Freya Hoayun

I am a portrait painter based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. I have always been interested in capturing the likeness of someone be it person or animal. I am mostly self taught but I studied fine art at school where I developed my love of portraiture and oil paint. After almost 10 years working in education I decided to return to my love of painting. I am fascinated by the colours used to create skin tone and the way that lighting changes them.#

I mostly work to commission and my work can be found in private collections across the UK and Europe. My recent awards and exhibitions include: The Cambridge Invitational Contest and the Midsummer House art award, two time finalist for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman painter prize, long listed for the Jackson painting prize, Society of Women Artists annual exhibition and two time top twenty artist of the Cambridge open art exhibition.