Adele Wagstaff, was born in Yorkshire taking her Foundation Diploma at Doncaster College of Art. She then gained her BA(Hons) Fine Art Painting at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne before moving to London for two years Postgraduate Study at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London where her tutors were Norman Norris and Euan Uglow. She gained a PGCE(PCET) from the University of Greenwich in 2003. Adele was artist in residence at Leighton Park School 1993-4 and she teaches at the Slade School of Fine Art, Putney School of Art and West Dean College.
Since being shortlisted for the BP Travel Award in 2006 Adele has been making regular visits to Luxor, Egypt where she has been continuing to work on a series of portraits within a small community on the edge of the town. This group of portraits have been exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions.
Her first book ‘Still Life Painting in Oils’ was published by The Crowood Press in 2012 and her next book ‘Painting the Nude in Oils’, also for The Crowood Press was published early in 2015.
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries London
Russell Gallery, Putney London
‘Fifty Children Fifty Artists’ Shoreditch Town Hall London
Through My Eyes Gibberd Gallery
Portrait Painters Today, St. Paul’s London