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Introduction   John Puckey is a contemporary portrait artist. He has attracted many famous sitters; Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Seth Lakeman, Michael Caines, Ben Bradshaw MP, Lady Mary Holborrow, Michael Eavis, Hugo Swire MP and Sir John Nott have all sat for John. Each day John goes to a studio in a garden, in a village near Exeter. Here, he paints modern portraits in thick oil paint on pieces of wood. All his paintings are of heads with very little else included. A few years ago, John left university with a first class art degree. At school John learnt how to paint under the neo-impressionist Claire Western. In his first year as a professional John won two awards for his portraits � the Art in Devon Prize at the South West Academy and the Visitors� Choice Award at the Thelma Hulbert Open. In 2008 John was shortlisted for the Holburne Portrait Prize and had portraits exhibited at the RWA.  
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Education   2006 - University of Bristol, First Class Ba. Hons
Awards   2007 - Visitors' Choice Award, Thelma Hulbert Gallery  
2007 - Art in Devon Award, South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts  
2008 - Shortlist for the Holburne Portrait Prize
Selected Commissions   2007 - Hon. Charlie Fane-Trefusis and family  
2008 - Michael Eavis  
2008 - Michael Caines CBE  
2008 - Sir John Nott (former Defence Secretary) and family  
2009 - Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall  
2009 - Lady Mary Holborrow  
2009 - Hugo Swire MP Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and family  
2009 - Tim Smit CBE (founder of The Eden Project)  
2009 - Ben Bradshaw MP  
2010 - Lady Nott  
2010 - Lord St. Germans (Peregrine Eliot)  
2010 - Bishop of Exeter  
2010 - Rosie Boycott  
2010 - Sir Richard Carew-Pole
Group Exhibitions   2005, 2006 - Hind Street Gallery  
2007- Thelma Hulbert Gallery  
2008 - South West Academy  
2008 - Royal West of England Academy  
2008 - Holburne Portrait Prize
Solo Exhibitions   2008 Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Statement      The portrait's composition, price and timescale can be agreed. Following this consultation, a sitting can be arranged. Most portraits are painted following an hour's photography session with the artist at his studio near Exeter in Devon. John can travel should this be more convenient to the sitter. On average a portrait can be completed in six weeks, depending on the current waiting list. All paintings are oil on wood panel.


Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From 1500    $null
Half LengthFrom 1600 $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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