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Portfolio for Vincent Yorke - Commissionaportrait

Vin Yorke was born in Cambridge but has lived for most of his life in Gloucestershire where in addition to his primary occupation of painting he grows cider apples and quinces commercially. Now best known for his portraits (which he started doing 15 years ago), he also creates still life paintings, often of fruit and vegetables, ‘for light relief’ and because he finds the different shapes and textures both challenging and immensely satisfying.
 
Birth date   1942
 
Education   Slade School of Fine Art
 
Selected Commissions   The Lord & Lady Boyd of Merton at Ince Castle with their Grandchildren  
Michael Thomas in the Guesten Hall at the Avoncroft Museum  
Dinah Casson  
Mr Justice Moses and his Clerk, John Furey  
Donald Scott  
Elisabeth Pulford  
Peter Clasen  
Belinda Clasen  
The Broadbent Family  
Mr and Mrs Eric Moses  
Beatrice Dugdale  
Leo Dugdale  
Jerry Keuhl  
Julia Allen
 
Group Exhibitions   These include:  
1979 Dryden Street Gallery, London  
1984 Prema Gallery, Stonehouse  
1985 Tanyard Gallery,Winchcombe  
2001 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
 
Solo Exhibitions   1973 Cercle d’Art, Brussels  
1975 Cercle d’Art, Brussels  
1980 Galerie Elisabeth Franck, Belgium  
1980 Eton College  
1982 Eton College  
2004 Pissarro, London
 
Artist's Statement   When we look at a portrait we meet another human being. The best portraits make us want to know that person better, to discover their passions, to sense their sorrow, to share their jokes. That is the encounter that I paint. A silent encounter yet one in which every feature, every gesture and mannerism speaks loudly.  
A portrait is like a translation. My role as the artist is to observe, to analyse, to understand as much as possible of my subject, always in his or her own context initially, and then to share that unique sensation, the complex dialogue between sitter and painter, through the language of paint.
 
 

Statement      I need between 5 and 10 sittings, depending on the complexity of the work, in the subject’s own environment, home or workplace. I use my own photographs as an aide memoire, but cannot work from photographs alone.  
 
Larger groupings (calculated on a per capita basis) and complex background or surroundings (eg inclusion of a house or room with specific contents) will increase the cost of the painting. Each portrait will be individually priced according to requirements.

 

Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From £ 2000    $3600
Half LengthFrom £ 3000 $5400
3/4 LengthFrom £ 4500 $8100
Full LengthFrom £ 5000 $9000
Double PortraitFrom £ 4000 $7200
Group PortraitFrom £ 10000 $18000
 
 
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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