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Lizzie Riches  Born  1950

Biography



Lizzie Riches was born in East London in 1950 and grew up near Epping Forest, where she first developed a love of natural history.  Lizzie went to Camberwell School of Art and to Goldsmiths, but felt out of sympathy with the painting styles of the late sixties and preferred to develop her own visual language. Riches lived for many years in rural Suffolk, however it was not the landscape that inspired her, but the birds, animals, plants and insects that she found there.  Her interests have widened to exotic flora and fauna and she is particularly fascinated by the relationship between human civilisation and the natural world.

Portal Painters first exhibited Lizzie Riches work in 1976 and she has exhibited with them ever since, Lizzie has had solo exhibitions in Chicago and Paris.

In 1990 London Transport commissioned a painting as part of the ‘Art in the Underground’ series. Recent commissions include sixteen paintings for P&O’s luxury cruise liner ‘Aurora’ many of which show her current passion for painting people. A series of eighteen paintings depicting the character and history of the classic and noble grape varieties were commissioned by Websters Wine Publishers for 'Grapes & Wines' by Oz Clarke.

In 2000, Leopold Joseph Private Bank acquired and commissioned several paintings for their boardroom. In the same year Lizzie undertook an eighty foot mural for a country house in Kent.

In the summer of 2012 Lizzie undertook a series of eighteen paintings for an exhibition in the National Trust property Blickling Hall in Norfolk. The exhibition was in the world famous seventeenth century library and reflected the history of the family and gardens.

A recent series of portrait ‘anomalies’ with people portrayed in Elizabethan and Jacobean clothes with a contemporary element have proved very popular.

Lizzie Riches often undertakes commissioned paintings, usually portraits executed in her own imaginative style.

Riches paintings are in The Sainsbury, Standard Chartered and Prudential Collections and in 2016 Lizzie was commissioned to undertake a number of paintings for the Restaurant and Bar area of the recently refurbished Queen Mary, these were loosely in the style of Doris Zinkheisen who had painted the original murals.

Lizzie Riches exhibits exclusively with Portal Painters at the major London Art Fairs.

 

 

The Scarf

Size: 60 x 50 cms
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Artemis

Size: 137 x 92 cms
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Scintillation

Size: 77 x 61 cms
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Tundra Swan

Size: 76 x 76 cms
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Black Swan

Size: 76 x 76 cms
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Ruff Characters

Size: 59 x 48 cms
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Demeter

Size: 138 x 91 cms ( 54 x 36 ins)
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Persephone

Size: 91 x 76 cms ( 36 x 30 ins )
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Perfume

Size: 27 x23 cms
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The Actor IV

Size: 20 x 20 cms ( 8 x 8 ins)
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The Favourite

Size: 21 x 18 cms ( 8 x 7 ins)
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The Wanderer

Size: 23 x 18 cms ( 9 x 7 ins )
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The Actor III

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The Actor II

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The Actor I

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Woman in Black

Size: 61 x 46 cms ( 24 x 18 ins )
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Siren Song

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The Hermit

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All the Birds in the Air

Size: 36 x 28 cms
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The First of May

Size: 61 x 46 (24 x 18 ins )
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The Argonaut

Size: 61 x 51 (24 x 20 ins)
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Little Fish

Size: 30 x 26 ( 12 x 10 ins)
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The Mermaid's Daughter

Size: 138 x 91 cms
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Modern Art

Size: 59 x 49 cms (23 x20 ins)
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Forward Thinking

Size: 28 x 24 cms (11 x 9 ins )
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Submarine

Size: 40 x 30 cms ( 16 x 12 ins )
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Cafe Society

Size: 91 x 71 cms (36 x 28 ins)
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High Flyer

Size: 39 x 29 cms ( 15 x 11 ins)
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Frozen Assets

Size: 50 x 40 cms (20 x 16 ins)
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A Private Audience

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An Intimation

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War Paint

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Time Gentlemen Please

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Cold Comfort

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A Nautical Engagement

Size: 36 x 30 cms ( 14 x 12 ins)
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Flight of Fancy

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Sweet Anticipation

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Carte de Visite

Size: 49 x 39 cms ( 19 x 15 ins )
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Fellow Traveller

Size: 39 x 33 cms ( 15 x 13 ins )
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Play without Words

Size: 91 x 76 cms ( 36 x 30 ins )
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Plumbago

Size: 46 x 30 cms (18 x 12 ins )
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Parrot Tulips

Size: 60 x 60 cms ( 24 x 24 ) ins
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On the Balcony

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Golden Lace

Size: 20 x 15 cms ( 8 x 6 ins)
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Landscape of Memories

Size: 91 x 76 cms ( 36 x 30 ins )
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Lady with a lap dog

Size: 61 x 51 cms ( 24 x 20 ins)
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Dressing Up

Size: 154 x 91 cms ( 60 x 36 ins)
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Out to Sea

Size:  91 x 71 cms ( 36 x 28 ins)
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Waiting for Mr. Nicholson

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The Winter Queen

Size: 122 x 91 cms ( 49 x 36 ins)
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Parade

Size: 51 x 61 cms ( 20 x 24 ins)
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Little did I know

Size: 56 x 49 cms ( 22 x 19 ins )
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The Rags of Time

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