Between 1992 and 2014 Nicholas Beer (BA. Fine Art and Art History) was senior instructor and artist-in residence at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence. He founded the Sarum Studio in Salisbury UK in 1995; in 2014 it became a full-time atelier. Nick continues to teach the two-week portraiture course at the Charles H. Cecil Studios each September.
Nick has exhibited widely (including at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters), and commissions have taken him to Europe and the United States. In 2015 Nick was invited to lecture on Sargent, and host a Sight-size workshop at the National Portrait Gallery in London. His book ‘Sight-size Portraiture’ was published in 2010.
New Book Now Available
A revised and expanded edition of Nick’s book “On Sight-size Portraiture” is now available to order. Published by The Crowood Press Ltd, the book includes a new section on unfinished portraits and studies, as well as expanded chapters on materials and technical process.