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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 painted in oil on traditional linen canvas with the finest hand-made paint and materials.
Along with oil on canvas portrait painting, this site 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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Most portrait painters and portrait subjects will not outlive the paintings they create. Canvas portraits are personal works of art and heirlooms for future generations. They often last for centuries. Portrait painting is always an interpretation, but one where a small moment in life can be fixed with lasting value.

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