What to Expect at a Sitting
While I can paint at a location of the sitter’s choice, many clients prefer the experience of sitting for the painting in an artist’s studio.
Based near Poulton-le-fylde in Lancashire, my private studio offers a quiet, relaxing space with stunning countryside views.
Most paintings are completed during daylight hours to make the most of the natural cool northern light but evening sittings can also be staged with a variety of lighting options available.
Sittings are always relaxed with regular breaks and plenty of tea and coffee. I’m known to be a chatterbox and love to hear the stories behind the person I’m painting. I’m also happy to explain the process that I work through as the painting develops.
When I need to concentrate in silence, sitters enjoy these quiet times where they can simply sit, reflect and think or, if they prefer, listen to music. At the outset people sometimes think a 2 or 3-hour siting seems forever but most sitters are surprised by how quickly the time flies!
Sitters are more than welcome to have a friend or relative join them in the studio and watch the portrait being painted and join in the conversation.
For sitters who have longer distances to travel to the studio I can recommend local award-winning hotels and restaurants based along the picturesque River Wyre.