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Portrait in Hood

Portrait in Hood
Black Hat

Black Hat
Cilla Black

Cilla Black
Headfull of Smiles

Headfull of Smiles
Dr Derek Hawes

Dr Derek Hawes
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Portfolio for Fergus Mayhew - Commissionaportrait

Fergus Mayhew produces work of a quiet sensitivity and a timelessness that bound with strong composition and refined technique are at once rare and special in these modern times. His portraits betray a penetrating gaze and ability to see within the sitter leaving one with an image of strength and power that makes for beautiful images that one can live with.
Birth date   1963
Education   1983 - 86 Exeter College of Art and Design  
1986 - 89 Royal Academy Schools, London
Awards   2004 - BP Portrait Exhibition Portrait Award
Selected Commissions   2000 - Jean Muir  
2002 - Dr Derek Hawes  
2004 - Cilla Black
Group Exhibitions   1990 - BP Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery  
1991 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition  
1991 - Group Exhibition, Mina Renton Gallery, London  
1992 - Group Exhibition, Adam Gallery, Bath  
1995 - BP Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery  
2000 - BP Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery  
2002 - BP Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery  
2004 - BP Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait gallery  
2004 - Art Bar, Great Barn, Exeter  
2005 - Star Portraits Exhibition, London, Belfast, Leicester  
2006 - Mystery Portrait Postcards, National Portrait Gallery
Artist's Statement   There is a delicate balance between the painter and sitter, never more so that when attempting a commision. It is important to have a sense of empathy with the client and and to keep an open dialogue in place. The client has to live with the completed painting and for this to be succesfull it is essential that both sitter and painter reach a mutual understanding.  
I want the client to take away a very special object that they can live with and that will give them pleasure for ever.

Statement      Ideally I would have an initial meeting with the client, followed by 2 sittings of 2-3 hours. I would hope to complete the notes and drawings I need within this time, discuss the composition and direction of the painting, and take a number of reference photographs. When everything has been agreed and the client is happy, I would then finish the portrait in my studio. No further sittings should be required.  
The time for completion should be between 2-4 weeks depending on the scale.If required I would be happy to arrange for the portrait to be framed or I can leave that to the client.


Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From 3500    $null
Half LengthFrom 4500 $null
3/4 LengthFrom 6000 $null
Full LengthFrom 8000 $null
Double PortraitFrom 6000 $null
Group PortraitFrom 10000 $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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