Elizabeth Sporne paints – mostly portraits – at her studio in the Art & Vintage Quarter of Bridport, a small but vibrant market town on the Dorset coast. The studio is open to the public most Saturdays 11am-3pm.

She depicts interesting individuals, both well-known and unknown, and welcomes commissions.

Please explore the website for examples and ideas, and contact for further details.



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Current Exhibition

Dorset Art Weeks 25 May - 9 June 2024 – county-wide open studios event with more than 250 venues.
Showing in venue no.69 (see DAW guide p35) alongside Sally Davies.
See News for details including opening times

Upcoming Exhibition

19 - 21 July 2024 – group show at Eype Centre for the Arts


Past Shows 

Art@Eype – annual group show, since 2014

Dorset Art Weeks – biennial county-wide event, since 2014

Athelhampton House October-December 2022 – 'Modern Icons' solo exhibition

Canvas for the Mac November-December 2022 – online charity art auction, Preview event 3 November

Bridport Open Studios – annual event 2014-2019

Open for Art 2019 – biennial multi-venue South Dorset event



"It's almost as though he's living in the picture." – HL, East Sussex, UK

"A truly worldwide service! We are more than delighted with the result and you have captured her character even though she couldn’t attend a ‘live’ sitting." – SA, Brisbane, Australia

"Your portraits are wonderfully realistic, yet painterly." AN, Devon, UK

"Anthony was a second cousin and I keep his book displayed by my desk, with your wonderful painting reproduced on the cover. It captures the essence of Anthony more than any photo we have." – GR, New York, USA