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Laura Quinn - Self Portrait

I am a UK artist specialising in oil portraits of people and animals.

I have degrees in both Mathematics and Scientific & Natural History Illustration. My work has been displayed in a number of exhibitions, including the Society of Wildlife Artists’ Annual Show and the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year.

In 2014 I reached the grand final of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year and had two of my paintings displayed in the National Portrait Gallery, London. As well as painting portraits of Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Dawkins, Reverend Sally Hitchiner and Ashley Jensen, I was commissioned by the Royal College of Music to paint Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and her portrait now hangs in the Britten Theatre.

exhibitions

2017 Wigan Arts Festival, Old Courts, Wigan

2017 Artists & Illustrators Artists of the Year, Mall Galleries, London

2016 Artists & Illustrators Artists of the Year, Mall Galleries, London

2016 Face Value, Collyer Bristow, London

2016 DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London

2016 St Helens Open Art, World of Glass, St Helens

2015 Wildlife Art Exhibition, Mandala Gallery, Singapore

2015 St Helens Open Art, World of Glass, St Helens

2014 Portrait Artist of the Year Finalists, National Portrait Gallery, London

2013 National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, Gordale, Wirral

2013 St Helens Open Art, World of Glass, St Helens

2012 National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, Gordale, Wirral

2012 St Helens Open Art, World of Glass, St Helens

2011 National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, Gordale, Wirral

2010 National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, Gordale, Wirral

2009 Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, London

2009 National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, Gordale, Wirral

2009 Marks of Nature, 5 Blenheim Crescent Gallery, London

awards & features

2016 A&I Artists of the Year Art Academy Award

2016 St Helens Open Art Best Portrait Award

2015 Mandala Wildlife Art Exhibition Best Artist Award

2015 St Helens Open Art First Prize

2014 Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Finalist

2013 BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Finalist

2010 BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Finalist

publications

2015 How to Paint a Portrait

2014 A Little Book of Portraits: Beyond the Canvas