BARCLAY, Georgina

1978 - ?

Georgina Barclay

Georgina Anne Barclay was born in 1978, daughter of James Christopher Barclay, O.B.E., and his wife Roleen Ann Forbes, daughter of Lt.-Col. Walter Arthur Hastings Forbes, who married at Chelsea, London in 1974, with Georgina being brought up in Waldringfield near Woodbridge in Suffolk. After completing a foundation year in Fine Art at Newcastle University, Georgina spent three years at the Charles Cecil Studios, at Atelier in Florence. It was in Italy that Georgina fell in love with classical portraiture. She trained in the method and style of the Renaissance Masters and studied sight size techniques of drawing, painting, and sculpting from life. Her work has evolved to combine these disciplines with a contemporary freedom of brushwork and colour. Georgina has completed many commissions, including for the then HRH The Prince of Wales, now King Charles III, for The Black Watch and a portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II in her Jubilee Year for The Ascot Rehabilitation Hospital. Having spent 18 years working in London from her Chelsea studio, Georgina moved back to Suffolk and is working on portraits, landscape and still life in her studio in Waldringfield but retains her Chelsea studio. Her work has been shown at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries and she has had various solo exhibitions in London and further afield. In 2019, together with Henny Palmer-Tomkinson, founded artEast.

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