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Still Life

Still Life

– About –

Lindy has always painted. From sketches of friends at school, to a career in still life, trompe-l’oeil and watercolours.

In 1999 she realised that her greatest passion, the place where she felt most fulfilled, was painting people. Later that same year she started portraiture training at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy.

On returning, she tucked away her watercolours, dusted off her oils, and has been painting commissions and continuing her studies ever since.

 

Other training highlights include: a diploma in Portraiture at Healthelys, London; studying under six different American masters; and intense courses in anatomy.

 

Career highlights include:

A recent commission to paint thirty officers of the Irish Guards that was unveiled by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2015.

 

Winning The President and Vice President Choice Award in 2012 at the Society of Women Artists exhibition Mall Galleries for “Model in New York” for the best painting.

 

Winning The Peoples Favourite Painting Prize for the 125th Anniversary Exhibition John Singer Sargent Broadway for ‘Lady in Red” in 2010.

 

Lindy paints from life sittings, three are ideal, directly on linen canvas, clothing can be finessed in her studio on a mannequin.

The sittings are very relaxing, chatting, listening to music and drinking frothy coffee!

 

 

 

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– News –

The Irish Guards

It was a great honour to paint the Officers of the Irish Guards.

 

During the first few months they all individually sat for oil studies which was very important for the ‘Life’ of the painting. I had the uniforms in the studio.

 

It was great fun! The project took 2 years  –as half where in Afghanistan for 6 months.

 

The painting was 2.6m x 1. My husband stretched the canvas and framed the painting. It was oil on linen with beautiful hand ground oil paint by Micheal Harding and Vasari

 

The Duke of Cambridge is the Colonel of the Regiment. Much to my surprise he and the Duchess of Cambridge unveiled the painting on St Patricks Day 2015. An amazing day!

 

– Gallery –

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– Military –

Size: 2.6 x 1m

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– Commissions –

– Contact –

About

"I really enjoy the sentiment of painting commissions. In this age of mass production, there is nothing better than a personal painting; it will last for centuries, it is unique, special to each viewer."

 

Lindy takes commissions for Portraits, Still Lifes, and Watercolors. She will travel nationally and internationally.

 

Prices

Please contact for a quote.

 

Nigel’s Sitting Experience

"It is an amazing experience to watch the artist; how she can, with a few dabs of paint, a quizzical look, a measurement, create your image on the canvas – not only the likeness, but you.

 

You don't have to look in one place the whole time, only when asked to think 'happy thoughts', otherwise it is lots of conversation and drinking frothy coffee –of which Lindy is justly famous! It is a bit like a spa treatment, extraordinary."

Previous Commissions include:

Mr Andrew Moffat esq.

Lord and Lady Henniker

Dorian Lovell-Pank QC

Lady Howard Flight

Mrs. Jill Kerr

Rt Hon Alex Stanley

Charlie Shand

Robin Naughton-Rumbo

Mr. Roland Walker

Stephen Machin

 

Captain G Sprake

Mr and Mrs Diplock

Alexandra Reeves

Kate Taylor

Nigel Allfrey

Caroyln Minty

Lt Col JB O Gorman

Captain S O Gorman

Archduke Alexander of Austria

Prince Wenceslas de Nassau

Posthumous portrait of Joe Molloy commissioned by Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer for Land Rover.

Lindy Allfrey Studios

Walton House,

Sheep Street,

Stow On The Wold,

Gloucestershire,

GL54 1AA

 

Email: lindyallfrey@btopenworld.com

 

Located in the beautiful Cotswolds, England; Stow On The Wold is a thriving town that has an excellent reputation in the arts as well being a popular tourist destination.

 

Tel: 01451 832 440

Mob: 07779 280678

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