I have just received an email from the Florence Academy of Art advising me that their selection committee has unanimously approved my application, with a view to starting Art school in September 2011. They are one of the most prestigious art schools in the whole of Europe and aim to train a select group of highly skilled realist painters and Sculptors.
Here is a link to their website.
In order to fund my study for this course which is about $15,375 per year, I am offering any one who is interested the opportunity to order a painting in advance.
The idea being that they would buy a painting for approximately £600-£1000pounds, depending on the composition and size, for future delivery.
After I have finished the course and have more experience, I would paint them a portrait as previously agreed, which would be of considerably greater value than the amount paid.
If you are interested, or are able to pass this message on to someone who may be, I would be most grateful.
I have to confirm my place by the 11th February 2011 by paying a deposit, the remainder being due before september.
Attached are some examples of my latest work.
Charcoal sketches from life and a painting.