Alastair Barford is artist studying portrait drawing, painting and Sculpture at Charles H Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy. Alastair is a figurative artist and feels that the traditional skills he has learnt as during his scholarship have taken his work to a new level.
Since completing his QEST scholarship Alastair has been awarded the Study Abroad Studentship from the Leverhulme Foundation. This is enabling him to spend a further two years continuing his education in Florence. He is midway through his studies
In the future Alastair hopes to support himself as a practising artist working on both portraiture commissions and personal drawing, painting and sculpture projects. He also hopes to share the skills and techniques that he has learnt during his scholarship with other aspiring painters and sculptors.