Louise Riley-Smith has specialised in portrait painting for over twenty years. She has trained with numerous professional artists including James Horton and Thomas Newbolt and briefly at The Slade, in Florence and in St. Petersburg with Oleg Eremeev, former President of the St Petersburg Academy of Arts.
Louise's sensitive and illuminating portraits have been commissioned by members of the diplomatic and civil services, clergy, lawyers, senior academics, decorated military personnel, businessmen, landowners and their families – and more. She has been selected by the prestigious Royal Society of Portrait Painters and exhibited at the Mall Galleries. In addition, she has been selected for The Discerning Eye and shortlisted for the Garrick/Milne Prize and the Royal Society of Oil Painters. Her perceptive and insightful portraits explore subtle nuances of expression and personality, while capturing the true likeness of each individual sitter. She is one of the most sought-after British portraitists today.