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Michael Grimsdale

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Portfolio for Michael Grimsdale - Commissionaportrait

Michael Grimsdale was born in London. He was brought up in an army family in Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa. He has also lived in Mexico and Australia. His paintings are in private collections and on permanent exhibition all over the world. Michael paints most subjects but particularly portraits and animals. The artist works in oils, acrylics, water colour, pastels, charcoal and inks.
Birth date   1936
Education   Cheltenham College  
RMA Sandhurst  
St. Martins School of Art, London
Awards   Michael Grimsdale won the Society of Equestrian Artists Polo painting prize in 1993 and best drawing in 1994
Selected Commissions   Sir Charles Hardie  
Richard Belloc Lowndes  
Hon Charles Pearson  
Baroness Blixen Finecke  
Mrs Annie Sunley  
Marta Fernandez  
Jamie Packer  
Urs Schwazenbach  
John Calstrey  
Annie Castagno  
Rosie Lyon  
Finn Simonsen  
Ken Done  
Paul Cole  
Bath Rugby  
Harlequins Rugby  
England Rugby  
Paintings commissioned for;  
World Trade Centre, Dubai  
The Institute of Directors  
Medici Society  
J Rothschild  
London Contemporary Art  
Piccadilly Match Play  
Group Exhibitions   Royal Academy Summer Exhibition  
Equus, Newmarket  
Tanjah Flandria, Tangiers and Marrakesh  
Somoza-Sims Gallery,Houston,Texas  
Napier Gallery, Jersey  
Society of Equestrian Artists at Christies, London
Solo Exhibitions   Addison Ross Gallery, London  
Arden Gallery, Sydney  
Guards Polo Club, Windsor  
Cowdray Park Polo Club

Statement      I would like two or three sittings, preferably in the sitter's home or wherever they feel relaxed. I make some drawings and take photos and try to get to know a little of the person or animal being painted. I usually show the client at various stages to make sure they are happy with the progress. Most people are initially terrified of having their portrait done so I try to give them what they want but there has to be some of me in it too. In today's hectic world most people don't have time to spend on long sittings. Time depends on medium, size and complication of design. I usually work quite fast. I am happy to frame the finished portrait for the client if desired although framing costs will be an extra charge.


Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Drawings   From 400    $600
  Head and Shoulders   From 700    $1000
Half LengthFrom 1000 $2175
3/4 LengthFrom 1500 $2900
Full LengthFrom 2000 $3625
Double PortraitFrom 2500 $4350
Group PortraitFrom 3000 $5075
AnimalsFrom 500 $1450
(price per square foot)
From 900 $null
The Prices quoted are for the standard mediums of oil on canvas and bronze
(in the case of sculpture).
For other media, prices may vary, please enquire directly with us for more specific quotes.
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