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Portfolio for Mim Hain - Commissionaportrait

Mim Hain works in a variety of media including oil, pastel, collage, conté and photography. She also works in ceramics, producing hand made teapots including a collection based on the Chinese horoscope. Her time is spent between working on private portrait commissions in the UK, Corsica and Italy and her work is in private collections in Europe and US. Whilst the majority of her present portrait work is in oil, she also works in collage, pastel and conté drawings.
 
Education   Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence  
Guildford School of Art  
Camberwell School of Art - B.A Hons Fine Art  
Central School of Art - MA Graphic Design/Animation
 
Selected Commissions   Bursary to produce ten paintings over a year for London Fashion Company  
Series of collages based on 19th century Orientalist painters for A.S. Fine Art, London  
Portrait of actress Emilia Fox for BBC Drama Production “Other People’s Children”  
Permanent collection of twelve large paintings at the Commune of Santa Maria, Poggio, Corsica  
Several mural commissions in private houses  
Numerous private portrait commissions in the U.K. and abroad
 
Group Exhibitions   Steven Bartlay, London  
Thumb Gallery, London  
Calvi-Prix d’Europe Award, Corsica  
Chicago World Tattoo Gallery  
Pottery Exhibition, Carol Conrich, London
 
Solo Exhibitions   Oriental Collages, A.S. Fine Art, London  
Bath Festival  
Chelsea Arts Club, London  
Herne Hill, London  
Milne and Moller, London  
Pentagram Gallery, London  
Sue Rankin, London  
Tasser Gallery, London  
La Bottega, Trastevere Rome Collage Exhibition  
“Reflections in Rome Windows”  
The Mairie of S. Giovanni, Corsica  
“Terre et Fils gallery” Prunete, Corsica  
Bastia Studio, Corsica
 
Artist's Statement   “My prime concern is to capture the spirit, character and personality of the sitter and the expression in the eyes. I like to work directly from life to establish a relationship, which I believe is crucial for a profound likeness to develop.”
 
 

Statement      “I like to work directly from life although I can also work from material provided if necessary. I work quite fast, usually requiring approximately four sittings of a maximum two to three hours each. Sitters have ranged in age from one to ninety-nine and portraits have on occasion included a family pet or two. Although the completed commission does not come framed, I am happy to carry out framing or offer advice on request.”

 

Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Prices
 
Portrait Format:
  Drawings   From £ 600    $900
  Head and Shoulders   From £ 1000    $1500
Half LengthFrom £ 2000 $2500
3/4 LengthFrom £ 2500 $3500
Full LengthFrom £ 4000 $6000
Double PortraitFrom £ 2000 $3000
Group PortraitFrom £ 3000 $4500
 
 
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
“Having a portrait drawn or painted may be more time-consuming but you then have an invaluable work of art to pass down to future generations – provided you choose a good artist of course… Mim Hain paints portraits in oil and pastels and also creates vivid collages to create fluid and lively portraits of a particularly vibrant quality.”  
— Yvonne Thomas, Homes & Gardens Magazine