Just reached the half way stage!

I have just been reminded that it has been a while since I last published a blog!  Where has the time gone?!

Well, alongside a busy term of teaching and a series of trips over the summer I have been busy in the studio and today finished the 25th portrait in my series of 50.

Here is a quick view of the latest faces…


Here’s Hilary. Love her or loathe her she is the best chance America has of keeping Donald Trump out of the Oval Office.  Just as I thought this was going to be the next political highlight we were rocked at home in the UK by the Referendum result.  Suddenly the Britain we knew had decided to change its relationship to the world and our PM had resigned.

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Caversham art trail and latest portraits…

News from the studio in May
Sarah Seymour demonstrating portrait painting at the Caversham Arts Trail
Sarah Seymour starting of Liz Hodgkin’s portrait as part of her painting demonstration for the Caversham Arts Trail (photo credit Anna Lambert – thanks Anna!)


Well the Caversham art trail is now over and the studio is just about back to normal after a hectic couple of weeks.  I must say it was enjoyable meeting visitors and talking about my work and that of the other artists taking part.

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50 faces in 52 weeks

Portrait of Malala by Caversham Commissioning Artist Sarah Seymour


Well done to anyone on the blogging challenge who found this week’s blog!  Last week was my first attempt – a short story, which a few people read and commented on (thank you!) It was deliberately different to my usual posts because it was for 29th February, the ‘extra’ day and a chance to experiment with being someone different.


The next day was March 1st and my 50th birthday.  The official launch date of my fifty faces challenge. Of course, I had not been able to contain my excitement about this so I have already started painting them but this is my chance to be ‘Queen’ and have an official and unofficial birthday (or several).

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Coming Soon – Fifty Faces

To celebrate my 50th birthday in March I will be starting a challenge to do 50 portraits over the course of the year. I am not sure quite where this will take me but I think it will evolve into a mixture of faces seen in the mainstream media and out of it. I will be looking for variety in features and life stories and hoping to learn a bit about techniques of portraiture on the journey. Watch this space for the unveiling as it goes and count with me as I aim for my target over the next twelve months.

If you would like to participate in the project as a model please contact me!

Christmas Gala on 6th December 2015

Caversham artists and friends will be holding a  Christmas Gala on the 6th of December 2pm-6.30pm at St Andrews Hall, Albert Road, Caversham, RG4 7AW.

You will be able to buy local and handmade arts and crafts for those precious Christmas gifts with refreshments in aid of The Ways and Means Trust.

I will be selling paintings and Christmas cards and taking orders for gift commissions.

Hope to see you there!

Caversham Artists and Friends Christmas Gala 6th December 2015
Caversham Artists and Friends Christmas Gala 6th December 2015