Category Archives: Drawing

Presence – Portraits @ The Chapel

Naomi (2017) Oil on linen, 50 x 70cm. Presence – New Portraits at The Chapel by Adele Wagstaff 28 August – 1st September – The Chapel, Brompton Cemetery, The Royal Parks, Old Brompton Rd, London, SW10 9UG. 2 – 6pm … Continue reading

Posted in Drawing, Exhibition, London, Nudes, oils, Painting, Portraiture, self-portraiture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Presence – Portraits @ The Chapel

Adrian, detail (2017) oil on linen 60 x 86cm Presence – 28 August – 1st September @ The Chapel, Brompton Cemetery, 2 – 6pm daily.  

Posted in Drawing, Exhibition, London, oils, Painting, Portraiture, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Portrait of Charlie

This portrait of Charlie began last summer following his retirement as Head of Putney School of Art & Design. The painting continued through to the autumn, having eight sittings in total. Last year I set out to paint a few … Continue reading

Posted in Drawing, oils, Painting, Portraiture, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

A Portrait in Progress – Alan

Two sittings in… oil on linen 40 x 50cm

Posted in Drawing, oils, Painting, Portraiture | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Playing in the Gallery: A Weekend of Drawing & Music

I was thrilled when earlier in the year I was asked by the Royal Academy to teach a course on drawing musicians in it’s beautiful historic life room. Drawing and painting musicians in rehearsal has been a subject which has … Continue reading

Posted in Drawing, London, Musicians, Painting, Royal Academy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Quartet – A work in progress

  For a number of months now I have been working on a large-scale painting of a string quartet, piecing together information collected during rehearsal in the form of drawings and oil studies of both the individual players and of … Continue reading

Posted in Artists & Illustrators, Drawing, Musicians, oils, Painting, Portraiture, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Two Young Sitters

Recent portrait commissions of two young ladies   Isla oil on linen 2016 Alejandra pencil on paper 2016

Posted in Drawing, oils, Painting, Portraiture, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Drawing & Music: Picturing Movement at the Royal Academy

This weekend course is an exciting opportunity to study the human figure, whilst being able to observe and analyse the shapes and relationships between musicians and their instruments. Study of Violinist, Wagner Rehearsal Drawing and painting musicians in rehearsal is … Continue reading

Posted in Drawing, London, Musicians, Painting, Royal Academy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Discovering drypoint

My article on the wonderfully expressive medium of drypoint etching is now available in the September ’16 issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine. This article discusses the techniques of drawing on and printing from a metal plate without using acid. … Continue reading

Posted in Arte Umbria, Drawing, drypoint, Etching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Drawing Essentials: Understanding the Human Form and Anatomy at the Royal Academy

Learn the essentials to drawing and understanding the human form and anatomy in the Royal Academy’s historic Life Room, a space purpose-built for life drawing, with practising artists Adele Wagstaff and Andy Pankhurst. Week 1 – The Male Form Week … Continue reading

Posted in Drawing, Painting, Royal Academy, The Nude, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment