Hello, I’m Lindy Allfrey, an award winning artist with over twenty years’ experience as a professional artist.
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 group all the way across to families and children. I also teach portraiture, and hold two and three day workshops at my studios in Stow.
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.
AWARD WINNING PORTRAIT ARTIST
2010 The Peoples Favourite Painting Prize for the John Singer Sargent 125th Anniversary Exhibition in Broadway
2012 The President and Vice Presidents Choice Award, The Society of Women Artists Exhibition in Mall Galleries London
WHY HAVE A PORTRAIT PAINTED BY LINDY?
Portrait paintings, when skilfully executed, have the amazing ability to convey not only the exterior likenesses of the sitters, 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 realised by going to Charles Cecil Atelier in Florence for a year to study, which led to a diploma in portraiture at Heathelys London. Afterwards I continued to study portraiture, travelling to America on six occasions to study under the American Masters, along with studying anatomy.
Since then I have painted many portraits, including 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 Guard with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge