Archie Wardlaw was born in London. Having first studied Classics and Philosophy with Mandarin at the University of Exeter, he trained for five years in the Classical Atelier method at London Fine Art Studios in South London and has taught at the school for the past two years whilst undertaking commissions from his studio in Battersea.
As well as completing private commissions, Archie has shown work at a Saatchi Gallery exhibition at the Hyatt Regency, London and at ‘Poets in the City’ events with his portrait of the poet Imtiaz Dharker. More recently, he was invited for a second year to do a live portrait painting demonstration at the Affordable Art Fair and at Dulwhich Picture Gallery. In 2019, Archie was a finalist on Sky Por-trait artist of the Year.