Aldo Balding is a British painter now living in the south of France. He paints portraits and genre scenes, both of which often contain narrative elements — suggesting a story to which we are only privy to a moment, leaving the rest to our imagination.
His lighting is also often theatrically dramatic, pulling your eye invariably to where Balding wants it. This is emphasized by his subtle and restrained use of color.
A portrait artist as well as a gallery artist, his website is divided into portraits and other paintings. The portraits usually feature a bit of context for the sitter — a suggestion of their life and character.