Tite Street Studio

by admin-Roy

Back in August, I spent a morning painting in the upstairs studio of the former home of John Singer Sargent in Tite Street, Chelsea. It was thanks to the kindness of artist Julian Barrow, the current owner, that we were allowed to paint in this remarkable historic setting. Other well known painters to have used these studios include James McNeill Whistler, Augustus John and Norman Hepple.

In this room in 1994 Diana Princess of Wales was painted by American artist Nelson Shanks.  Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was also painted here.  I was joined by a couple of friends, Paul Rafferty and Karl Terry, and we tried not to get paint on the furniture!  (Julian – if you are reading this – don’t worry, we didn’t)