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The Algarve is home to a diverse and fabulous range of artists, working across all media from acrylics, and oils, to water-colours, pastels and pens.

You will find the list of our artists summarised below – just click on a profile to find out more about each artist; and if you contact any of them, please let them know you found them through this Algarve Art website.

Aileen Friis-Jorgensen

Aileen specialises in detailed Botanical Artwork with the intention of producing 3-dimensional paintings. She works in coloured pencil and watercolours, and is a member and Director of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists.

Alexandra Speiser

Alexandra’s work is inspired by the stunning light, magnificent sunsets and incredible natural scenery and colours of southern Africa. Her work is available for sale and displayed in her shared atelier gallery in Portimão.

Alyson Sheldrake

Alyson is a self taught artist, who specialises in painting a wide range of modern style landscapes, seascapes and familiar objects within her self-titled ‘New Wave’ Collection. She is also available for commissions and Pet and House Portraits.

Andrew Stephens

Andrew’s art is abstract, usually acrylic or gouache on canvas or board. Influenced by the abstract expressionists and colour field painting, his paintings have developed as an emotional and intellectual response to the landscape and surroundings.

Anna Knoop

As a child Anna was fascinated by nature, which later on became a source of inspiration in her work. She feels an alliance with nature and tries to reflect this in her work. She is available for commissions and her work is for sale.

Anneke Verschoor Kuipers

Anneke’s paintings are bright and bold inspired by Caribbean influences and paintings. Her work is available for sale and she also manages the art gallery at the Museu do Traje.

Art Sauvage

Art Sauvage is a free-spirited, self-taught Dutch artist/designer who works with oil on canvas and mixed media. She also makes sculptures (torsos) with plaster/metal/oil paint; stone art (dot art as well as fine art); wood art and murals.

Ben Helmink

The main themes of Ben’s work is the Alentejo, where his studio is based, besides the Ancient world of Architecture and Musical themes. His work is exhibited widely and is for sale, and he also runs workshops in painting and drawing.

BJ Boulter

BJ devotes as much time as possible to painting. Most of her works are figurative; landscapes, people and wildlife sourced from her travels and safaris to her homeland Tanzania in East Africa and from her adoptive home, the Algarve.

Brian Oliver

Brian’s love is drawing as opposed to painting and he works exclusively in pencil and pen and ink. He draws local places of interest with a preference for subjects with a strong architectural content, which are drawn in great detail. Each picture takes around 40 hours to complete.

Caroline Wood

Caroline is inspired by the ever changing seascapes and the beautiful countryside that surrounds her home near Espiche. Painting mainly in oils she is available for private commissions.

Chris Kelly

Chris creates strong abstract paintings with depth, layers and movement which are inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape.

Cliff Martin Tuson

Modern, abstract, dynamic, gentle, traditional – Cliff’s work defies a category or genre. He is an enigmatic and engaging artist, who continues to redefine his art with every brush stroke.

David M Trubshaw

David Trubshaw started painting again when he retired to the Algarve in 2004 and now paints in oils acrylics and pastels. He is inspired by trees and the local landscape, and also writes and illustrates Haiku poetry.

Eliza Hafer

Light filled, mysterious images emerge from the abstract patterns that Eliza creates. Working in acrylics, she presents two different styles here for you.

Gill Goode

Gill is primarily a watercolour artist. Landscapes, Seascapes, Buildings, Flowers, Birds, and Animals are her main subjects, anything with light, shadow and reflections. Commissions welcome.

Gudrun Bartels

Gudrun works with acrylics in combination with pastel chalks, pigments and different materials. Impressions of the scenery, wildlife, and nature of Portugal, and Portuguese culture can be found in her pictures.

Guida Pereira

Guida is a self-taught artist who takes inspiration from her birthplace of Macau, making her abstract style an eclectic and exciting mixture of Chinese and Portuguese influences.

Inna Hawker

Inna’s work illustrates the deep connection between nature, the cosmos and the soul bonding together to tell the story about who we are deep inside.

Janet Pierce

Janet Pierce is a leading Irish artist who spends winter in Portugal and responds to her immediate environment in watercolour. Her work is available for sale.

Jan Rowe

Jan’s preferred subjects are flowers.  She loves peonies and paints large-scale canvasses featuring these lovely, voluptuous blooms. Her work is exquisitely detailed with colourful flowers and backgrounds in perfect harmony.

Jessica Dunn

Jessica Dunn is a British artist who has lived and worked in Portugal for over 20 years. Her abstract work combines textural impressions in acrylics – of land, sea and sky, influenced by the elements, intense sunlight and the drama of the landscape.

Joke van der Steen

Joke covers a broad range of styles and subjects in her paintings, and she makes up her own designs, so that every painting is unique. Her paintings are for sale and she exhibits regularly in the Algarve.

June Szucs

June uses oils, acrylics, resins and flow art. She loves experimenting with colour and different mediums and her style is ever evolving. Her work is available for sale.

Karen Wride

Karen is a largely self taught artist that is passionate about colour. She loves to experiment with different techniques and is constantly re-inventing her ‘style’ as well as teaching art to enthusiasts from her small art studio in the Algarve.

Kasia Wrona

“My empathy with nature is the source for my art and every new experience inspires me into creative action.” Kasia is also a founder of the Marina de Lagos Art Academy where she teaches drawing.

Kate Evans

Kate uses oils, acrylic, pastel, ink, watercolor, colored pencil, charcoal, graphite and encaustic wax often mixing the media. It all depends on the subject and the effect that she wants to create.

Kateryna Ilchuk

Tiny streets with traditional architecture, pavements and streetlights all inspired by the classical school of Realism. Kateryna captures the unique charm of Portuguese cityscapes in both acrylics and oils.

Kaye Miller-Dewing

Kaye paints mainly historical/medieval themed paintings, most notably Knights Templar, as part of her Crusades Series. Her paintings are on sale both online and displayed in the Algarve, and she is available for private commissions.

Kay Maunder

Kay loves painting figures and although she is occasionally diverted to other subjects for a change she is always drawn back to figures, be they human or animal. Her paintings are available for purchase.

Kerstin Wagner

Kerstin’s art shines with a colour and vibrancy that reflects the cultures surrounding both Portugal and Germany, and her travels. Her artwork includes dynamic seascape paintings, and also circle paintings created with pure pigments.

Leanne Byrom

Leanne’s art is inspired by the way it connects her with nature. The light, movement, sounds, colours and textures. Leanne has recently started teaching animal portraiture to private students, and she is available for commissions.

Lesley Goldie

Lesley is inspired by Abstract Expressionism, and explores themes such as the passage of time, and questions our assumptions and preconceptions or reflects on loss, conveying fleeting and intangible emotions. Her work is available for sale.

Malcolm Hyde

An Interior Designer by trade who loves Portuguese architecture and has a deft hand with pen and ink and watercolour. He is available for commissions.

Marie-Helene Piquart

Unique Monotype Prints full of colour and surprises. Marie-Hélène is a French artist living in the Algarve creating intuitive and intriguing art.

Marlyn Clarke

Marlyn likes fine painting with attention to detail. She loves beautiful sunsets and sunrises, animals and subtle nudes. She is available for private commissions and her paintings can be purchased direct.

Meinke Flesseman

Meinke creates layered textured canvases, producing depth and intensity of colour. From lonesome land and seascapes to busy eclectic themes, she uses various materials to create texture, colour and expression. Meinke is available for commissions and her work is for sale and on display in her home gallery and in galleries across the Algarve.

Mientje de Goeij-de Rooij

Mientje’s main inspiration is nature, which is expressed in vibrant and bold colours. Mientje likes to work with palette knives and paints intuitively. Her work is available for sale.

Miguel de Almeida Santos

Miguel is a very classic, traditional person, who takes inspiration from the classic masters. He is interested in the rustic, traditional and honest Algarve. He is available for commissions and his work is for sale and on display in two galleries in the Algarve.

Osmond K Mairs

Monchique-based artist who has exhibited widely in Europe and United States, many of his paintings can be found in Embassies, boardrooms of business enterprises , hospitals and private collections. His work is on show and available for sale through the Galeria Osmar.

Patty Den Boer

Patty is a self-taught artist who lives and works by intuition, and always sees the structure and patterns in everything. In her colourful story paintings, you can see her eye for fabric patterns, and her love of Nature shines through her work.

Penny Coombs

Penny’s paintings are a personal response to her experience of landscape. Her style is painterly, reflecting subtle changes in colour and light.

Sandie Croft

Sandie’s watercolour paintings are a reflection of life in and around the Algarve and she also has a keen interest in portraiture and is available for commission work for portraits of people or pets in watercolour.

Sara Wooldridge

Sara enjoys painting in oils and prefers painting animals or portraits. She is not a full-time painter – it is mainly just an enjoyable hobby – and she has painted pictures of pets for friends when requested. She is available for commissions.

Sophie Wills

Sophie enjoys life by the sea painting what she loves; the sea, birds, nature, people and portraits, but she also loves patterns, colour, and free-flowing, watery, organic, abstract experiments. Her work is available for sale and she is happy to do commissions.

Steph Hayman

Steph’s paintings are mainly figurative and in oil. She has settled in Aljezur with her family where she has been painting portraits of people from an era which she feels is sadly coming to an end. She is available for commissions.

Sue Findley

Sue has experimented with a diverse range of styles and media and has been very influenced by her time and travels in Asia and her graphic design background. Her work is continually evolving and is available for sale.

Tanya Lundmark

Tanya has a fascination for watercolour as painting medium, finding it a unique way to creatively represent dreams, illusions and emotions using water-soluble pigments. Each painting for her is an exciting adventure.

Tiago Manuel Rocha

Tiago creates vibrant and passionate mixed-media abstract work using a wide range of mediums and materials. He lives and works in Faro and is available for commissions.

Tracy-Jane Pooler

Tracy-Jane is a fully qualified art tutor and artist. Her work is vibrant and colourful, and she works in a range of mixed media. She is available for commissions from paintings and portraits through to murals.

Uschi Kuhn

Touching, feeling, caring, humour and colour are the foundation stones from which Uschi creates her art. Her fields of work are limitless as she is not bound by any single artistic medium; clay, water colour, body-art, ferrous-cement, papier-mâché, glass, sculpting, painting, are all equal tools in her hands.

Wendy Frost

Wendy is a dedicated dog lover, and loves to paint animals, especially dogs, working in acrylics on canvas. She is available for commissions.