A selection of portraits in oils and acrylics. A more extensive gallery can be found on my website: www.heloisetoop.com.
July Open Studios
"I see beauty in every face. Skin and eyes rich with colour and line have drawn me in every day since I was sixteen, when I realised that portraiture was the only path I would be truly happy following.
I throw myself in to any painting I'm doing with all of my focus and attention, not letting it out of my grasp until I know it is the best I can make it. My aim is to portray people as I see people: beautiful, dignified and enchanting. I enjoy the process of taking a composition from idea to canvas through the medium of paint, and I believe very deeply in keeping a traditional skill and practice alive."
Visitors are welcome at my studio in Cambridge by appointment and I will happily respond to any enquiries or questions.
Heloise Toop is a portrait painter, born and based in Cambridge, available to undertake commissions.
She works in Oils or Acrylics, on both large and small scales depending on requirements. Drawings are also available.
Passionate about portraiture, she studied at The Heatherleys School of Fine Art in Chelsea. She went on to win both the school's annual prize and the public vote for best painting in the Outsider Arts Exhibition, Cambridge. One of her paintings was also exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London while she was still a sixth form student.
She has been picked up by the national press, featuring on the front cover of The Independent, in The Guardian and the Daily Mail with her work. In addition she featured in the 2013 series 'The Great British Year' on BBC1, painting Richmond Park in a timelapse shot.
Heloise has carried out many successful commissions of children, adults, pets and professionals including television personality Brian Belo, the Lucasian Professor at DAMTP Cambridge and former Director of Madingley Hall, Dr Rebecca Lingwood.
She has exhibited widely in Cambridge and London and her paintings are in various collections around the world.