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There is something in the human spirit that will survive and prevail, there is a tiny and brilliant light burning in the heart of man that will not go out no matter how dark the world becomes.

Leo Tolstoy

Picture if you will, dear reader, the most beautiful home you can imagine. See the delicate shafts of sunlight spill through the majestic windows. Imagine hanging on each wall beautiful portrait paintings of your beloved ancestors; their noble expressions preserved forever, gazing down upon you with pride and approval. 

Now imagine your great grandchildren wandering the halls, regaling each other with stories of their forebears as they admire each portrait. As they look upon your portrait, will they rehearse the tales of the one who built the empire which they enjoy, and the adventures you had in doing so?

This is what it means to establish a legacy. This is what it means to be immortal.

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A Time Machine with a Window to the Soul

Through the skilled strokes of a painter's brush, a portrait can convey the very soul of its subject. It can encapsulate their triumphs and struggles, their virtues and vices, and all that makes them unique. A portrait is more than just a likeness. It is a window into the individual's character, and a representation of their legacy. Indeed, it can be the very vehicle which carries that legacy into the future for centuries to come.

Whether you wish to commemorate a special achievement of your own, or immortalise those of your beloved spouse or parent; to honour a valued colleague or partner; or to obtain immeasurable goodwill by honouring an important client with an extraordinarily unique gift - a painted portrait will do all of these things and more.

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When I was acknowledged by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, I thought that I had "arrived". When my brand Maurice Sedwell was named in Mike Skinner's title track 'The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living', I thought that I had "arrived". But it was only when Cameron John Robbins perfected my portrait, I realised that I was still "on my way".

Andrew Ramroop OBE CMTT

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The painting Cameron John Robbins did of me as an Admiral in full dress uniform, while I was serving as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, standing by the sea, is, in a word, perfect. It captured my deep feeling for the world's oceans, the uncertainty and storms of the global security challenges with which I wrestled, but also the thoughtful, measured approach I have always tried to embody.

Today, it hangs prominently in my home and when visitors see it, they always remark on the color and clarity of the brushstrokes, the real artistic feeling that went into it, and -- above all -- the way in which it captures my relationship with a restless, eternal sea.

James Stavridis PHD

Admiral, US Navy (Retired)

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WHY ARE THE OLD MASTERS STILL REVERED?

Modern portraits have lost much of the drama seen in those of the old masters. Their work conveyed so much power, authority and majesty, that even the children they painted seemed indomitable. The Gentleman Artist carries on that tradition into the 21st century. He is ready to depict you or one you love as equal with the kings and queens of old.

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Become An Affiliate

For anyone who may wish to refer my services to those who would most appreciate them, I would like to offer an expression of gratitude. I will happily give a 15% commission to anyone who makes a referral which results in a new portrait commission for me. So that they can be properly attributed, such referrals must be made in the form of an introduction, whether that be through a three-way email, direct message, video call, or in person.

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