Brendan Kelly – Artists Talk
Brendan studied at the Slade in the early 1990’s and has since been the winner of several prestigious awards for work in BP Portrait and The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, he has two portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, one of Baroness Boothroyd and the other General Mike Jackson. Brendan’s portrait of John Bercow hangs in the Speaker’s State Room in the Palace of Westminster. Brendan worked as a war artist in Afghanistan in 2006 and this resulted in the monumental work of The Herat Room.
Brendan will give a talk about the path that took him from being a student to becoming a professional portrait painter, highlighting some difficulties and successes on the way . He will also discuss some of his working methods and how he developed some of his commissions.
This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.