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Portfolio for Bryan Ellery - Commissionaportrait

Bryan Ellery, who has degrees in Sculpture and English Literature, has been making portraits for many years. A member of the Royal Society of Portrait Sculptors, he also lectures in universities and art colleges. He lives in London and travels extensively to work on portrait commissions. His commissions have varied in age from a Russian conductor of 94 to a one year old Chinese girl. His works are in public and private collections including; Blenheim Palace, The Royal Academy of Music, Eton College Library and St Petersburg Conservatoire. He exhibits regularly in London.
Selected Commissions   Ben Okri - Novelist  
Viscount and Viscountess Windsor  
Benjamin Zephaniah - Poet  
Richard Ingrams - Journalist  
A N Wilson - Writer  
Marchioness of Linlithgo  
David Tang - Entrepreneur  
Julie Christie - Acrtess  
Earl of Gowrie  
Earl of Sunderland  
John Mortimer - Writer  
Dr Neil Blewett - Former Australian Ambassador
Artist's Statement   "Making a portrait of another human being is a great privilege for me, and it needs certain conditions. I always work from life, in a one-to-one situation with peaceful surroundings, so that my subject's natural presence can become clear to me. It is then my job to record my impressions in the clay - a synthesis of feelings and observation."

Statement      The actual modelling, from clay, takes an average of ten hours, and is done from life. Sittings usually last about an hour, and unlike sitting for a painted portrait, the model is comparatively free to move, to watch a video for instance, make phone calls or read. Once the clay work is finished a silicone mould is made, and this is taken to the foundry where the casting process takes place. The cast bronze is then chemically treated to produce the patination chosen by the client, and then set onto a suitable base.


Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From 7000    $10000
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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Press Quotes
In a letter from Brian Sewell...."pretty brilliant, and very  
Joseph McNally, President, La Salle-Sia Singapore College of The Arts;  
"Complete mastery of his genre"  
Sarah Howell, World of Interiors magazine;  
"Vivid portraits"