Summer Evening#Event 3: 19 August 2021

Vermeer - what magic ingredient makes his work stand out?

Speaker: Jeffery Courtney, Artist

Artist Jeffery Courtney will compare Vermeer’s paintings with some of his contemporaries, explore beyond their technically brilliant surface appearance and seek to uncover what lies deeper.


Jeffery Courtney trained at Hornsey College of Art and then a Post Graduate at the Royal Academy in London. Since then he has worked full time as a professional artist working entirely in the figurative tradition. A meticulous craftsman, he has made an extensive study of painting techniques, in particular the methods of the Old Masters. Jeffery has been commissioned to paint copies of work by Rembrandt, Leonardo, Botticelli & Piero della Francesca, making amazingly accurate copies. This skill and craftsmanship shows up in his beautifully detailed still life paintings whilst his love of light and water are reflected in his landscapes.

Jeffery has had many one-man shows and he has exhibited at the Royal Academy, Mall Galleries, New Grafton Gallery & Patterson Galleries in London, and at the prestigious annual Art in Action Festival in Oxfordshire. He has many works in private collections.