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Lara Drawing

Alexandra Connor

United Kingdom

Drawing, Chalk on Paper

Size: 15 W x 18 H x 1 D in

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Lara is an ex dancer who carries herself with poise and a certain regal quality. It is always a joy to paint or draw her, and this pastel reflects a time when she was thoughtful, pre-occupied. Yet her body (as shown in her taut neck muscles) was still alert, ready to move again. I have been commissioned to paint many portraits in oil and pastel. My portrait of Anthony Sher was done for the Royal Shakespeare Company and exhibited there. Other portraits have included European royalty, businessmen and children. Amongst other actors, I did portraits of Roger Rees and Brian Blessed. My portraits have been exhibited in London galleries, and some of my work has been published in the novels - THE GOYA ENIGMA, THE ISLE OF THE DEAD and THE BOSCH DECEPTION.

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Drawing:Chalk on Paper

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Size:15 W x 18 H x 1 D in

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For a number of years I studied the techniques of the Old Masters, learning skills used since the 15th Century. Many of my portraits have an under painting of egg tempera to give an added luminosity before I apply oil colour and glazes. Last year I was invited to Russia to paint and completed three portraits, which are now hanging in the National Museum of Kashakstan. The late Pietro Annigoni believed in my work. A quote from one of his many letters has always inspired me: "It is incredible what you have achieved. Go ahead, and work hard!" I've exhibited in Aspreys, Bond Street; the Stephen Bartley Gallery, Chelsea; had a one woman show at the Marina Henderson Gallery, Chelsea; completed a series of portraits for a season at the Royal Shakespeare Company, which were exhibited in the RSC Gallery; and a one woman show at the Richmond Gallery, Cork Street, London. I was invited to be included in Debrett's listing of Prominent People, in 2004. This was awarded to me for my work as an artist and art historian. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2004) I was nominated to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London in 2004. My work has been collected in Europe, USA, and Japan, it has also been featured on TV, where I was an art correspondent for ITV. I have also been a presenter on Arts programmes. Social media: Website - Twitter - @alexconnorwrite Twitter - @connorsagas Facebook - Facebook - Instagram - alexandraconnorbookspaintings Pinterest - @alexconnorwrite

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