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Lamar Raine

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Portrait of a Young Girl

Portrait of a Young Girl
Portrait of a Young Boy

Portrait of a Young Boy
Portrait of a Young Boy

Portrait of a Young Boy
Portrait of a Young Boy

Portrait of a Young Boy
Portrait of a Young Girl

Portrait of a Young Girl
Portrait of a Young Boy

Portrait of a Young Boy
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Portfolio for Lamar Raine - Commissionaportrait

From a graphic design background, Lamar came to Europe in 1971 and worked in the advertising and publishing industry. When she had children, portraiture became the main focus of her art, using conte crayon for her expressive and reflective drawings. This is a type of chalk developed in the 18th century. Working from life with only a one hour sitting, she aims to capture the essence of her sitters, ideally in their own home where she will travel to make the sketches used as the basis for her finished drawing which is then produced in her London studio and delivered within one month. Her materials are all acid free, museum quality. Lamar is regularly commissioned throughout Britain, Barbados and America and her work can be viewed in several London galleries.
Education   1999- Westminster College London  
1999-1999 Lambeth College, London  
1996-1997 Saint Martinís College of Art & Design, London  
1969-1970 Atlanta College of Art at The High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia  
1968-1969 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia  
1967-1968 Stratford College, Danville, Virginia  
1961-1967 The Lovett School, Atlanta, Georgia
Selected Commissions   2006-2007 The Blair family at Number 10 Downing Street  
2004-2005 Family members of Londonís Portuguese Ambassador in their home  
2005-2006 Their Highnesses Prince Naef & Princess Fahdah AlSaud and family  
2002-2003 Family members of Londonís Russian Ambassador at the embassy
Group Exhibitions   2005 Art for Humanity, German Embassy, London  
2004 Campbells of London  
1982 to present date Dragons of Walton Street, London  
1986 Swallow Frames Gallery, London  
1985 The Clarendon Gallery, London
Artist's Statement   ĎI think it is of primary importance to make every effort to capture the essence of a person in my portraiture. It helps to arrange the sitting in oneís home as most of us are more comfortable in our own surroundings. If I succeed in this then I next try to ensure the drawing is a work that will stand the test of time and be enjoyed by many for all generations to come.í

Statement      'Before beginning a work, the drawing is discussed in depth either in person, by phone, via letter or email.  
Once the commission is to proceed, a convenient date is arranged for the sitting. There preliminary sketches will be made and some photography may be used for reference. This approach guarantees a sensitive and highly finished drawing measuring 58 x 49cm. The completed portrait is then presented in a washlined mount, hand crafted on acid free museum board with hinged backing, all in a large protective envelope.'  
The prices quoted are for standard dry media, ie charcoal, chalk, pastel, conte crayon, pencil etc. This artist does not work in sculpture or paint media.


Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Drawings   From £ 1000    $2000
  Head and Shoulders   From £ 1000    $2000
Half LengthFrom £ 1400 $2800
3/4 LengthFrom £ 1800 $3600
Double PortraitFrom £ 2000 $4000
Group PortraitFrom £ 3000 $6000
The Prices quoted are for the standard mediums of oil on canvas and bronze
(in the case of sculpture).
For other media, prices may vary, please enquire directly with us for more specific quotes.
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