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Travis Seymour

Travis Seymour

Tutor

Travis Seymour is an American still-life and figural artist based in London. He graduated with Bachelors Degrees in both Studio Art and Art History from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He sub- sequently studied in Florence Italy from 2002-2007 where he continued his studies in classical drawing and painting. Since then he has been teaching and working on portrait commissions as well as exhibiting his work in galleries in New York, North Carolina, Texas, London and Washington D.C.



"Sight-size is like learning to drive. It's feels very mechanical to start with. Then it becomes second nature...fluid."

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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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  • Travis Seymour

    Travis Seymour

    Tutor

    Travis Seymour is an American still-life and figural artist based in London. He graduated with Bachelors Degrees in both Studio Art and Art History from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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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. After four years of part and full-time study at LARA he now works as a privately commissioned portrait painter, based in London.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ione Hunter Gordon

    Ione Hunter Gordon

    Tutor

    Ione moved to Florence at the age of 18. There she studied and taught traditional methods of fine art drawing and painting. She moved back to the UK in 2015 where she now lives and continues to paint. Her work has ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. He also won the Prince of Wales Drawing School Prize at the Royal So...

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