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Portfolio for Gavin Langford - Commissionaportrait

Gavin Langford was born in Wimbledon in 1969. After a fairly ordinary life as a boy in a public school he went to Art School in Liverpool. Here he got a degree in Fine Art in 1992, producing large abstract paintings. Since then Gavin has trained himself in portraiture (and also trained as an actor). Gavin now works as an artist in Stepney Green, East London.
Birth date   15/05/69
Education   1987-88 Wimbledon Foundation Course  
1988-92 Liverpool Polytechnic Fine Art BAHons
Selected Commissions   2000 Linda Mawson actress  
2001 Melinda Angelini-Merl  
2002 Hilary Croft  
2002 Emma Croft  
2003 Laurie and Gillian Marsh  
2004 George Michael Labradors
Group Exhibitions   1992 Art Express Mall Galleries
Artist's Statement   What I love about portraiture is the priviledge of getting to know people really well. It is a sort of collaboration and unique in art as it relies in the connection between two people. I also love learning and inventing new techniques and approaches in the service of getting a picture to be really lifelike.  
Part of the pleasure of being a portrait painter is studying great paintings of the past and coming into contact with great ideas, great minds and the part of art which is timeless and beautiful.  
My intention is to get someting that looks like it lives and IS the person who wants their portrait painted. For me portraiture is not just about copying by also of recreating the existence of something on the canvas.

Statement      I begin by spending a day or a couple of sittings drawing and painting and just getting to know my sitter in their own home. I then take a lot of photographs and work from these in my studio. I return to my sitter a couple of times to refresh my memory. The process takes about two months.  
Alternatively, if the client wants to, has the time and would like a more vital picture, I will work entirely from life in the sitter’s home taking about seven two to three hour sittings.


Travel nationally    No
Travel internationally    No
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Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From £ 2000    $null
Half LengthFrom £ 2300 $null
3/4 LengthFrom £ 2600 $null
Full LengthFrom £ 3000 $null
Double PortraitFrom £ 4000 $null
Group PortraitFrom £ 5000 $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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