I work as a portrait artist completing a small number of portraits annually to commission. I work with acrylic paint, painting on cotton or linen canvas. The scale of my work is usually small, approximately 30cm x 30cm. The scale is influenced by my painting technique, which is very considered, as I build layer upon layer of paint to give a rich, glazed appearance to my work.

Two recent portraits 'Mother and Child' and 'Happy 95th Mr Johnson' have been selected for the 2018 Jacksons Open Painting Prize long list (

I hope you enjoy my site and if you have any questions or comments or if you would like to commission a portrait, please email.

Many thanks for your interest,

Adele Chapman