Discover female portrait paintings for sale. Whether you’re looking for an emotive bust portrait, a painting of broad strokes and bold colour, or a whimsical watercolour piece, our extensive collection of female portrait paintings makes it easy for you to find the perfect piece to purchase. Our online gallery showcases original artwork from some of the most exciting portrait painters working today. Explore our impressionistic, figurative and surrealist female portrait paintings.
Stella Kapezanou's colourful paintings are full of feeling, movement and expression. Kapezanou instils a sense of warmth and unfiltered truth in each and every one of her paintings, creating snapshots of time that radiate atmosphere and personality.
Paul Bennett's delicate and considered approach to portraiture combines highly detailed features with an unfinished quality. The contrast in high and low detail creates beautiful and evocative portrait paintings. Each character holds a unique expression, with More than Words and Nocturnal Dreams generating scenes of serene nostalgia.
Portraiture is the representation of a particular person, focusing on conveying their likeness and expression. Factors such as setting, pose, composition, style and scale all contribute to creating a representation of the subject. Women have always been represented in paintings, typically as the female nude, and only in the 16th century were they included in portraits.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was one of the first examples of female portraiture, and still remains one of the most famous paintings in the world. Following this seminal piece, artists such as Vermeer, Manet, Klimt and Picasso continued the tradition of female portrait painting, reinventing and reimagining the subject of female portraiture at every step.