Thank you for visiting my portrait artist site. I have been painting family portraits and portraits of pets for a number of years, working from my studio in West Sussex, UK. I usually work from photographs and take on all sorts of painting commissions from family paintings, pet portraits, abstract paintings and favourite scenes and property. My art work is mostly photo-realistic but I can adapt to any style of painting. I enjoy using acrylic paints and soft pastels but also work with watercolours, graphite, coloured pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, collage and mixed media.

This site is moving to www.katetugwellportraits.com so please update your bookmarks! I hope you enjoy browsing through the artwork on this website and if you would like to see what I am currently working on and the progression of my portrait paintings through the various stages, visit my blog by clicking the blog link above or going to: http://portrait-artist-kate.blogspot.com

Contact Kate via email or call 01243 276567

Portrait Artist Kate Tugwell - Commission a Painting from a Photograph

All images are copyright 2002 to 2014 Kate Tugwell. Images must not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of the copyright holder.

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Art Workshops & Classes

Would you like to be introduced to a new creative medium, learn new techniques, or just want to draw something well?

Kate is a qualified trainer, teaching art to beginners and those with more advanced skills of all ages. She holds workshops and classes in venues around Sussex and has tutored for London Art College. She aims to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere in which to learn, try things out, create and meet new people and home-made cake is on offer too!

For details of classes in basic drawing skills, portraiture, landscapes, still-life, animals, flowers or abstracts in watercolour paints, acrylics, soft pastels or mixed media:

Click on ART CLASSES page for more info or visit Kate’s Art Classes website:


Simply brilliant! Kate is an excellent and inspirational tutor and has endless patience!

Learn new techniques, meet new friends and enjoy a few relaxing hours of being creative!

Kate can arrange for delivery of your pet or family portrait to Argyll and Bute, Bath, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Blaenau Gwent, Borders, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Cheshire, Conwy, Cornwall, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Durham, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone, Cumbria, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Dumbarton and Clydebank, Dumfries & Galloway, Dyfed, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Edinburgh, Essex, Fife, Flintshire, Glamorgan, Glasgow, Gloucestershire, Grampian, Greater Manchester, Gwent, Gwynedd, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Inverclyde, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Manchester, Middlesex, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, North West Highlands, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Renfrewshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Shropshire, Somerset, South Ayrshire, South Gloucestershire, South Lanarkshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tayside, Torfaen, Tyne & Wear, Warwickshire, West Lothian, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire