National Portrait Gallery
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 11: (L-R) Tiphany Adams, Auti Angel, Mia Schaikewitz and Angela Rockwood of the Push Girls attend the A+E hosted NCTA Chairman's Reception at the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery on June 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.
I always love coming to the National Portrait Gallery so to be here tonight for an evening to celebrate The Art Room makes it feel incredibly special. When I have been fortunate enough to join Art Room sessions, I have been overwhelmed by the transformational impact they have. Vulnerable children flourish in the safe havens that the Art Room provide.
I was delighted to be asked by the National Portrait Gallery to paint Dame Maggie Smith, not only because this was an opportunity to have a third painting in the gallery's collection, but also for the honour of trying to portray such a luminary of stage and filmMore quotes »
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