Portrait for the Senate Hall, New College, Edinburgh

When portrait commissions go swimmingly I think seriously about seeking them more actively. This recent one of Dr Ruth Page was a case in point, with the composition suggesting itself almost immediately, and the sitter being generous enough to sit for the duration of the process – roughly ten sittings.

 

I’m extremely grateful to those who put the commission my way, and to Dr Page for being such a patient and hospitable subject.

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From a distance there’s perhaps a somewhat forbidding air, but the humour and friendliness becomes apparent on closer acquaintance. Ruth was President of New College 1996 – ’99; the first woman to hold the position. She’s particularly noted for her scholarly works on ecology and the natural world, explored from a theological perspective.

 

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One Response to Portrait for the Senate Hall, New College, Edinburgh

  1. Andrew says:

    Hey Ewan, Love the portrait! A superb capture of the light streaming in!
    Well done and carry on!
    ATB
    A

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