Lamar Raine Artist Profile
From a graphic design background, Lamar Raine came to Europe in 1971 and worked in the advertising and publishing industry. When she had children, portraiture became the main focus of her art, using conté crayon for her expressive and reflective drawings. This is a type of chalk developed in the 18th century. Although a specialist in children’s portraiture, any age is considered.

Working from life with only a one hour sitting she aims to capture the essence of her sitters, ideally in their own home where she will travel to make the preliminary sketches and photographs. Destinations outside the M25 around London add a 'Travel Expense' to the total fees. The sketches are like important notes, with the photographs for reference only, and are then used as the basis for her finished drawing, which is then produced in her London studio and delivered within one month. Her materials are all acid free, museum quality. Lamar is regularly commissioned throughout Britain, Barbados and America and her work can be viewed in several London galleries.

Selected Commissions

2016 - The family of Christian and Emily Candy
2015 - The family of ……….  James and Charlotte Lee-Steere
2015 - The family of Countess Anna-Maria Pilati
2014 - The Hon Christopher Sharples (as Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron) and Gaynor Sharples
2014 - The family of Count & Countess t'Kint de Roodenbeke - Belgium
2012 - 2014 - The family of Countess Stefania Calice
2013 - The family of Manoëlle & Corentin du Roy de Blicquy
2012 - 2013 The Esreb and Mohamed Al-Fayed family
2011 - Grandchildren of Lady Fitzwalter, sister to the late politician, army officer & journalist, Bill Deedes  
2011 - Lord and Lady Renwick family
2010 - Bonham family
2008 - 2009 Swarovski-Adams family
2006 - 2007 The Blair Family at Number 10 Downing Street
2004 - 2005 Family members of London’s Portuguese Ambassador in their home.
2005 - 2006 Their Highnesses Prince Naef & Princess Fahdah AlSaud and family
2002 - 2003 Family members of London’s Russian Ambassador at the embassy

Education

1999 - Westminster College, London
1998 - 1999 Lambeth College, London
1996 - 1997 Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London
1969 - 1970 Atlanta College of Art at The High Museum
1968 - 1969 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
1967 - 1968 Stratford College, Danville, Virginia
1961 - 1967 The Lovett School, Atlanta Ga.

Group Exhibitions

2016 - Gallery of Just Good Frames, East Twickenham
2015 - Harrods of Knightsbridge on the 4th floor 'Dragons of Walton Street at Harrods’
2014 - Dragons of Walton Street London SW3
2011 - Campbells of London SW7
2008 - 2009 The Sugar Collection, St. James Barbados
2005 - Art for Humanity, German Embassy, London
2004 - Campbells of London
1982 - to present: Dragons of Walton Street, London
1986 - Swallow Frames Gallery, London
1985 - The Clarendon Gallery, London
2015 Harrods of Knightsbridge on the 4th floor 'Dragons of Walton Street at Harrods’