Gallery & Artist Biography
Alex Tzavaras (b. 1975) is a contemporary portrait painter working in oils and charcoal. He works exclusively from life using an Alla Prima Technique to paint as truthfully and directly as possible.
Tzavaras attended Central St. Martins and Morley College before beginning a more formal artistic training at the Lavender Hill Studios, an atelier in London set up to teach traditional figurative drawing and painting. There Tzavaras was instructed by the school’s founders; artists Nick Bashall, Scott Pohlschmidt and Ann Witheridge. In 2007 he was awarded a scholarship and became the first student to be asked to teach at the school.
Having completed intensive five-year full-time training, Tzavaras became a full-time professional portrait artist in Summer 2009, staging his first solo exhibition months later at Adam Street Gallery in London. He is now based out of his studio in Dulwich, London, where he produces commissioned portraits as well as an ongoing series of works for gallery exhibitions. Please Contact us to enquire about portrait commissions.
September 2012: Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, London;
September 2011: Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, London;
May 2011: Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London;
March 2011: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London;
September 2010: More Than a Pretty Face, Mumford Fine Art, London;
May 2010:: Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London;
March 2010: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London;
November 2009:Adam Street Private Members’ Club, London.
Price List for Portrait Commissions:
Sittings available in London and also around the UK
Prices do not include frames
Head & shoulders £1750
Half length £2750
Full length £4000
Groups from £3000
Head & shoulders £950
100cm x 70cm (figurative) £1250