Jeffrey Pratt is a contemporary British artist who specialises in “plein-air” painting. He is considered to be one of the most distinguished British colourists of the 21st century. Pratt was born in 1940, and despite early signs of talent for art, a disapproving family background prevented him from pursuing traditional art school training. After attending a part-time foundational course at St. Martin’s School of Art, and along with huge freelance effort, he managed to successfully establish himself in the art world by 1986, with regular exhibits in America. It was only once his family had fully grown up and his business had passed onto his son Dominic though that Pratt began dedicating himself entirely to his art. He now lives as a full-time painter.