CHARLES PRYOR Born in 1971 and raised all over England, I briefly attended Camberwell after Eton and started painting portraits around 20 years ago. My work is decidedly English, with influences in style and palette from Auerbach, Freud and Hitchens amongst others. I work from photographs which I usually take at my client's home, and take around a month to complete a commission. I have a process which has evolved over time, and consider myself as much a craftsman as an artist. I am equally passionate about photography and painting, and consider the portrait photograph to be an important starting point for any subsequent work.