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For as long as she can remember Kristine Nason could draw and capture a likeness, and by the time she was fourteen she was selling paintings through local galleries and accepting commissions for equestrian studies. After training in graphic design, she spent most of her career producing artwork for the commercial art market. She worked as an advertising Art Director, before moving to London where she became Managing Director and artist-in-residence of a fine-art publishing company. Later, she set up and ran a design-for-print company in west London. Her designs and limited edition prints have been distributed all over the world. In 1992, Kristine decided to return to painting for its own sake, concentrating on equestrian work and portraiture. She works primarily in watercolour or pencil, and also teaches these skills to adults, through workshops, demonstrations and one-to-one tuition.
 
Awards   1999 - Best in catagory; Portrait, Figure or Animal, Society for All Artists  
1999 - Best Professional Portrait, Society for All Artists  
2000 - Derwent Award, Patchings Farm Open Competition, The Artist and Leisure Painter  
2001 - Best Professional in the Portrait, Figure or Animal Category, SAA Artist of the Year Competition  
2006 - Sally Mitchell Fine Arts Publishing Award
 
Selected Commissions   Selected from a long list of notable commissions:  
1996 - Father and Son commissioned by Jamil Budeiri  
1997 - Danielle and Paige commissioned by David Timney  
1998 - Angus commissioned by Mr and Mrs Gough  
1999 - Tyburn commissioned by Sally Legouix  
1999 - Ishtar commissioned by Sarah Pacey  
2000 - Copper commissioned by Clare Gough  
2001 - Lucy and Kiwi commissioned by Mr and Mrs Caen  
2001 - Roger's Three Kings commissioned by Mr Roger Miles  
2001 - Tully commissioned by Alison Sanders  
2001 - Muscadet commissioned by Mrs Annie Cardone
 
Group Exhibitions   2007 The Horse in Art exhibition, Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Manderville  
2007 The Society of Equestrian Artists, Palace House, Newmarket  
2007 The Society of Equestrian Artists, Mall Galleries, London SW1  
2007 The Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London SW1  
2007 ‘Cavalcade’ – work by leading equestrian artists, Figura Gallery, Windsor  
2007 Gold Cup Week exhibition, Gallery Montpelier, Cheltenham  
2007 The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London SW1  
2006 The Society of Equestrian Artists, Palace House, Newmarket  
2006 The Society of Equestrian Artists, Mall Galleries, London  
2006 Hackwood Festival, Hackwood Park, Basingstoke  
2006 The Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London  
2005 The Society of Equestrian Artists, Palace House, Newmarket  
2005 The Society of Equestrian Artists, Mall Galleries, London  
2005 The Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London  
2005 Society of Graphic Fine Art, Menier Gallery, London  
2005 The Horse in Art exhibition, Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Manderville  
2004 House and Garden, Olympia, London  
2004 Country Living Fair, Hampton Court  
2004 The Horse in Art exhibition, Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Manderville  
2004 The Society of Equestrian Artists, Palace House, Newmarket  
2004 The Society of Equestrian Artists, Mall Galleries, London SW1  
2003 The Fine Art Trade Guild Artists’ Exhibition – various locations across the UK  
2003 The Society of Equestrian Artists, Mall Galleries, London SW1  
2003 Drawing Open Exhibition, South Hill Park, Bracknell  
2002 Spirit of Christmas exhibition, Olympia, London  
2002 ‘Best in Show’ exhibition, the Walton Gallery, London  
2002 Society of Equestrian Artists, Christie’s, London  
1997 Society of Equestrian Artists, Christie’s, London  
1994 Society of Equestrian Artists, Royal Overseas League, London
 
Solo Exhibitions   1987 - Kristine Nason, Paintings and Prints, Arts Theatre, London  
2001 - Work in Action, Holme Grange Craft Village, Wokingham, Berkshire  
2007 - Kristine Nason - Portraits and Equestrian Paintings, Wiindsor Festival at Ascot Racecourse
 
Artist's Statement   "There is beauty in truth. My remit as a portrait painter is to find that truth. When I have sympathetically recorded surface details, and distilled the elusive essence of personality to radiate from a painting, then all of my subjects are truly beautiful."
 
 

Statement      Although I have my own standards of artistic integrity that must be adhered to, interpreting the client’s wishes and ideas to produce an image that they are happy with as a record for prosperity, is the most important aspect of what I do. My watercolour technique requires detailed planning, so I rarely work on portraits from life, basing them on photographs instead. Unless time and distance make a meeting prohibitive, I do like to meet the subjects of my work and take my own photographs, sketches and notes. The meeting, which can take place at my home or (in the case of animals especially), theirs, is primarily an information-gathering exercise where I can obtain some insight into the character to be represented and understand the features in a three-dimensional way. I will need anything from 20 minutes to as long as it takes to obtain what I need.  
 
One particular benefit of using photography is that I can capture the smallest nuances of expression and smiles which, although unconventional in portraiture, do lend a joyousness to the human face and feature in a lot of my work.  
 
I can of course do portraits from other peoples’ photographs, providing they are clear enough. I have often been asked to create portraits that have been given as surprise gifts, where it would have been impractical for me to photograph the subjects; I have also successfully completed many posthumous portraits.  
 
The time it takes to produce a portrait depends on the size and complexity of the commissioned piece, and also on the length of my waiting list. I will always discuss these factors with the client at the time, and I am very good at keeping to agreed deadlines.

 

Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From £ 900    $null
Half LengthFrom £ 1000 $null
Full LengthFrom £ 1100 $null
Double PortraitFrom £ 1200 $null
Group PortraitFrom £ 1500 $null
AnimalsFrom £ 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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