Clae Eastgate is an established portrait painter who exhibits in London and Shropshire and hosts portraiture masterclasses at Cass Art. Noted subjects are Her Majesty the Queen, commissioned by the Kennel Club; and the Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy. In 2017, her double portrait of Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, was shortlisted for the BP Award Exhibition and was one of 3 shortlisted for the BP Travel Award at the National Portrait Gallery, which went on to tour the UK.

We filmed with Clae following her work on “Painting The Poets” a huge commission where she is painting portraits of female poets in the UK for an exhibition. The Poets include Lucy Aphramor, Mona Arshi, Emily Berry, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Gillian Clarke, Ella Duffy, Imitiaz Dharker, Carol Ann Duffy, Menna Elfyn, Salena Godden, Jen Hadfield, Sara Howe, Emma Jones, Jackie Kay, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Liz Lefroy, Lisa Luxx, Sabrina Mahfouz, Momtaza Mehri, Hollie McNish, Paula Meehan, Kim Moore, Helen Mort, Heather Phillipson, Deanna Rodger, Bethany Rose, Hannah Sullivan, Joelle Taylor, Kate Tempest, Jane Yeh.

Filmed over three days in London and Shropshire, we delivered six films in six days including an ASMR special.