In general, portrait painters and / or their sitters, rarely get to outlive the portraits they produce.
Suitably looked after, well made portraits will last for centuries. They are personal works of art and heirlooms for future generations. The task for the portrait painter is to try and imbue one moment in time 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.