Discover portrait paintings and contemporary works featuring people available for sale online. With work that ranges from expressive self-portraits to figure studies, our online gallery helps you to find, own and collect new art. If you’re not sure where to begin, start by exploring our Portraits of Women
and Portraits of Men
. Portraits not only show us what a person looks like, but they can also capture the soul of a person or their situation.
Cape Town and it’s people provide the contradictions and contrasts which feature in the work of urban artist Lisette Forsyth
who paints on discarded surfaces and historical newsprint in her recognisable street art
is renown for her impressionistic figural works rendered in a muted palette - which often feature lone women, whilst Chris Denovan's
expressionistic portraits focus on the beauty, confidence and strength of his characters.
ABOUT PORTRAIT PAINTING
Portraiture has been around for a very long time: once used as a genre of visual art to represent powerful families, portrait art has been integral to recording human history. Today, it's less about painting or drawing the wealthy, but about capturing the personality of the individual.