Surrey and now live in Kent. I have relished the cultural richness that is here and the beauty of the English countryside.

I look back at my mentors with gratitude. Beginning at primary boarding school, I remember with thanks the artist and teacher, Jean Peterson, who started an art club. My very first exhibition entry was done through her. From then on I thought of myself as an artist.

Trevi Fountain Rome Fine Art Prints
Estelle Byrne was my inspiring and gifted art teacher at secondary school. I notice on the Queen Elizabeth School Facebook page, she is often mentioned with affection. Her classes were the highlight of my week.

I mostly work in acrylic and watercolour. When I work from nature I prefer close up views, making the play of light the main ingredient. I am aware that I am drawing inspiration from my own story behind the subject, the ongoing script of everything observed.

I love the human form and face. I look for subtle expressions that reveal personality, the story behind the eyes.

St Georges Hill Weybridge Landscape Painting Commissioned

Awards / Exhibitions / Career

I studied at the School of Art at the Bulawayo Technical College. Under Adele Walters I discovered and developed my strength in life drawing and received the college’s Fine Art Award (1969). That same year, a class outing to the park to paint outdoors initiated my love for watercolours.

I went on to a long career in Harare, mostly within the textile industry. I took on painting commissions, sold my work through commissions, solo and joint exhibitions and in small local galleries. It’s a lovely thought that my work is all over the world in people’s homes.

In Zimbabwe I worked only in watercolour, and my subjects were predominately floral and landscape (see Bush Sunrise). Here in the UK, I have taken on private commissions and I have sold work at the Corner Gallery, Carlshalton (see Hydrangea Profusion) and through the studio of Jane Silk, the ceramicist (see Ornamental Orange Tree and Higginson Park).

I am exhibiting at Sixteen Gallery, Cheltenham in March 2022.

I’ve had exciting experiences as a mature student. I lived in Sweden for four years to study (BA European History) and during that time took 3 courses in Western Humanities under Dr. Torbjorn Aaronson, PhD Political Science, Uppsala (2002). As a visiting student for one year, I studied Jewish Art in Late Antiquity at the Hebrew University, Rothberg School, under Professor Lee I. Levine (2003-2004). I now live in Kent.

Portrait of Young Girl – Natalie – Iain White – Surrey Artist – Portraits an other Paintings in Acrylic, Pastel and Conte

Portrait of Young Girl – Natalie – Iain White – Surrey Artist – Portraits an other Paintings in Acrylic, Pastel and Conte

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Iain White

Artist: Iain White

Portrait of Young Girl - Natalie - Iain White - Surrey Artist - Portraits an other Paintings in Acrylic, Pastel and Conte

Portrait of Young Girl – Natalie

Image Size: 25cm x 30cm
Art Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Iain White

Portraits and other Paintings
in Acrylic, Pastel and Conte

Phone: 01372 373 260
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: iwhite731@btinternet.com
Website: lindastenner5.wixsite.com

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

“I have concentrated on the portrait, as for me, the face is an endlessly interesting subject to paint, and one to which we can all relate.

I work from photographs, as they provide an accurate foundation upon which the painting can develop, whilst still keeping the subtlety of a moment’s expression. Most of my portraits are Acrylic on Canvas or Board but I also use Pastel and Conte on Tinted Paper.

For a further selection of my work and details on prices and ordering, please visit my website.”

Happy Mum with Commission of Milo

‘Thanks for the portrait of our lovely boy Milo! It’s one thing to capture the facial elements of a person accurately, it’s another to portray something of the metaphysical/spirit of the subject. You do both… in spades. Thank you so much for investing so much care and intelligence into every stroke. We love it!’

Artist Biography

“Drawing and painting have been important to me since childhood. My best presents were cartridge pads, tins of crayons and paintboxes. The simple pleasure of making ‘pictures’ was so much more fun than maths homework or Evensong choir practice with all those psalms; but then, what isn’t?

At school I had a wonderful art teacher, Pat Adams, who encouraged me to explore different media and study painters past and present. So a new world opened up and with it, dreams of being an artist. I took a Foundation Course in Art and Design in Epsom and then started a Fine Art Degree in Bristol. I continued to paint during my spare time from work and gradually concentrated on portraiture.

The human face and form crosses all boundaries and is therefore the most familiar and accessible of subjects. I had painted family and friends from life over the years, but once I started working from photos, my confidence grew. To start with this made me uneasy, until I found that painters – Sickert, for example, had used photos as a starting point. From those early efforts I began to get commissions from family, friends and then by word of mouth. I look to the portraits by artists such as Degas, Sargent and Freud to help me with ideas about brushwork, composition and colour.”

Forest Kids – Katwish – Katie Griffiths – Portrait Artist – Oils, Acrylics and Textile Sculpture

Forest Kids – Katwish – Katie Griffiths – Portrait Artist – Oils, Acrylics and Textile Sculpture

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Katwish – Katie Griffiths

Artist: Katwish – Katie Griffiths

Forest Kids - Katwish - Katie Griffiths - Portrait Artist - Oils, Acrylics and Textile Sculpture

Forest Kids

Image Size: 100cm x 100cm
Art Medium: Acrylic and Textile on Canvas
Painting Prices: Start @ £400 depending on size and detail

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Katwish – Katie Griffiths

BA Hons Fine Art
Portrait Artist
Oils, Acrylics and Textile Sculpture
Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Phone: 07535 709 509
Email: katie@katwish.co.uk
Website: katwish.co.uk
Facebook: katwish.co.uk
Instagram: katwish
Pinterest: katwish-artist

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist – Katwish is Katie Griffiths!

Bespoke portraits on commission. Artworks on canvas of children, pets and flamboyant individuals! Working with oil paints, textile sculpture and acrylic paint, I bring my experience of the stage and prop making to my portraits, adding flair and imagination. Check out my website and social media for latest updates. Each new commission is exciting and fun!

I am also working in collaboration with stencil artist @sicandotoo. Together, we create powerful works bursting with energy and colour. Have a look at the image, “Down in the Garden”.

Works on canvas can be made to any size. We make murals and can integrate them with mosaics. Please take a look at my gallery on the katwish website.

Background: I was co-founder of the puppet company, “Wishworks” touring shows and running workshops for children. I also worked in community art, constructing giant costumes and sculpture.

katwish - katie griffiths - surrey-artist

Portrait Process

On both types of commissions, we can work from your good quality photos, or for an extra fee, we come and take photographs. We check in with customers at regular intervals about our progress.
We have a waiting list, but work steadily.

Portrait Prices: Start @ £400 depending on size and detail.

Down in the Garden – Katwish – Katie Griffiths – Portrait Artist – Oils, Acrylics and Textile Sculpture

Down in the Garden – Katwish – Katie Griffiths – Portrait Artist – Oils, Acrylics and Textile Sculpture

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Katwish – Katie Griffiths

Artist: Katwish – Katie Griffiths

Down In The Garden - Playing with Hoop - Katwish - Katie Griffiths - Portrait Artist - Oils, Acrylics and Textile Sculpture

Down in the Garden

Image Size: 100cm x 120cm
Art Medium: Acrylic and Textile on Canvas
Painting Prices: Start @ £400 depending on size and detail

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Katwish – Katie Griffiths

BA Hons Fine Art
Portrait Artist
Oils, Acrylics and Textile Sculpture
Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Phone: 07535 709 509
Email: katie@katwish.co.uk
Website: katwish.co.uk
Facebook: katwish.co.uk
Instagram: katwish
Pinterest: katwish-artist

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist – Katwish is Katie Griffiths!

Bespoke portraits on commission. Artworks on canvas of children, pets and flamboyant individuals! Working with oil paints, textile sculpture and acrylic paint, I bring my experience of the stage and prop making to my portraits, adding flair and imagination. Check out my website and social media for latest updates. Each new commission is exciting and fun!

I am also working in collaboration with stencil artist @sicandotoo. Together, we create powerful works bursting with energy and colour. Have a look at the image, “Down in the Garden”.

Works on canvas can be made to any size. We make murals and can integrate them with mosaics. Please take a look at my gallery on the katwish website.

Background: I was co-founder of the puppet company, “Wishworks” touring shows and running workshops for children. I also worked in community art, constructing giant costumes and sculpture.

katwish - katie griffiths - surrey-artist

Portrait Process

On both types of commissions, we can work from your good quality photos, or for an extra fee, we come and take photographs. We check in with customers at regular intervals about our progress.
We have a waiting list, but work steadily.

Portrait Prices: Start @ £400 depending on size and detail.