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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.
As well as oil on canvas portrait painting, this site contains dry media portraits in pastel, red chalk and charcoal. You will also see life drawings and paintings from an art group I run in Kent.
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Most portrait painters and portrait subjects will not outlive the pictures they create. Well made canvas portraits often last for centuries as personal works of art and heirlooms for future generations. Portrait painting is always an interpretation, but it’s one that can have lasting value across time.

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