Artwork + Projects

Portraits And Commissions

Enquiries are welcomed for portrait commissions, hand-painted spheres or other artworks. Please use the enquiry form to find out more and discuss your ideas. A selection of previous portraits can be found below.

Impasto portrait – 100 x 70cm – Oil and acrylic on canvas
Imogen & Isabel – Oil and acrylic paint on linen – 120 x 120cm
Evie – 25 x 30cm- Oil on panel – 2018
Peter Wilson MBE – Oil on wood – 100 x 68cm
The Photoshoot- Oil and acrylic on panel- Teather & Asbury SOLD
 “Art in the age of digital reproduction” – oil & acrylic on panel – Teather & Asbury SOLD
Ana Silvera at Elm Hill – Acrylic on panel – 2009

The above painting was shortlised for the Celeste Prize, 2009
Notes on artwork: 
This is a portrait of the singer/songwriter Ana Silvera, to be used on her forthcoming album. Ana’s music immediately appealed to my interest in grandiose story telling. Described by London Time Out as “pure poetry,” her songs are inspired by everything from a starlet in war-torn Paris to a biblical and murderous Salome, an Irish choirboy and a dead poet’s wife. 

I tried to create a composition that conveys a sense of otherworldliness through the subtle distortion of perspective, yet also evokes a sense of nostaglia for European history and the English appetite for both the ironic and macabre. 

Ana Silvera at Elm Hill (detail) – Acrylic on panel – 2009 
Ana Silvera at Elm Hill (detail)- Acrylic on panel – 2009
Photo of the artist at work by Joe Lang
Peter J Stephen, Lord Provost of the City of Aberdeen 2007 – 2012
Oil on panel, 120 x 102, SOLD
“Parlour Poetry”- Acrylic on canvas – 30 x 36 inches – 2013- SOLD

Neil Powell, curator and senior academic at Norwich University of the Arts writes:

“Time is important in Teather’s work not only as marked by the process of painting, but also for the individual pieces; ‘Parlour Poetry’ dominates the show, not only because the subject stares out into the audience space of the gallery, but also because the familiar expression of the subject says implicitly ‘self-portrait’. Strangely, inexplicably, the nearest I could get in terms of an affiliated sentiment is probably Albrecht Dürer’s ‘Self-Portrait at Twenty-Eight Years Old Wearing a Coat with Fur Collar ‘, a 16th Century work, famous, or perhaps infamous, for the artist’s (quasi-messianic) intention that the work should enable him to see through time. This, of course, is not to say for one moment that Teather has the same intentions, but the work certainly emanates and elicits the same kind of feelings.”

“i-Pad” – Oil & acrylic on panel – Teather & Asbury – SOLD
Raphael – 16 x 11 inches- oil on canvas
“Esther and Gess”- Acrylic on panel- 50 x 60cm – 2013- SOLD
“Dot Reaches into the Fridge” – Oil & acrylic on panel – Teather & Asbury – SOLD
Doreen Hull – Oil on panel – SOLD
Self-portrait, (Vytlacil residency, New York, 2012)-  230 x 180cm approx-acrylic on canvas

Previous sitters include many private clients and public figures including the singer Ana Silvera, Lord Walpole and Peter Stephen (Lord Provost of Aberdeen.) The portrait develops as a collaboration between the artist and sitter, with the aim of creating an enjoyable experience and an artwork to remember. The portrait can be completed entirely from life, or with the aid of photographs taken by the artist. Sittings take place at a venue of the client’s choosing. 

If you wish to enquire about commissioning a portrait please use the “contact” page of the website. 

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