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Martin Wells Portrait Painter

I am a portrait painter based in Sevenoaks, Kent, painting commissioned portraits for a range of clients in the UK and overseas. My studio is 30 minutes from central London.
The portraits are in oil and painted on traditional linen canvas using the finest hand-made paint and materials.
In addition to portrait painting in oil, this site also contains dry media portraits in pastel, red chalk and charcoal, as well as life drawings and paintings from a drawing group I run in Kent.
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As a portrait painter I try to make work of lasting value, because, in general, neither portrait painters nor their sitters ever last as long as the portraits themselves.

A well made portrait is therefore both a privately commissioned piece of fine art and a personal heirloom for future generations.

These portraits, painted in my Kent studio just outside London, are all made with time-served painting techniques extensively derived from traditional practice.