Welcome to my portfolio for oil and digital portraits

I’m a portrait artist based in Cardiff, South Wales, UK producing oil portraits and digital illustration. I first became enthralled by portraiture on a school trip to The National Gallery in London aged 12. Those enigmatic faces staring out at me held my gaze for what seemed like hours. They still do. I get up far too close to paintings in galleries, scrutinising the strokes and techniques, my nose almost touching the paint. I’m surprised I don’t set off the alarms!

The human face mesmerises me and I’ll catch myself staring at people’s faces when they are talking to me. I become distracted by how the light is catching their philtrum or the reflection in their iris or how the pigment of the skin changes when it gets thinner around the eye. I hope I don’t make people too uncomfortable when I do this… I’m listening to what they are saying, honest!

My clients have included historical re-enactors, hotel proprietors, judges, QC’s, actors and also the BBC who commissioned me to paint the portrait of Sophia Myles as Madame de Pompadour for Doctor Who.

Whether you’re looking for a film or theatre prop, pub sign, illustration for a publication, gift for a wedding, Christmas, anniversary, birthday, retirement or you’re just here out of curiosity, browse through the galleries and feel free to leave any comments about what you see. Even if you don’t want to commission a portrait… your feedback is invaluable. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want a quote or for any other enquiries.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

All images you see are copyright and must not be used without permission. Copyright © 2019 Amanda Clegg.


  1. October 19, 2018 by Julia rees Reply

    Hi Amanda
    It’s my partners 60th on the 31st Dec & I’m looking for something for him. What sort of cost would it be.
    Kind regards

    • October 20, 2018 by Amanda Reply

      Hi Jules,

      I just sent you an email. Hope to chat further with you soon 😀

  2. November 29, 2017 by Nick Worsley Reply

    Amanda, I received the piece you did for me for my father’s 70th and it is brilliant. Thank you very much. He’ll be getting it in two weeks at his party so I’ll let you know his reaction!

    Nick Worsley

    • December 18, 2017 by Amanda Reply

      Thank you Nick. I look forward to hearing what his response is. Merry Christmas 🙂

  3. June 25, 2017 by Paul Reply

    Great looking site and really like your work.

  4. June 18, 2017 by Jayne pye Reply

    How long does it take you
    To do a vanity fair type caricature please

    • June 25, 2017 by Amanda Reply

      Hi Jayne,

      Thank you for your enquiry. Once I have the usable photos, I can complete a portrait and have it sent out within 2 weeks (depending on workload).

      Let me know what your deadline is, and I’ll let you know if it’s doable.

  5. December 17, 2016 by Nick Maynard Reply

    Fantastic art work! Do you do illustrations for books?

    • December 17, 2016 by Amanda Reply

      I can do illustrations for anything 😀

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