Jennifer Louise Martin

It is not the accuracy of Jennifer Louise Martin’s portrait paintings that make them remarkable, but her ability to evoke the personality and the mood of her subjects. Recently discovered by the model and writer Laura Bailey on Instagram, Jennifer was commissioned to do a series of thirty paintings of famous people, including Sophia Loren, Britt Eckland, Claudia Schiffer and Erin O’Connor. In her eleven-year … Continue reading Jennifer Louise Martin

Arthur Rackham, the Primrose Hill illustrator

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, the well-known illustrator Arthur Rackham was born in London. Throughout his life he illustrated more than 65 books, including Shakespeare, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Dickens. Many of his most celebrated illustrations were done at a time when Rackham lived in Primrose Hill Studios off Fitzroy Road. Primrose Hill Studios were built in 1877-82 as artists’ studio … Continue reading Arthur Rackham, the Primrose Hill illustrator