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
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