Jon Farningham


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Portrait painter

Jonathan Farningham is an artist from Harlow and specialises in portrait paintings. He is an oil painter exploring the language of portraits.

“My work concerns remodelling the world around me in paint. My way of seeing is to respond to colour and tone and analyse the roles they play in what I observe. I believe in utilising a simple palette of primary colours and white, because what we see is a dappled set of nuances based on the simplest of colours. My intention is to always paint without prejudice, as if seeing for the first time.”

Jonathan received a 1st Class Honours Degree in Fine Art in Birmingham in 2013 and specialised in portrait painting at Heatherley's School of Fine Art in London in 2018. He has exhibited in Birmingham, London, Edinburgh and Rome.

I regularly work with clients to create commissions to celebrate special moments.
If you are interested in a commission, contact me on 07599 411695 for more info.
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Prices start from £100 and can be completed from in-person sittings or photos.

1st Class, BA Fine Art, Birmingham City University
Portrait Diploma, Heatherley's School of Fine Art

Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibitor 2020, 2019
Royal Society Portrait Painters 2020, 2019
NEAC, Mall Galleries 2020, 2018
Royal Society of British Artists 2020
ING Discerning Eye 2020, 2018