Face to face: Kate Adie meets her portrait

Stella Tooth and Kate Adie holding the portrait

Kate Adie’s unscripted reporting from the scene of the London Iranian Embassy siege in 1980, crouched behind a car door as the SAS stormed the embassy, strengthened artist Stella Tooth's resolve to become a journalist, which she did the following year. Later, as a news publicist, first at the BBC then at Sky News, Tooth (pictured left) had a front row seat on history as it unfolded, through publicising the reports of correspondents. Now, she is gaining recognition for her work as a figurative artist, linking her past and present careers by painting a series of portraits of broadcast news journalists, including John Humphrys and George Alagiah. See her work at www.stellatooth.co.uk

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