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Isolation Portraits

Isolation | Mike Stiff

Thursday 2 July 2020

Our collective  lockdown  experience is perhaps, and hopefully, something we won’t experience again. In some ways it felt like being a participant in a social experiment, but at another level it gave us time to reflect on our “self”.

At the suggestion of Jonathan Ellis-Miller who was coincidentally having his portrait painted, we thought we would ask members to send us images of themselves on the proviso they were drawn or painted.

Below is what you, the membership submitted during this period of lockdown.

In the words of Oscar Wilde: "Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter".


*click on any of portraits to have have a closer look!

Robert Adam

Bubbles of Solitude, Jinita Batavia (Procreate app, iPad)

Simon Beames

Lynne Bryant

James Burland

Chris Dyson

Jonathan Ellis-Miller by Robert Evans, Evans Vettori

John Lyall

Eva MacNamara

Peter Murray

Hugh Petter (biro, scrap paper)

Oliver Richards

'I can't breath', Narinder Sagoo (Procreate app, iPad)

Michael Squire

Mike Stiff

Terry Trickett

Sir John Tusa

Father and Daughter in Isolation by Jo van Heyningen

Keith Williams