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Connected Private View tonight!

We’re looking forward to welcoming you all at the Private View of Connected: the changing face of Britain at Waterstones Gower Street from 6.30-8.30pm tonight!

Sponsored by Heatherleys, and in association with Children and the Arts, the exhibition not only includes paintings on the main theme, but self-portraits and, new this year, an insight into the practice of each artist which includes more portraiture, performer portraiture, landscape, life drawing and still life.

To see the catalogue of the themed portraits – and learn about the fascinating stories behind them – click here.

Below you will see examples of the majority of other works for sale, together with a price list and contact details for individual artists.

CONNECTED – the changing face of Britain  PRICE LIST

  1. STELLA TOOTH : stellatooth.com

      Cover Girl – oil on canvas 100x80cms  £1,200

  1. LUCINDA RENDALL : lucindarendall.com

      Diego Barros – oil on canvas 100x100cms  £2,500

       3.SARAH REYNOLDS : sarah.e.reynolds@aol.co.uk

       Sophie Robinson – oil on canvas 50x50cms £3,500

  1. COLLEEN QUILL : colleenquillartist.com

      Abi – oil on canvas 70x84cms £3,450

  1. MARTIN BURROUGH : martinburrough.com

      Tommi – oil on canvas 60x76cms  £2,000

  1. SARAH JANE MOON : sarahjanemoon.com

      Krishna Istha – oil on canvas 97x122cms  £2,600

  1. STUART HOWITT : stuart-howitt.co.uk

       Boris – oil and spray paint on canvas 100x120cms £2,950

  1. KATHERINE FIRTH : katherinemfirth@me.com

     Putting the world to rights – oil on canvas 64x74cms NFS

  1. LAURENCE COLLIS : lozcollis@hotmail.com

      Tim – oil on canvas 61x51cms NFS

  1. CHRISTINE KLEIN-CAILLIAU : christinelklein@hotmail.com

    Sarah – oil paint and gold leaf on canvas 90x90cms £2,500

  1. HERO JOHNSON : herojohnson.com

    Kathryn – oil on canvas 100x 80cms NFS

  1. MARK STEVENSON : markstevensonpaintings.com

    Portrait of Patrick – oil on canvas 30x40cms NFS

  1. HILARY PUXLEY : hilarypuxley.com

    Soli with Sindhi Malir  – oil on canvas 70x60cms NFS

  1. SARAH RICHARDSON : sarahrichardsonportraits.com

    Annie – oil on canvas 70x90cms £2,950

  1. ELIZABETH SHIELDS : elizabethshields.com

     John Shields – oil on board 30x30cms  £850

  1. MAUREEN NATHAN : maureennathan.com

    Portrait of Victoria – oil on artboard 39x39cms NFS

  1. ALLA BROEKSMIT : allabroeksmit.com

    Заплетали – oil and fabric collage on canvas 50x50cms NFS

OTHER PAINTINGS FOR SALE by LOTS ROAD GROUP  PRICE LIST

  1. ALLA BROEKSMIT : allabroeksmit.com

    Braided  –  oil on linen  43x102cms  £2800

Alla Broeksmit Braided oil on linen 43x102cm £2800

  1. LAURENCE COLLIS : lozcollis@hotmail.com

Study – Linda’s class at Heatherleys – oil on paper/button polish 33x33cms NFS

Laurence Collis Study Linda's class at Heatherleys oil on paper button polish 33x33cm NFS.JPG

  1. MAUREEN NATHAN : maureennathan.com

   Tired – oil on artboard 23x32cms  £495

Maureen Nathan Tired oil on artboard 23x32cm £495

  1. ELIZABETH SHIELDS : elizabethshields.com

    Red Windmill :  oil on canvas 13x28cms £550

Elizabeth Shields Red Windmill oil on canvas 13x28cm £550.JPG

  1.    HILARY PUXLEY : hilarypuxley.com

Margo, study – Oil on canvas 10x15cms £250

Margo, oil sketch

  1. MARK STEVENSON : stevenson.mark@talktalk.net

   Blue Shirt – oil on canvas 35x45cms £240

Mark Stevenson's Blue Shirt oil on canvas 35x45cm £240.jpg

  1. COLLEEN QUILL : colleenquillartist.com

   Garden Peonies – oil on canvas 64x94cms £1950

Colleen Quill Garden Peonies oil on canvas 64x94cm £1950.jpg

  1. CHRISTINE KLEIN-CAILLIAU : christinelklein@hotmail.com

    Cinq Tournesols – oil on canvas panel 44x44cms £695

Christine Klein Cinq tournesols oil on canvas panel 44x44cm £695.JPG

  1. LUCINDA RENDALL : lucindarendall.com

    Landscape in Andalusia – oil on canvas 75x60cms £800

Lucinda Rendall Landscape in Andalusia oil on canvas 75x60cm £800.jpg

  1. SARAH JANE MOON : sarahjanemoon.com

    Elizabeth – oil on linen 70x50cms £1300

Sarah Jane Moon Elizabeth oil on linen 70x50cm £1300

SARAH JANE MOON : sarahjanemoon.com

    Self-portrait – oil on canvas £600

SEE CATALOGUE (LINK ABOVE)

  1. SARAH REYNOLDS : sarah.e.reymolds@aol.co.uk

    Sunset – Lake Vannen Sweden £1700         

Sarah Reynolds Sunset - Lake Vannen Sweden £1700.JPG                   

  1. STUART HOWITT : stuart-howitt.co.uk

    Love is forever – oil on canvas 55x70cms  £1500

Stuart Howitt Love is forever oil on canvas 55x77cm

  1. STELLA TOOTH : stellatooth.com

    Never the bride – liquitex/inktense pencil/acrylic paper 52x70cms  £440

Never the Bride - Nikki Lamborn-002.JPG

  1.    MARTIN BURROUGH : martinburrough.com

    Prince Harry – acrylic on board 35x45cms £450

Martin Burrough Prince Harry acrylic on board 35x45cm £450.JPEG

  1. KATHERINE FIRTH : katherinemfirth@me.com

    Winter Glow – oil on board 62x62cms £300

Katherine Firth Winter Glow Oil on board 62x62cm £300

  1. SARAH RICHARDSON : sarahrichardsonportraits.com

    Nude Balanced – pastel on paper 60x75cms £475

Sarah Richardson Nude Balanced Pastel on paper 60x75cm £475

  1. HERO JOHNSON : herojohnson.com

    Carl – oil on canvas 100x80cms NFS

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Finally, if you are interested in commissioning a portrait from the Lots Road Group, here’s all you need to know.

LGR2018:A5 commissioning card:Stella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News from Sarah Jane Moon

Congratulations to Lots Road Group artist Sarah Jane Moon who has a full schedule ahead both exhibiting and teaching.
Queer Artists’ Versions of Themselves, Salisbury
‘In Your Face’ is an exhibition of differing approaches to portraying a sense of self and interpreting identity and sexuality. It coincides with this year’s 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act, the landmark moment when private homosexual acts between men over 21 in England and Wales were decriminalised in 1967.
Sarah’s self portrait ‘In The Studio’ 2015 will be on display along with others by various artists including Roxana Halls, Matthew Stradling and Michael Petry.
Curated by Sadie Lee, the exhibition opens at the Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday 23 September and runs until 4 November (10am – 3pm Tues – Sat).
GFEST
Gfest is London’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Arts Festival that champions equality in all walks of life through visual arts, film, performance and other events.
Sarah will have three paintings on display at the Menier Gallery from 13-18 November as part of GFEST, including a portrait of ‘SJ Weston’, the creator of androgynous tailoring label Thomas Thomas.
DIVERSIFYING PORTRAITS AT OXFORD
Sarah has painted Army Medical Officer and Olympic bobsledder Dr Henry Odili Nwume for the Diversifying Portraits initiative at Oxford which aims to broaden the range of people represented on the University’s walls.
The initiative includes over 20 other photographic & painted portraits of people connected to the college who have disabilities, come from minority ethnic backgrounds, or identify as LGBTQI, including director Ken Loach, journalist Reeta Chakrabarti, and author Jeanette Winterson.
The new portraits will be shown in Oxford at an exhibition later this year.
ART FOR YOUTH
Sarah will be exhibiting with Art For Youth in their London exhibition taking place at the Mall Galleries this 13-15 December.
Art For Youth are celebrating their 30th year supporting artists and changing the lives of young people across the country. Over 1000 works of art between £200 and £5000 are offered for sale from 130 artists with 35% of sales going to the charity.
Always a very special event, tickets are available via the Art For Youth website.
PAINTING COURSES
Sarah is continuing to teach at The Heatherley School of Art next term (from 25 September) at both beginners and advanced level. She is also taking the Open Studio classes for portraiture (Tuesdays & Thursdays) from 17 October-2 November.
You can also book now for Painting People, a two day Masterclass at Trinity Buoy Wharf with The New School of Art on 2&3 December.
PAINTING AT COTEGRANGE FRANCE 2018
Sarah’s first residential painting course in May of this year went amazingly well with brilliant weather that made the colours of the landscape really come to life.
The food, accomodation and atmosphere at Cotegrange are second to none and she is already looking forward to the next week in May 2018 with brilliant chef Stephanie Dean on board.
All painting levels welcome. Places are limited to just seven participants so if you would like to join us please do get in touch with Sarahfor more information and to book.
Sarah Jane Moon

‘I think life is about people and human connection’: Q & A with Sarah Jane Moon

With our first show, ‘Motherhood’, opening this week we take time to chat to New Zealand born Sarah Jane Moon, recipient of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ 2013 Bulldog Bursary, about life lived across continents, her transition from curatorial theory to portrait painting and several exciting upcoming projects.

Sarah Jane Moon working on a commission in Scotland

Sarah Jane Moon working on a commission in Scotland

How did you become a painter?

I often feel like the process of becoming a painter is a continuous one, but that stated, I first started painting as a child. I was always ‘good at art’ winning several local awards for drawing and was often accused of ‘copying’ by friends at primary school, which I took as a compliment. I distinctly remember the excitement of finger painting before then at kindergarten and also a peculiar fair ground entertainment that involved squeezing tubes of paint onto a spinning wheel with paper attached to produce a sort of kaleidoscopic pattern. I was always drawn to pattern and intricate detail, my most favourite colouring in books being those that had repetitive designs ad nauseam.

Teenage years saw my interest in art continue and I was very keen on New Zealand painters such as Toss Woollaston, Rita Angus and Colin McCahon. I had one particularly memorable teacher who was flamboyant and bohemian and used to refer to colours as ‘flavours’ and seemed to be viscerally affected by tone and line. She was fabulous and her enthusiasm infectious. However I was also fascinated by other subjects and a rather pragmatic upbringing encouraged me to choose Japanese language and English literature to study at university. Having to choose extra courses to fulfil points requirements I soon added Art History as a third major and looking back it was obvious that I had probably just wanted to paint.

On graduating university in New Zealand I then travelled for a decade or so, living and working in countries such as Japan, Malaysia, Australia and, by roundabout route, the UK. A break in my nascent career in Arts Management led me to take a short course in drawing at Central St Martins (after having not drawn a thing for 12 years) and that soon led, by chance to a late application and enrolment on Heatherley’s Portrait Diploma. I was very very amateur in the beginning but many of the tutors were kind enough to encourage me anyway and I soon gained some degree of competency in drawing. Since finishing the course in 2011 I have been painting and drawing professionally.

What drew you to portraiture in particular?

The week long course I took at Central Saint Martins was tutored by a fabulously enthusiastic young woman by the name of Alice White. At the end of the course she was astute enough to suggest that my inept scribbling, which she kindly referred to as ‘mark making’, would potentially suit portraiture. Being rather adrift in all other areas of my life at the time and searching for something to invest myself in, I was off to google ‘portrait courses london’ immediately and thus ended up at Heatherley’s.

Although I like to paint landscape and still life, I continue to be seduced by portraiture and find it a rich vehicle by which to contemplate intimacy and distance, presence and absence and the things that constitute the identities of our selves and others. I think life is about people and human connection and so feel fortunate to have my profession reflect that in some way.

'Tamson, Kilburn', 140 x 146 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013

‘Tamson, Kilburn’, 140 x 146 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013

Which other artists or painters do you look to for inspiration and why? 

There are so many. Some that come to mind immediately: Lucian Freud, Alice Neel, Henri Matisse, Paula Rego, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, David Hockney, Maggi Hambling, Frank Auerbach, John Bratby, Euan Uglow, Leon Kossoff, Colin McCahon, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Laura Knight, Francis Bacon, Tai-Shen Shierenberg, Hokusai Katsushika, Amedeo Modigliani and Georges-Pierre Seurat.

Also many of the tutors I have been fortunate enough to study with (Atul Vohora, Andy James, Linda Nugent, Khan Holly, Susan Engledow, Susan Wilson) and many poets and novelists too.

What, to you, constitutes a good portrait? 

I think there are many definitions of a ‘good’ portrait, but when making work myself I like it to, as a given, have something of an accurate likeness, and then to further go beyond this and convey something of how a particular person IS in the world; to state something about their presence or demeanour or character. It must then function as a good and interesting picture formally, that is, to be harmonious in terms of composition, colour, detail, content. I like portraits of people to be set in environments that are particular to them and that tell part of the story of who they are.

Do you have any current projects that you’d like to tell us about (exhibitions, articles, websites, commissions, personal projects)? 

I currently have a painting in the Lynn Painter Stainers exhibition at the Mall Galleries which runs until 22nd March, and I shall be exhibiting again in May with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters in their annual exhibition (8th- 23rd May) as recipient of the Bulldog Bursary.

There is a short article on my work in the current issue (2) of Muff magazine.

I am working on several commissions, one for Jesus College at Cambridge, and also have several personal projects ongoing. One that I’m particularly excited about involves two very large (250 x 200 cm) group portraits that will be set in a late 17th century house in Stepney Green.

My website is sarahjanemoon.com and I have a facebook page here.

Many thanks Sarah Jane! 

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