Hello, I’m Lindy Allfrey, an award winning artist with over twenty years’ experience as a professional artist.
LINDY ALLFREY AWARD WINNING PORTRAIT PAINTER
I’m based in the beautiful Cotswold town of Stow On The Wold in Gloucestershire. I specialise in commissions for portraiture, and I have developed a portfolio which covers from large military groups all the way across to families and children. I also teach portraiture, and hold two and three day workshops in my studio in Stow.
"Sitting for a portrait with Lindy is lots of fun, drinking frothy coffee and chatting"
Portraiture is a wonderful opportunity to record our time capsule be it a Board of Directors, a Regiment, sports team, a centenary celebration of an event recording the people involved, your family, wife/husband, children – the list of reasons for a portrait are endless.
MY RECENT PORTRAIT PAINTING AWARDS
2010 The People's Favourite Painting Prize for the John Singer Sargent 125th Anniversary Exhibition in Broadway
2012 The President and Vice President's Choice Award, The Society of Women Artists Exhibition in Mall Galleries London
WHY HAVE A PORTRAIT PAINTED BY LINDY? - A fun, enjoyable experience!
Portrait paintings, when skilfully executed, have the amazing ability to convey not only the exterior likeness of the sitter, but their interior qualities as well, and I aim in every portrait to capture these qualities which only oil, and canvas are able.
I have always drawn people from as early as I can remember. In 1999 this dream was realized by going to Charles Cecil Atelier in Florence for a year to study, which led to a diploma in portraiture at Heatherley School of Fine Art London. Afterwards I continued to study portraiture, travelling to America on six occasions to study under the American Masters, along with studying anatomy. I also spent a year at The Barnes Atelier on the Masters Academy first year course.
Since then I have painted many portraits, including an official commission of 30 Officers of the Irish Guards that was unveiled by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2015
Lindy at the unveiling of her painting of the Irish Guards with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge