Spotlight of the Month
Law & Art presents art made by lawyers from around the world, and turns the spotlight on one new lawyer artist each month. As 2023 begins, discover the detailed work of Selina Pope, corporate lawyer at Freshfields by day, and portrait artist by night.
Selina Pope grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland, and is currently a corporate lawyer based in London. In her spare time, Selina is a portrait artist, creating works mainly in oil paints and graphite, which she particularly enjoys due to their versatility and ability to achieve lifelike results. She is influenced by traditional ‘old master’ techniques such as the use of the limited palette, i.e., limiting the colours used to the bare essentials in order to have more control over the colour mixing process. Selina is mainly self-taught but completed short courses at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the London Art Academy and the Charles H. Cecil Studios.
Selina’s work has been exhibited throughout the UK e.g. at the Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition (2021); the Royal Scottish Academy annual exhibition (2021) and was selected to be part of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (2021) – the UK’s pre-eminent annual open exhibition for drawing. Most recently, her work was shown at the Royal Overseas League, London, as part of the Royal Society of British Artists’ annual ‘Rising Stars’ exhibition, which seeks to provide a platform for young, emerging artists.