Leo’s portraits emerge from a rich dialogue with his sitter and a mutual trust. Portraits are generally painted from life in the Figuration studio in Crystal Palace, London, but if a sitting is not possible, painting from photographs can be arranged. Read more about the process here.
A portrait experience takes between three and four hours, including a preparatory charcoal drawing and a complete oil painting on canvas. The sitting includes regular breaks with tea, coffee and biscuits (or other snacks suitable to your dietary requirements).
The experience costs £400 for one sitter or £500 for a couple. This includes one charcoal study and one oil painting on canvas. The painting will be dry and ready for you to take home approximately two weeks after the sitting. Shipping can be arranged (not included in the cost). Please contact Leo directly if you have any questions or would like to book.
A portrait experience with Leo takes place at Figuration, South London. Perched atop London's highest hill, our studio is part of Cooper's Yard, a creative complex at the heart of the Crystal Palace triangle.