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Tom Greenwood

Tom Greenwood

Tutor

Tom first came to LARA as a student in 2010, after working as an analyst in investment research. Over a four year period of both part-time and full-time study at LARA he is now working as a privately commissioned portrait painter, based in London.



"lara's greatest strength is that it teaches everything a painter needs to know, without being prescriptive about personal style or taste. technical ability should free the artist, not constrain them"

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LARA People

  • James Napier

    James Napier

    Tutor

    James Napier (Director) studied art at Central St Martin’s School of Art in London followed by a degree in Architectural Design from Kingston University.

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  • Luca Indraccolo

    Luca Indraccolo

    Alumni

    Luca Indraccolo graduated from LARA in 2010. In 2009 he moved to London to complete his student career at LARA and currently works in London and his work has been exhibited extensively.

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  • Sally Jane Fuerst

    Sally Jane Fuerst

    Alumni

    Sally Jane Fuerst graduated from LARA in 2010. Her work blurs the line between the classical and the contemporary, but painted with the skill and discipline that comes with years of atelier training.

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  • Luca Indraccolo

    Luca Indraccolo

    Tutor

    Born in Naples, Luca Indraccolo left Italy at the age of 19 to start his advertising career ending up as a creative director for Saatchi & Saatchi London.

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  • Ed Haslam

    Ed Haslam

    Alumni

    Ed Haslam spent three months studying at LARA. His paintings explore the boundaries of perceived reality, touching on the enigmatic horizon of the human disposition.

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  • Tom Greenwood

    Tom Greenwood

    Tutor

    Tom came to LARA as a student in 2010, after working as an analyst in investment research.

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  • Anastasia Pollard

    Anastasia Pollard

    Tutor

    Anastasia Pollard has been teaching at LARA since it’s conception and played an important part in LARA’s development and reputation of excellence in drawing and painting.

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  • Sofia Welch

    Sofia Welch

    Tutor

    After struggling to find the classical training she craved in a highly conceptualised educational environment, Sofia found the London Atelier of Representational Art.

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  • Radoslav Topalov

    Radoslav Topalov

    Tutor

    ​Being interested in art since an early age, Radoslav started his career as an illustrator at the age of nineteen. During that time, he studied at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, later to receive his bachelor's...

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  • Andrew Gow

    Andrew Gow

    Tutor

    Andrew Gow is a portrait painter based in London. He started his training at Williams College in Massachusetts, where he graduated Cum Laude, with Honours, winning the Peyzer Prize for painting.

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  • Olly Maughan

    Olly Maughan

    Tutor

    Inspired by the Boston School impressionism Olly continued his training under Paul Ingbretson in New Hampshire USA.

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  • Lottie Tollman

    Lottie Tollman

    Trustee

    Lottie Tollman is a Chartered Surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield with a background in International Real Estate. In addition to property, Lottie has a passion for the Arts and local community engagement.

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  • John Amphlet

    John Amphlet

    Trustee

    John held a number of Senior Management positions throughout his career in industry. Upon retirement he devoted much of his time to mentoring small businesses through the Prince's Trust and local enterprise agencies, ...

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  • Matthew McDonald

    Matthew McDonald

    Trustee

    Matthew McDonald is a chartered accountant and senior financial consultant who has worked for a number of leading global institutions including Goldman Sachs, ING Bank, Cantor Fitzgerald and Arthur Andersen.

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  • Charlie Pickard

    Charlie Pickard

    Tutor

    Interested in Figurative Art from an early age, Charlie Pickard left school knowing that he needed rigorous training in the fundamentals of art making for him to reach the level of expression he desired.

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  • Christabel Blackburn

    Christabel Blackburn

    Alumni

    Christabel Blackburn is primarily a figurative artist whose recent work goes further, to explore relationship between people and spaces. Since leaving LARA, she has shown in various exhibitions including a solo exhib...

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  • Giles Lester

    Giles Lester

    Tutor

    Giles Lester is a British painter and sculptor based in London. His work in all media revolves around direct observation of the human figure. Giles received the Talos Prize for best newcomer in The Society of Portrait...

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  • Harriet Spratt

    Harriet Spratt

    Tutor

    Art always took priority at school for Harriet. She graduated from Newcastle University with a joint BA Honours in Fine Art and History of Art. Harriet then joined the 3 year diploma in Fine Art at LARA.

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  • Helen Masacz

    Helen Masacz

    Alumni

    Helen Masacz is an established figurative painter who has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, the Saffron Gallery in Battle and at the Mall Galleries in London.

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  • Irvin Rodriguez

    Irvin Rodriguez

    Tutor

    Irvin was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. He studied illustration at Fashion Institute of Technology while attending Grand Central Academy of Art.

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  • Jason Tremlett

    Jason Tremlett

    Tutor

    Jason worked as an Actuary for 15 years before moving to Florence to train as a painter.

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  • Jean David Solon

    Jean David Solon

    Alumni

    Jean-David Solon studies regularly with LARA; taking workshops in drawing, painting and sculpture. Parallel to his figurative work he also works as a visual effects artist for the film industry

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  • Jon Gidlow

    Jon Gidlow

    Tutor

    After studying a degree in applied science, Jon realised an increasing pull toward the arts and facilitated a change in career direction by coming to LARA.

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  • Lewis Hazelwood-Horner

    Lewis Hazelwood-Horner

    Alumni

    Lewis Hazelwood-Horner finds inspiration in the art residencies he's occupied, for companies as diverse as James Smith & Sons, the umbrella makers; Holland and Holland, the gunmakers and Lobbs the bespoke boot makers.

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  • Lizet Dingemans

    Lizet Dingemans

    Alumni

    ​Lizet Dingemans grew up in Helmond, the Netherlands. After studying Art and Illustration in the Netherlands she went to Florence which gave her the inspiration to continue her art career in London as a student at the...

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  • Magdalena Kusowska

    Magdalena Kusowska

    Tutor

    Having worked in the British film industry on big budget productions such as Star Wars VII, Game of Thrones and Guardians of the Galaxy, Magdalena brings her concept art expertise to LARA.

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  • Marc Dalessio

    Marc Dalessio

    Tutor

    Marc Dalessio is a naturalistic painter who has established himself as one of the foremost plein-air painters working today

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  • Nicholas Chaundy

    Nicholas Chaundy

    Tutor

    Nicholas Chaundy is a contemporary portrait artist and figurative painter based in Bristol.

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  • Philip Borg

    Philip Borg

    Alumni

    Philip is a visual effects artist in the film industry. He has worked on many films, including "Kingsman: The Secret Service", "The Monument Men" and Tim Burton's "The Corpse Bride". His personal work focuses on vi...

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  • Robert Neil

    Robert Neil

    Alumni

    Robert Neil has exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Institute of Painters, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and the BP Portrait Prize. Since 2012, Robert has also been the President of t...

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  • Sam Kaprielov

    Sam Kaprielov

    Tutor

    Sam Kaprielov was born and grew up in the USSR. Lives in London. Regularly exhibits his work in contemporary art galleries in the UK and abroad.

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  • Sharn Whitehead

    Sharn Whitehead

    Alumni

    Sharn Whitehead graduated from LARA in 2013. In 2015 her portrait "Miss Goggins" was selected for the Judges Shortlist of the Wells Art Contemporary awards.

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  • Simon Bacon

    Simon Bacon

    Alumni

    Simon Bacon lives and works in Wivenhoe, Essex. His work is mainly abstract figurative and he mostly works in bronze. His pieces have been exhibited in several solo and group shows.

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  • Simon Watkins

    Simon Watkins

    Tutor

    Simon studied history of art at the University of York, and drawing and painting at Charles H Cecil Studios in Florence.

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  • Stephanie Kullberg

    Stephanie Kullberg

    Tutor

    Stephanie's classical training began at The Florence Academy of Art Sweden 2012 where she spend 3 years as a student. During her final year she was selected assistant teacher.

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  • Stuart Elliot

    Stuart Elliot

    Tutor

    Stuart Elliot is an artist, writer and lecturer. He is the author of "Drawing the Nude: Anatomy, Structure and Observation", published by Crowood Press.

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  • Tanvi Pathare

    Tanvi Pathare

    Tutor

    Tanvi Pathare, born in Mumbai, India, showed a growing interest in the fine arts since a very early age. She graduated with honors from the prestigious Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai where she received a Bachelors ...

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  • Teresa Oaxaca

    Teresa Oaxaca

    Tutor

    ​Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally.

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  • Thomas Lumley

    Thomas Lumley

    Tutor

    Thomas Lumley was born and grew up in Yorkshire. He studied in Florence before having his first solo show entitled ‘Gods Country’ in London in 2006.

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