Joni Hirata Duarte, began his studies in art at Lisbon Art University (BA), and subsequently moved to London to further pursue his passion for art.

Joni completed his MA at City & Guilds London Art School in 2012 and continued to develop his career as an artist at Lavender Hill Studios.

Now he is a senior tutor at London Fine Art Studios.

He has painted nationally renowned poet David Constantine as part of the Poetry Portraits Project, exhibited at Leighton House Museum, Central School of Ballet , Dulwich Picture Gallery and more recently completed a project with Kings College.

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