Jamie Coreth was educated at Sherborne School before continuing his education at Oxford University. He graduated in 2010 with a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology. Jamie decided to pursue a career in painting and began studying at the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA). He then continued his training in Florence, where he studied at Charles H. Cecil Studios and the Florence Academy of Art. In 2014 he graduated from the Academy where, alongside his own studies, he had been working as an Art History Lecturer and Assistant Tutor. In his final year, Jamie was awarded the ‘Best Painting of the Year’ prize.
The intensive training he has been given from the three art schools has provided him with an invaluable set of representational skills. Jamie is now based in the UK, working as a full-time artist.
In June 2016 his portrait Dad sculpting me was awarded the Young Artist Award at the BP Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery, London. The painting depicts Jamie’s father, the sculptor Mark Coreth, sculpting Jamie. The pair ‘sat’ for their respective portraits over the course of a month, both artists worked solely from life. The judges of the BP portrait award commented, “we were drawn to the timeless quality of the painting and its treatment of a father and son relationship through art”.
In 2018 Jamie’s painting Broken bodies, an arresting portrait of former army captain turned sculptor Mark Jackson, was accepted into the BP Portrait Award, reinstating Jamie’s position as one of Britain’s leading portrait artists. Two years later, his striking work Portrait of Fatima was shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award – and was also selected for the cover of the catalogue as well as much of the National Portrait Gallery’s marketing campaign.
Jamie Coreth’s skill as a portrait artist is widely admired and his work can be seen in a number of private collections throughout the world.
Main Image (above): Dad Sculpting me, Jamie Coreth.