During the Artweeks Jeffery will be working in his studio. He will be demonstrating egg tempera painting and he will also be working in oils on a full size copy of the famous (or infamous) Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci - the most expensive painting in the world.
He will be working in his studio and there will be work for sale on display on the ground floor of the cottage.
The studio will be open to visitors, as long as covid rules allow of course, as part of the Watlington Art Weeks. You are most welcome to visit and if you wish to ring before to book a time please do. Access will be limited to maintain social distance rules as the cottage it not large, so you may be asked to wait. The premises will be well ventilated and you will be asked to respect any current covid rules like keeping social distance, wearing a mask and using the hand sanitiser provided.
If you would like to see the work on show but do not wish to come to the studio then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a dropbox link to a slide show.
The studio will be open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th, Wednesday 19th, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May and from 2pm to 8pm on Friday 21st May.
Jeffery Courtney was trained at the Royal Academy Schools, London. Since then he has been a professional artist working mostly in the figurative tradition. He also gives lectures on art and teaches painting. He has made an extensive study of painting techniques, particularly of the Old Masters. He has been commissioned to copy works by Botticelli, Leonardo and Rembrandt among others; producing amazingly accurate copies. Painting mainly in oils he also loves using egg tempera and acrylics and boun fresco. (He worked on the huge fresco cycle at Waterperry House, Oxfordshire.)
As well as portraits, Jeffery paints landscapes and still life. He also enjoys producing works based on philosophic and religious concepts. In all his work Jeffery tries to capture the underlying stillness and presence of things. Recently he has been working on some more abstract paintings after being commissioned to make a painting inspired by the words 'Be Still and Know That I am God'.
His works can be seen in the Marylebone Gallery in London and the Roux & Cyr Gallery in the USA. He has work in numerous private collections around the world.