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.

Her focus is always the face, without distraction – as, while achieving a convincing likeness of the subject is a must, her deeper aim is to get behind the persona to reveal the person. 

"There's no such thing as a boring face."



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Upcoming exhibitions 

Athelhampton House 8 October - 19 November 2022 – solo exhibition



"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, Australia

"Your studio is incredible and I loved the energy of it." – AM, Dorset

"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