Stella ToothArtist and Educator
Artist and Educator
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As a west London-based figurative artist, I find inspiration in the capital’s performers, both on the street & in venues – and aim to capture the excitement of entertaining live. I’m Resident Artist at the Half Moon Putney, a world-renown music venue, synonymous with The Rolling Stones where some of my musician and comedian art is on its walls.
I’m a founding member of the Lots Road Group of portrait artists, who exhibit regularly on a theme. I accept portrait commissions and have portrayed well-known sitters such as the BBC’s Kate Adie, George Alagiah and John Humphrys, ITV News’ Julie Etchingham and Sky News’ Adam Boulton.
My other figurative art includes life drawing, bathers – drawing on the love that binds us all of being by the sea – and the natural world, whose animals and flowers we’ve all become more aware of during the epidemic.
A former qualified and experienced print journalist, I worked on newspapers both in the UK and in Australia. I have a BA Hons in modern languages (French and Spanish) and international studies (Politics and Economics) and worked as a senior broadcast news pr in BBC and Sky News for 20 years before retraining at Heatherleys School of Fine Art as a portrait artist, on their Continuing Studies, Diploma and Post Diploma courses.