Victoria Hager, portrait artist Sally & Nutmeg, standard Rexes Spitfire Abyssinian x Somali Jack the Canaan Dog

"Hello and welcome!

Thank you for visiting my site and taking the time to look around. I am a portrait artist, based in Camborne, Cornwall, UK and also Cairo, Egypt. I love my hectic life, with three kids and husband (his job has taken us to Cairo), split between both countries. My painting and drawing is a wonderful stabiliser to the chaos.

I was offered my first commission at the age of about twelve. I was stunned that someone would actually pay me to do a drawing. To this day I am still amazed that people happily commission the artwork that I love to do.

I grew up in London, where I studied art at Middlesex University and then went on the Bath for a degree in Illustration. When my husband and I fell pregnant we moved to his home town of Camborne, to raise our family surrounded by beaches and bluebell woods. Now we also spend a large part of the year in Egypt, although Cornwall will always be where our family roots are.

I am constantly trying to improve my skills, both in art and other areas. In recent years I have studied anatomy & physiology, website design, HTML coding and an portrait art diploma to learn new media techniques. My latest venture is learn some Egyptian Arabic.

Several students have approached me to help with advice on coursework, coaching and future art careers. I find this very rewarding and am happy to help anyone who asks.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions, about portraits... or anything else."