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.
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.
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.”
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.