Biography / Artist statement
Stella Tooth is a figurative artist and commissionable portrait artist. She creates striking original drawings and oil paintings, inspired by buskers and performers in venues, bathers and the natural world. She aims to capture the excitement of performing live and is proud to be Resident Artist the Half Moon Putney, an iconic Putney music venue known the world over, and synonymous with The Rolling Stones. Winner of the Judges’ Prize at Egypt’s first art biennale, she has exhibited at the Milan Expo, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and National Open Art exhibitions. A former print journalist and senior BBC/Sky News PR, Stella Tooth has painted some of the best-known names in UK broadcast news - including the BBC’s John Humphrys, Kate Adie and George Alagiah. Trained at The Heatherley School of Fine Art, among the few art schools in Britain that focus on portraiture and figurative painting, she is a founding member of the Lots Road Group of portraitists. Until lockdown, she ran drawing workshops at the National Portrait Gallery, V&A, Tate Britain and The Courtauld for Sketchout.