I love being an artist, it is such a privilege to study nature and people, to see and fully appreciate the wonder of who and where we are. 
I passionately believe the most important part to a painted portrait are the sittings, this is the only way to achieve the character, personality, likeness and life of the painting. 


Sitting for a portrait by Lindy, Alexandria's experience 
“Contrary to any doubts I had about sitting for a portrait (would it be boring? Would I be able to sit for so long? 
Would I feel comfortable with a stranger staring at me?) the experience was a complete pleasure. 
Lindy is a delight and makes the whole process entirely relaxing and great fun. She immediately put me at my ease, placed a delicious coffee in my hands and turned the playlist on. The ensuing couple of hours passed in a flash, helped along by good chats, quiet contemplation and lots of laughs! 
At the end of the session, I came away feeling light hearted and ready to face the day. 
I would recommend it to anyone”. 
Lindy painting an oil portrait in her studio with the sitter
I have received many portrait commissions the largest being a group of 30, which was unveiled by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2015. 


In my quest to hone my skills as an oil portrait painter I have travelled to some of the best ateliers in Europe and America. 
1999 - 2000 Charles Cecil Atelier Florence 
2003 - 2005 Heatherley School of Art Portrait Diploma 
2010 - 2015 Workshops with American Portrait Painters 
I Attended workshops in the USA with Grand Central Academy of New York with Douglas Flynt, Travis Schlaht and Ed Mintoff other workshops include Steven Assael, David Leffel, Joseph Todorvitch, and anatomy with Scott Eaton 
2016 2017 The Barnes Atelier of Art.  
Year One of the Master Academy Programme. 


oil painting which won the Society of Women's Artists SWA annual Presidents and Vice-Presidents award best painting in Show
2020 Broadway Arts Festival John Notts Gallery Figurative painting first prize 
"Saving the Cornish Chough" 
2012 The President and Vice Presidents Choice Award, The Society of Women Artists Exhibition in Mall Galleries London 
Lady in Red oil portrait painting won the John Singer Sargent People's award
2010 The Peoples Favourite Painting Prize for the John Singer Sargent 125th Anniversary Exhibition in Broadway” 
Lindy Allfrey | Award Winning Portrait Artist 
Walton House, Sheep Street, Stow On The Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1AA 
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