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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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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.