The Portrait Foundation


About us.

The Portrait Foundation


Established in 2019 by world famous portrait artist Basia Hamilton, the Portrait Foundation is dedicated to unleashing the creative talent of children. This is achieved through art and, working with schools across the World. The Portrait Foundation runs extensive programs and competitions to engage children in painting.


The key program is a range of events where children are tutored to paint a portrait of their mother. Mothers are the unsung heroes of humanity, and are goddesses in their children’s eyes. To capture that key developmental stage, having children from five to sixteen years of age painting portraits of their mothers is incredibly illuminating and engaging.


The results are many different views using different media and these are then ‘judged’, with prizes awarded to encourage the children to continue their development of creativity. Prizes include art sets with paints, bicycles, tablet computers (iPads) and more.


The Portrait Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and seeks funding to award these prizes from individuals and corporations, who wish to be associated with the next generation.

If you are interested in supporting the Portrait Foundation, please email us for further information. Equally, if you are a school governor or teacher and want to engage with the Portrait Foundation’s programs, please also make contact.


Yours faithfully,

Basia Hamilton and Chris Skinner,

Co-founders of the Portrait Foundation

Basia Kaczmarowska Hamilton

Co -founder

Chris Skinner

Co -founder


HRH The Duke of Kent is a patron of the Portrait Foundation

To become a sponsor, please visit click on the link below

Marta Chrostowska

Private Art Classes with Marta Chrostowska

Private 1:1 art classes for children aged 4-12.

Please contact for a free 15 min consultation.

Who is Marta Chrostowska?

Chrostowska, Marta is an international visual artist based in London.

Her work is owned by private collectors across the UK, Poland and the USA. Due to her talent and recognition, she was awarded the Best Flame Artist Award (2019) and named the Runner Up in her recent joint exhibition (2020) dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Great Britain. Her artwork has also been featured in numerous publications such as Tydzień Polski, Integrity Magazine and Mob Journal.

Originally from Poland, Marta has grown up in an artistic family of noble origin where she was influenced by her family’s creativity and artistic atmosphere. She has been developing her art since the very beginning.

Our work

Portrait Foundation runs extensive programs and competitions to engage children in painting portraits.

Portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus

Portraits Foundation 2020

Painting Abstracts in Pastels at the Garden

Portrait of the Family 2019

Portrait Foundation in Shenzen, China 2019

Portrait of Mother 2018

Support Portrait Foundation

The Portrait Foundation
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Account number: 93523217

Get in Touch

Please help us build better world for our children.
Where to find us

Portrait Studio, 62 Stanhope Gardens, London SW7 5RF, United Kingdom

Contact us

+44 7795206050