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Binny Mathews

Binny Mathews,Portrait Artist

www.binnymathews.com
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Binny was born in Dorset in 1960. She received her artistic training at Bournemouth College of Art and at Farnham School of Art (1978-80) and did a Post Graduate in Education at Brighton.  She has exhibited her paintings since 1980. Her first solo exhibition was held in 1982. During the late eighties and early nineties she was Artist in Residence at Oakham School and taught at the London College of Printing, Heatherley School of Fine Art, Kingston Polytechnic, Farnham and Glasgow Schools of Art.
In 1989 she won the Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Award for figurative painting. In 2006 was made an associate member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Binny has taken part in numerous live television and radio interviews including a series on Channel 4’s ‘The Big Breakfast’ teaching Paula Yates to paint, BBC’s ‘Star Portarits’, Radio 4’s ‘In The Psychiatrists Chair’ and Finalist – Sky’s Portrait Artist Of The Year 2022.
She has been represented annually since 1981 in numerous West End galleries including The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Mall Galleries and The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. One woman shows include: Henry Wyndham Fine Art, Cadogan Contemporary and The Chelsea Arts Club.
Her works are to be found in the collection of the American Embassy (London), The National Trust. King Charles 111, British Gas, Carpenters Hall, Seagram and others in the UK, Europe, China and the USA.
Dr. Alison Smith – Chief Curator at The National Portrait Gallery says…”I can honestly say that Binny is one of the best (portrait painters) working in Britain today”.
Binny has a studio in London and in Dorset but usually paints at her sitter’s home.