Isobel Peachey


Born in Ribble Valley, Lancashire in 1979, Isobel Peachey is known for her portraiture. Peachey studied at Chelsea College of Art followed by Wimbledon School of Art, graduating in 2001. Peachey has since exhibited her work extensively throughout London at the Mall Galleries, the National Portrait Gallery, Hogarth's House and Piano Nobile Gallery. The youngest woman to have ever painted a portrait of the Queen, Peachey was commissioned to paint the monarch by Cunard shipping company in 2010. Peachey has since been commissioned to paint Princess Anne. Peachey was the winner of the BP Portrait Award's travel award and received a travel scholarship to paint Medieval and Napoleonic re-enactment events in Switzerland and Belgium. Peachey's self-portrait, Isobel (2014) was acquired by Ruth Borchard Collection in 2015

Peachey's approach to portraiture is largely self-taught. Peachey is especially inspired by the portrait painting of Van Dyck and Sargent. Isobel captures the artist in oil on board, her pale skin luminous against an earthy background.