Isobel Peachey is a professional portrait painter from the Ribble Valley in Lancashire. She studied Fine Art and Photography at the Wimbledon School of Art. However, her approach to portraiture as well as her skill in the classic disciplines of working in various media from pastels to oils is largely self-taught. Isobel is particularly inspired by the tradition of portrait paintings represented by Van Dyck and John Singer Sargent.
Her paintings have been selected for the annual BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and she won the BP Travel Award in 2009. Isobel was commissioned by Cunard for an official portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, which is the centrepiece of their cruise liner, the Queen Elizabeth, launched in 2010. More recently, Isobel was commissioned by the Royal Society of Arts to paint a portrait of their new President, Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne.
The portrait was unveiled by the Princess Royal last year. Besides her ongoing work with portraits, Isobel is a regular visiting artist leading workshops for young people at the National Portrait Gallery, London.