Nicholas Beer was senior instructor at the Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, between 1994 and 2014. He founded the Sarum Studio in Salisbury in 1994, which became a full-time school of fine art in 2014. Nick has exhibited extensively, while commissions and teaching ensure regular visits throughout Europe every year.
Nick’s book, ‘On Sight-size Portraiture’ is available from bookshops and online. In addition to comprehensively covering all that is taught at the school, it contains sections on the history of sight-size portraiture, aesthetic philosophy, an analysis of unfinished portraits from Van Dyck to Sargent, and two historical treatises on portrait practice.