Anastasia Pollard is a portrait and figure painter and teacher based in the U.K. She studied at both the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in the USA and the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.
Her work has been included in the annual exhibitions of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and was previously included in the BP Portrait Award in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 & 2017. Pollard won The William Emlen Cresson Scholarship, Silvia & Miron M Walley Memorial Scholarship and was successful in the Linda Lee Alter Awards.
She encourages a consistent practice of painting from life with an emphasis on understanding tonality and shape construction. A member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, she has portraits in many collections internationally.