For the past 18 months Oil painter and food/chef admirer Henrietta Graham has been following the greatest chefs in the country today with the end result being a book, provisionally titled ‘A Portrait of the Great Chefs of Britain’. So far, Henrietta has painted 15 chefs and has 34 more on board.
The book includes paintings of Raymond Blanc, Pierre Koffmann, Nathan Outlaw, Gordon Ramsey, Bruno Loubet, Michel Roux Junior and many more. Here is Henrietta’s portrait of our very own Stephen Terry from The Hardwick.
Her work is primarily : oil and egg tempera on volcanic glass and canvas.
An exhibition showing Henrietta’s work opened to the public on 23rd October and runs until 24th January. The Old Coastguard is open from 9.30am every day. Lunch is served from 12.30pm – 2.30pm and supper from 6.30pm – 9.00pm.
The Old Coastguard will showcase pictures of not only some of the very best chefs with roots in the South West, including Michael Caines, Nathan Outlaw, Jonray & Peter Sanchez, Simon Hulstone and Paul Ainsworth but also giants of the kitchen from further afield such as Albert Roux, Sat Bains and Jeremy Lee.
Looking forward to the show, Henrietta said “Recording in oil the psychology and environment of chefs is one of the most challenging and exciting projects I’ve ever attempted. I’m delighted to showcase a selection of these paintings at The Old Coastguard.”
The Old Coastguard, Mousehole, Penzance TR19 3DE