portraits

LRG’s Hero Johnson’s portrait of Dame Harriet Walker now on show at RP

Her Johnson's portrait of Dame Harriet Walker

LRG’s Hero Johnson has both a self-portrait and a portrait of Dame Harriet Walker now on show at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, running until 14 May.

The exhibition, which celebrates contemporary portraitures is open from 10am-5pm (late night 7pm 11 May), Booking is not required. £5 entry or free for Friends of Mall Galleries and under 25s. Concessions available.

The exhibition features over 200 portraits by members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters alongside works carefully selected by them from thousands of portraits submitted from all over the world.

See the exhibition online

New digital performer paintings by LRG’s Stella Tooth in London exhibitions May-September

A number of London exhibitions from May to September feature exciting new album cover sized digital performer paintings by the Lots Road Group’s Stella Tooth.

During lockdown Stella began experimenting with digital painting, using the Procreate App on her ipad pro with the game-changing pressure sensitive ipencil.

Using her skills as a traditional oil painter, she paints freehand inspired by a variety of photographs. Some she takes herself as resident artist at legendary music venue, the Half Moon Putney, some from visits to her local west London music venues like the famous Eel Pie Club (to read article about Eel Pie Island museum by the artist click here). Some are inspired by photos of rock stars by Getty photographer Solomon N’Jie, taken at the height of their fame in the 80s.

Now, to help celebrate The Ealing Club‘s Rock’s Diamond Year (where electronic blues all began in 1962 with @MarshallAmps setting up in nearby Hanwell the same year) and the continuing tradition of live music at the Half Moon Putney, Stella is exhibiting her digital paintings in different London venues this Spring and Summer.

To find out where click here. Two of her musician artwork feature in the British Blues Exhibition at the Barbican Music Library from 26 May for four months. And do come along to her Wednesday 8 June Private View with the Skylark Galleries art collective at the Spaghetti House Gallery in Holborn from 6-8.30pm.

PV Beyond the door a great success!

A huge thank you to more than a hundred of you who attended our ‘Beyond the door’ exhibition tonight.

Here are some of our artists with their paintings snd their sitters.

The exhibition runs until Saturday at the Bermondsey Project Space near London Bridge.

#nhsportraitsforheroes

A number of members of the Lots Road Group have contributed to the great #portraitsfornhsheroes project started by Artist Tom Croft to honour our normally unsung health workers.

Completed portraits so far are by Maureen Nathan, Hilary Puxley, Colleen Quill and Stella Tooth.

Maureen Nathan‘s portrait is of Dr Anna Stilwell, paediatric registrar currently part of the NHS Bring Back Staff campaign.

Dr Anna Stilwell, paediatric registrar by Maureen Nathan

Hilary Puxley‘s double portrait of Ashleigh, oil on two canvases, is of Ashleigh Timmins who is a community phlebotomist visiting housebound patients as part of the Torpoint community nursing team. She has three children – and is also in her third year of nursing training! Superwoman!

Ashleigh sent Hilary a couple of photos – one of her looking glam and the other taken at a patient’s house on her first day in PPE. She decided to paint both, with the images slightly overlapping to make a simple point about Ashleigh’s life and those of all NHS heroes.

Ashleigh Timmins, community phlebotomist by Hilary Puxley

Colleen Quill has portrayed Ben Singer, after a gruelling shift in the Intensive Care Unit. A Consultant in Intensive Care and ECMO in London’s St. Bartholomew’s, he also works as a Consultant with the London Air Ambulance.

Ben Singer Consultant in Intensive Care and ECMO by Colleen Quill

Stella Tooth was paired with Helen Chiverton, a paramedic who responds in an ambulance to 999 calls in London. Helen sent Stella a selfie to work from and told her about her job, “I love it because my patients can be newborn (or in some cases being born!) all the way to the very elderly and everyone in the middle and in every walk and stage of life, and you always have to be on your toes because things can change so quickly and are sometimes not quite what they seem. We carry drugs and equipment to treat and help people having medical, mental and social health problems and dealing with situations in people’s houses or in public places can be challenging. At the moment we, like all other areas of medicine and of course plenty of other fields, are finding that everything has changed and is constantly changing as more is learned about this virus. The PPE we are wearing with patients can complicate things, for example by making it much harder to communicate with people, but I am so grateful for it. We are working with firefighters as well at the moment who are supporting us on the ambulances which is brilliant and the AA are also working with us as well as so many other companies and community groups and individuals, we notice them all and are so thankful for them, it makes such a difference!”

Paramedic Helen Chiverton by Stella Tooth

We cannot thank all our wonderful NHS frontline workers, enough for what they are doing for all of us. They are literally our lifelines. 

Beyond the door

The Lots Road Group has been working behind the scenes during lockdown on an exhibition that will reflect the extraordinary times we are going through.  If restrictions are lifted, we expect to stage the exhibition at Waterstones Gower Street’s art gallery from Monday 9 November 2020 to January 2021.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Beyond the door’ will show portraiture generated during confinement when our own front doors have had a heightened significance in their dual role as protection from harm and barrier to freedom. The theme allows exploration of both interior and exterior worlds and our subjects’ experiences during the pandemic. It will also nod towards the door as a symbolic portal through which we will enter a new, unfamiliar post viral world.

LRG welcomes Rebecca Ashgar to the fold!

The Lots Road Group is delighted to welcome Rebecca Asghar as our newest member.

Rebecca is an award winning figurative artist who works in many media including oil painting and drawing. She trained in the classical Atelier method and attained a Diploma in Portraiture from Heatherleys School of Fine Art.


Rebecca’s work is characterised by her bold, expressive strokes and contrasts of light and shade. She draws inspiration from her own life experiences: cultural discords, views and beliefs. Rebecca applies the same individual approach to both her self portraits and her portraits of others. Rebecca’s personal mantra is that until one truly looks at oneself, one cannot hope to achieve that same conversation about someone else when painting a portrait. Viewers have praised Rebecca’s work for both its visual impact and its emotional truthfulness.

Amazing 360 degree photos of Connected: the changing face of Britain

Another first – 360 degree views of our latest exhibition by Lots Road Group member Stuart Howitt.

The exhibition runs at Waterstones Gower Street until Thursday 10 January.  It is sponsored by Heatherleys and is in association with Children & the Arts. Many works – those connected to the theme and secondary works showing more of each artist’s practice – are for sale.

 

Thanks to all who came to last night’s Connected PV!

More than 175 people came to the Private view of Connected: the changing face of Britain last night.  It was fantastic to see so many of our sitters.  The Lots Road Group’s Hilary Puxley explained the intention of our exhibition, born of a simple idea in divisive times to portray a person to whom we had a personal connection and, like casting a pebble in a pond, to see where the ripples would take us.   The answer was that our connections extend very far indeed and reveal much about the identity of 21st century Britain.

She introduced Rosie Millard the CEO of our exhibition partner, Children & the Arts, who welcomed our partnership, not least because our show celebrates life with all its diversity and difference.  She spoke of the work of the charity to bring art into an active and lively engagement with children and young people, many of whom have not experienced art and creativity before.

We are hugely grateful, as always, to our exhibition sponsors where we all studied Heatherleys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connected Private View tonight!

We’re looking forward to welcoming you all at the Private View of Connected: the changing face of Britain at Waterstones Gower Street from 6.30-8.30pm tonight!

Sponsored by Heatherleys, and in association with Children and the Arts, the exhibition not only includes paintings on the main theme, but self-portraits and, new this year, an insight into the practice of each artist which includes more portraiture, performer portraiture, landscape, life drawing and still life.

To see the catalogue of the themed portraits – and learn about the fascinating stories behind them – click here.

Below you will see examples of the majority of other works for sale, together with a price list and contact details for individual artists.

CONNECTED – the changing face of Britain  PRICE LIST

  1. STELLA TOOTH : stellatooth.com

      Cover Girl – oil on canvas 100x80cms  £1,200

  1. LUCINDA RENDALL : lucindarendall.com

      Diego Barros – oil on canvas 100x100cms  £2,500

       3.SARAH REYNOLDS : sarah.e.reynolds@aol.co.uk

       Sophie Robinson – oil on canvas 50x50cms £3,500

  1. COLLEEN QUILL : colleenquillartist.com

      Abi – oil on canvas 70x84cms £3,450

  1. MARTIN BURROUGH : martinburrough.com

      Tommi – oil on canvas 60x76cms  £2,000

  1. SARAH JANE MOON : sarahjanemoon.com

      Krishna Istha – oil on canvas 97x122cms  £2,600

  1. STUART HOWITT : stuart-howitt.co.uk

       Boris – oil and spray paint on canvas 100x120cms £2,950

  1. KATHERINE FIRTH : katherinemfirth@me.com

     Putting the world to rights – oil on canvas 64x74cms NFS

  1. LAURENCE COLLIS : lozcollis@hotmail.com

      Tim – oil on canvas 61x51cms NFS

  1. CHRISTINE KLEIN-CAILLIAU : christinelklein@hotmail.com

    Sarah – oil paint and gold leaf on canvas 90x90cms £2,500

  1. HERO JOHNSON : herojohnson.com

    Kathryn – oil on canvas 100x 80cms NFS

  1. MARK STEVENSON : markstevensonpaintings.com

    Portrait of Patrick – oil on canvas 30x40cms NFS

  1. HILARY PUXLEY : hilarypuxley.com

    Soli with Sindhi Malir  – oil on canvas 70x60cms NFS

  1. SARAH RICHARDSON : sarahrichardsonportraits.com

    Annie – oil on canvas 70x90cms £2,950

  1. ELIZABETH SHIELDS : elizabethshields.com

     John Shields – oil on board 30x30cms  £850

  1. MAUREEN NATHAN : maureennathan.com

    Portrait of Victoria – oil on artboard 39x39cms NFS

  1. ALLA BROEKSMIT : allabroeksmit.com

    Заплетали – oil and fabric collage on canvas 50x50cms NFS

OTHER PAINTINGS FOR SALE by LOTS ROAD GROUP  PRICE LIST

  1. ALLA BROEKSMIT : allabroeksmit.com

    Braided  –  oil on linen  43x102cms  £2800

Alla Broeksmit Braided oil on linen 43x102cm £2800

  1. LAURENCE COLLIS : lozcollis@hotmail.com

Study – Linda’s class at Heatherleys – oil on paper/button polish 33x33cms NFS

Laurence Collis Study Linda's class at Heatherleys oil on paper button polish 33x33cm NFS.JPG

  1. MAUREEN NATHAN : maureennathan.com

   Tired – oil on artboard 23x32cms  £495

Maureen Nathan Tired oil on artboard 23x32cm £495

  1. ELIZABETH SHIELDS : elizabethshields.com

    Red Windmill :  oil on canvas 13x28cms £550

Elizabeth Shields Red Windmill oil on canvas 13x28cm £550.JPG

  1.    HILARY PUXLEY : hilarypuxley.com

Margo, study – Oil on canvas 10x15cms £250

Margo, oil sketch

  1. MARK STEVENSON : stevenson.mark@talktalk.net

   Blue Shirt – oil on canvas 35x45cms £240

Mark Stevenson's Blue Shirt oil on canvas 35x45cm £240.jpg

  1. COLLEEN QUILL : colleenquillartist.com

   Garden Peonies – oil on canvas 64x94cms £1950

Colleen Quill Garden Peonies oil on canvas 64x94cm £1950.jpg

  1. CHRISTINE KLEIN-CAILLIAU : christinelklein@hotmail.com

    Cinq Tournesols – oil on canvas panel 44x44cms £695

Christine Klein Cinq tournesols oil on canvas panel 44x44cm £695.JPG

  1. LUCINDA RENDALL : lucindarendall.com

    Landscape in Andalusia – oil on canvas 75x60cms £800

Lucinda Rendall Landscape in Andalusia oil on canvas 75x60cm £800.jpg

  1. SARAH JANE MOON : sarahjanemoon.com

    Elizabeth – oil on linen 70x50cms £1300

Sarah Jane Moon Elizabeth oil on linen 70x50cm £1300

SARAH JANE MOON : sarahjanemoon.com

    Self-portrait – oil on canvas £600

SEE CATALOGUE (LINK ABOVE)

  1. SARAH REYNOLDS : sarah.e.reymolds@aol.co.uk

    Sunset – Lake Vannen Sweden £1700         

Sarah Reynolds Sunset - Lake Vannen Sweden £1700.JPG                   

  1. STUART HOWITT : stuart-howitt.co.uk

    Love is forever – oil on canvas 55x70cms  £1500

Stuart Howitt Love is forever oil on canvas 55x77cm

  1. STELLA TOOTH : stellatooth.com

    Never the bride – liquitex/inktense pencil/acrylic paper 52x70cms  £440

Never the Bride - Nikki Lamborn-002.JPG

  1.    MARTIN BURROUGH : martinburrough.com

    Prince Harry – acrylic on board 35x45cms £450

Martin Burrough Prince Harry acrylic on board 35x45cm £450.JPEG

  1. KATHERINE FIRTH : katherinemfirth@me.com

    Winter Glow – oil on board 62x62cms £300

Katherine Firth Winter Glow Oil on board 62x62cm £300

  1. SARAH RICHARDSON : sarahrichardsonportraits.com

    Nude Balanced – pastel on paper 60x75cms £475

Sarah Richardson Nude Balanced Pastel on paper 60x75cm £475

  1. HERO JOHNSON : herojohnson.com

    Carl – oil on canvas 100x80cms NFS

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Finally, if you are interested in commissioning a portrait from the Lots Road Group, here’s all you need to know.

LGR2018:A5 commissioning card:Stella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connected catalogue out now!

With the Lots Road Group’s latest exhibition starting today, click here to view our catalogue: Connected: the changing face of Britain.

The exhibition this year also includes self portraits and, for the first time, an example of the other art of each artist.

Many works are for sale.

Do hope to see you at our Private View this Friday, 30 November from 6.30-8.30pm at Waterstones Gower Street.

Catalogue cover