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Ann Mavroleon

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Portfolio for Ann Mavroleon - Commissionaportrait

Born in New York, Ann is the eldest daughter of the journalist John Davenport. Since 1983 Ann has lived and painted in London. In 1987 she joined The Nine Elms Group of Artists and became its Chairman for several years. In 1988 she was made a member of the Chelsea Arts Society and currently serves on its council as well as exhibiting with them once a year at Chelsea Town Hall. Aside from portraiture, Ann also completes line drawings and watercolour paintings of town and country houses and gardens.
Birth date   1942
Selected Commissions   The Lord Lloyd of Berwick, High Court Judge  
Sir Frank Roberts, Ambassador  
The Reverend Canon Dr Donald Gray CBE  
Margaret Thatcher  
Lord Hailsham  
The Lord Bauer  
Sir Peter Horfder, former MP  
Carla Thorneycroft, wife of the late Peter Thorneycroft
Group Exhibitions   1983/86 - The Plazzotta Studio  
1987 - The Nine Elms Group of Artists exhibiting bi-annually  
1988 - Chelsea Arts Society  
1990/2000 - Mall Galleries – “Art for Youth"
Artist's Statement   “[Depiction of] life is a magic act: it is all done with mirrors”  
"A portrait evolves by coming to understand, often in a short space of time, a complex and unique personality. The artist views the sitter through the mirrored confines of his or her personal life experience; the sitter presents to the artist another mirror – an image of how best he or she would like to be seen and remembered. The soul of the painting is captured between these two perceptions; without this soul, “achieving likeness” or “employing technique”, however masterful, is insufficient."

Statement      “Portraits normally require sittings of two hours each, spaced two weeks apart so that oil layers dry properly. When possible I prefer to come to the sitter. I begin with a rough pastel that pulls together impressions of colour and composition and will also take photographs at the initial sitting. Final canvases are completed in six to eight months. With portraits of children I try never to do anything remotely “arty” in their presence and just use the initial sitting to get to know them (in their own environment and on their schedules). I take a lot of photographs and spend time with the parents to better understand what facets of their child they would like to see. I leave framing to the sitter but can recommend a good framer.”


Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From £ 3000    $4500
Half LengthFrom £ 4000 $6000
3/4 LengthFrom £ 5000 $7500
Full LengthFrom £ 6000 $9000
Double PortraitFrom £ 4000 $6000
Group PortraitFrom £ 6000 $9000
BuildingsFrom £ 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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