GABRIELA DENNY SEGURA

Gabriela Denny Segura MA (Hons) is a classically trained painter primarily specialising in Still-life and Portraits.  She was classically trained in Florence, initially at the Cecil-Graves Studio in 1990 to 1991. In 2000 she was selected as a Queen Elizabeth Trust Scholar by the Royal Warrant Holders Association and was awarded a scholarship by the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Canada. These prestigious awards permitted her to return to Florence from 1999 to 2002 to specialise in Portraiture.

From 1995 to 1997, following a degree in Art History at the University of Edinburgh, she worked full time with John Ward CBE RA in his studio near Canterbury as his assistant and apprentice.  During 1999 and 2000, she assisted Ward and Gordon Davies with the Millennium Mural at Challock Church, near Canterbury.

Notable portrait commissions include the Rt. Rev. Crispian Hollis, Bishop of Portsmouth and Dr. Donald Rees, Warden of Hugh Stuart Hall, University of Nottingham.  Exhibitions include the Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2009; the Discerning Eye Show 2008; and the Discerning Eye Show in 2007, for which she was selected by Charles Saumarez Smith, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy.

Her work is in private collections in the UK, Spain and the USA.