Benjamin Britten

I have produced commissioned portraits of certain musicians, composers and critics, including :

Lord and Lady Menuhin

Sir Michael Tippett

Elizabeth Schwarzkopf and Walter Legge

Alfred Brendl

Leonard Bernstein

Mstislav Rostropovich

Sir Edward Heath

Sir Andrjez Panufnik

Sir Georg Solti

Edward Greenfield

 

Edward Greenfield, who for many years was the chief music critic of The Guardian, became a prominent patron of mine, and has a collection of 13 of my paintings in his London home.

 

Portraits outside the musical world have included those of the Vice Chancellor of Roehampton University and the retiring Chair of Governors of the University of Northampton as well as a group portrait for a former Head of HTV to celebrate her 80th birthday.

 

I also have a number of private collections in Carmarthenshire.

 

Exhibitions of my work have included solo and group shows at:

Royal Festival Hall, London

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Richmond Gallery, Cork Street, London

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

Stables Gallery, Twickenham

 

I also have work on permanent display in public venues, including:

St David's Hall, Cardiff - large Igor Stravinsky painting

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool - 2 large paintings of Serge Rachmaninov and Sir Charles Groves, together with 3 paintings of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal College of Music, London - painting of Benjamin Britten

Art Workers' Guild, London - painting of Edward Greenfield

 

 

Jeffrey Spedding September 2012