ACCLAIMED artist Daniel Yeomans, who lives near Montgomery, is to host an exhibition of portraits at Ludlow this weekend.

Entitled 'The Unlikely Sitters', the exhibition takes place at The Old Downton Lodge in Ludlow this Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6.

Daniel has created portraits of people connected to him through his life and who would not normally sit for a portrait.

The sitters will be attending the exhibition, along with Daniel, where guests can meet and talk to them.

“Each portrait comes with some snippet details of the relationship between me and the sitter,” said Daniel. “In these cases friendships already exist, but sitting for a portrait adds a new dynamic where we share a few days in the studio, instead of the usual social environment typical to that relationship,” he says.

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Born in Bedford in 1986, Daniel doodled his way through childhood, living just below the Malvern Hills. A fascination for travel impelled a move to the Swiss Alps aged 20, where he remained for five years, until eventually deciding to pursue a career as an artist.

Studying at the renowned Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, he trained in painting from life, using a technique known as ‘sight-size’ favoured by many of the masters such as Velasquez and Van Dyck.

In his second year Daniel received a scholarship and spent another year studying as a teacher/studio assistant. Since then, accepting commissions all over has expanded Daniel’s following and his works now hang in private, and public collections throughout Europe, Asia and America.

To book a place at the private viewing this Saturday, October 5, email, and to follow Daniel on his painting adventures you can follow his blog.

He also writes ‘The Easel Editorial’ a newsletter for creative people and collectors alike. If you want to get inspired you can sign up for this through his homepage