Amy Florence

Amy Florence 

Amy is a London born artist working out of her studio in Florence, Italy.

Amy trained at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence where she went on to teach the advanced painting and drawing programs for 5 years. She set up Studio Donatello in November 2014, her private studio that offers short courses and private tuition.

Amy Florence now divides her time between painting and commissions.

Exhibited with the Royal portrait society at the Mall Galleries. 2014

Alpine Fellowship winner, Switzerland. 2013

Resident artist at Borgo Santo Pietro. 2017

Exhibited with Art Below, Stations of the Cross, alongside Francis Bacon 2018

4 solo exhibitions :

 Palazzo Tornabuoni. Florence 2014

 The Modern Pantry. London 2015

The View Gallery. London 2017

Turkus Villa, Strada in Chianti. 2018

 Palazzo Tornabuoni. Florence 2018




Amy is a master of the sight-size technique.

A technique that teaches your eye to objectively observe, rather than to just subjectively receive.

This means that all of Amy's work has all the emotion and realism of the subject whilst maintaining the strokes that define each piece as a painting.

Amy paints sight-size portraiture, whereby the sitter is observed at a distance alongside the canvas. It is  as a form of impressionism. Painting is poetry to Amy, an eloquent description of the subject, expressed through considered and deliberate brush-strokes. To pose for a portrait is an experience for both the subject and artist, and is incomparable to painting from a photograph. 

All work featured on this site is available for purchase. 


Amy accepts 10 private commissions per year.  These commissions are for portraiture, still life or landscape.

Amy paints quickly and expressively. The minimum sitting time for a portrait is one hour, longer for larger pieces.

Amy has been resident and will also consider artist in residencies across the globe.

Please get in touch to discuss further.