Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, Free Portrait.

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. Free Portraits in Manchester.  Yes it sounds to good to be true and it is. You have to sit there for 4 hours and do nothing to get the portrait.

Louis Smith has been selected for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. Contestants have to paint a portrait in under 4 hours.  Louis is looking for models to practice with.  It’s purely to sharpen his skills while working with a live model.  If you have 4 hours to spare and are interested in being a part of the creative process then get in touch.

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Terms and Conditions

To apply email a photo of yourself. You must be over 16 and available in the DAYTIME between 9-5. You can keep the portrait as long as  Louis has full copyright to the image for his own promotional work. Thats it!!

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47th Free Portrait

Below is the 47th free portrait of Edward. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 27th November between 9-1 pm.

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46th Free Portrait

Below is the 46th free portrait of Sarah. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 26th November between 9-1 pm.

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45th Free Portrait

Below is the 45th free portrait of Laura. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 25th November between 9-1 pm.

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44th Free Portrait

Below is the 44th free portrait of Isabelle. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 19th November between 9-1 pm.

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43rd Free Portrait

Below is the 43rd free portrait of Surbin. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 18th November between 2-6 pm.

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42nd Free Portrait

Below is the 42nd free portrait of Aisling. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 14th November between 10-2 pm.

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41st Free Portrait

Below is the 41st free portrait of Cecily. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 13th November between 8-12 pm.

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40th Free Portrait

Below is the 40th free portrait of Amber. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 12th November between 10-2 pm.

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39th Free Portrait

Below is the 39th free portrait of Annalie. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 7th November between 9-1 pm.

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38th Free Portrait

Below is the 38th free portrait of Kimberley. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 6th November between 10-2 pm.

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37th Free Portrait

Below is the 37th free portrait of Chloe. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 5th November between 1-5 pm.

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36th Free Portrait

Below is the 36th free portrait of Bethany. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 4th November between 9-1 pm.

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35th Free Portrait

Below is the 35th free portrait of Peter. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 31st October between 9-1 pm.

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34th Free Portrait

Below is the 34th free portrait of Sally. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 3rd October between 11-3 pm.

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33rd Free Portrait

Below is the 33rd free portrait of Nick. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 1st October between 11-3 pm.

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32nd Free Portrait

Below is the 32nd free portrait of Angus. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 2nd August between 11-3 pm.

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31st Free Portrait

Below is the 31st free portrait of Dan. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 28th July between 9-1pm.

Dan sky arts portrait artist of the year 2014 louis smith

30th Free Portrait

Below is the 30th free portrait of Heather. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 23nd July between 10-2pm.

Heather sky arts portrait artist of the year 2014 louis smith

29th Free Portrait

Below is the 29th free portrait of Justin. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 22nd July between 12-4pm.

Justin sky arts portrait artist of the year 2014 louis smith

28th Free Portrait

Below is the 29th free portrait of Seren. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 16th July between 10-2 pm.

Seren sky arts portrait artist of the year 2014 louis smith

28th Free Portrait

Below is the 28th free portrait of Sophie. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 11th July between 10-2 pm.

Sophie-sky portrait artist of the year 2014 louis smith

27th Free Portrait

Below is the 27th free portrait of Jo. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 10th July between 10-2 pm.

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26th Free Portrait

Below is the 26th free portrait of Valeria. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 8th July between 10-2 pm.

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25th Free Portrait

Below is the 25th free portrait of Valeria. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 4th July between 11-3 pm.

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24th Free Portrait

Below is the 24th free portrait of Valeria. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 3rd July between 10-2 pm.

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23rd Free Portrait

Below is the 23rd free portrait of Marc. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 2st July between 10-2 pm.

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22nd Free Portrait

Below is the 22nd free portrait of Peter. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 1st July between 1-5 pm.

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21st Free Portrait

Below is the 21st free portrait of Shelda. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 27th June between 10-2 pm.

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Thank you Louis for taking the time to paint my portrait and making me feel completely at ease with the process
20th Free Portrait

Below is the 20th free portrait of Jacek. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 26th June between 9-5 pm.

Jacek alla prima Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith
I am incredibly happy with the portrait Louis did! It’s amazing! He is very kind and inspirational, nice to work with and his skills to do such portrait in such short amount of time are indubitably indisputable!
19th Free Portrait

Below is the 19th free portrait of Jamie. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 25th June between 12-4 pm.

Jamie-Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith

18th Free Portrait

Below is the 18th free portrait of Kerri. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 19th June between 10-2 pm.

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Me at the competition

Somebody sent a photo of  me painting John Humphries at the Sky Arts Portrait Artist Of The Year Competition. Thought I would stick it in my Diary.

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 Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014

This a  portrait of John Humphries the news reader who sat for the competition on the 28th of May.

John-humphries louis smith sky arts portrait artist of the year award 2014

17th Free Portrait

Below is the 17th free portrait of Debra. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 26th of May between 10-2 pm.

Debra Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith

16th Free Portrait

Below is the 16th free portrait of Patrick. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 23nd of May between 10-2 pm.

Patrick Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith

15th Free Portrait

Below is the 15th free portrait of Masaco. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 22nd of May between 1-5 pm.

Masaco Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith

14th Free Portrait

Below is the 14th free portrait of Dale. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 21st of May between 1-5 pm.

Dale Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith

13th Free Portrait

Below is the 13th free portrait of John. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 20th of May between 7-11 pm.

John Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith

12th Free Portrait

Below is the twelfth free portrait of Andrew. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 19th of May between 6.30-10.30 pm.

Andrew sky arts portrait artist of the year 2014
Thank you for my portrait!!! I am looking forward to seeing you in the upcoming competition. Let’s hope they appreciate a talented artist.
11th Free Portrait

Below is the eleventh free portrait of Johann. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 17th of May between 10.30-2.30 pm.

Johann Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith

10th Free Portrait

Below is the tenth free portrait of Charlotte. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 16th of May between 10.30-2.30 pm.

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Working with Louis was wonderful and a truly special opportunity. I’m more than delighted with the end result.
9th Free Portrait

Below is the ninth free portrait of James. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 15th of May between 6.30-10.30 pm.

James Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith

8th Free Portrait

Below is the eighth free portrait of Simon. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 14th of May between 10.30-2.30 pm.

Simon Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith

7th Free Portrait

Below is the seventh free portrait of Becky. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 13th of May between 1.30-5.30 pm.

Becky Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith
I’ve really enjoyed the experience of witnessing an exceptional and dedicated artist at work.
6th Free Portrait

Below is the sixth free portrait of Candice. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 12th of May between 6.30-10.30 pm.

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5th Free Portrait

Below is the fifth free portrait of Vic. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 10th of May between 1.30-5.30 pm.

Vic Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith
Very inspirational. His ability to capture likeness, with a very free and bravura alla prima technique is amazing
5th Free Portrait

Below is the forth free portrait of Joel. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 9th of May between 5.50-9.50 pm.

Joel Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith
3rd Free Portrait

Below is the third free portrait of Linda. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 9th of May between 10.30-2.30 pm.

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith
I am absolutely thrilled with Louis’ portrait of me which is a very honest likeness and makes me want to learn the craft myself
2nd Free Portrait

Below is the second free portrait of Mark. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 8th of May between 6.30-10.30 pm.

Mark free portrait Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Louis Smith
Fantastic! The portrait Louis did of me was great and he only did it in 4 hours! Could not recommend Louis enough! Great artist
1st Free Portrait

Below is the first free portrait of Shabani. The portrait was painted in 4 hours on the 6th of May between 6.30-10.30 pm

Shibani free portrait manchester
Absolutely amazing! I was extremely pleased with the end results of my portrait and Louis was a pleasure to work with – I wish him all the best of all in his endeavours x
More Alla Prima Portraits

Below is a selection of other Alla Prima Portraits painted by Louis Smith.

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Venue Address

Louis Smith Art
Phoenix House
Ellesmere Street
Manchester
M15 4JY

Travel

Set navigation for Cawdor Street.  Ellesmere Street is blocked in the middle for the next year. If you are traveling by car enter Ellesmere Street by turning left after the Church on the roundabout over the Mancunian Way.

Free Car Park at the rear of the building on Cawdor Street.

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Contact

Louis Smith

Tel: 07980989666

Email: louissmithart@gmail.com

facebook.com/louissmithpainting

14 thoughts on “Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, Free Portrait.”

  1. Fantastic experience and how strange to be on the other side of the easel. Thanks for the portrait and look forward to seeing you again at some of your workshops. Terrific guy and great artist!

  2. Feel so lucky to have sat for you today Louis! You’re an absolute wizard with a paintbrush – I literally can’t stop staring at your work, it looks so beautiful from every angle! The reveal and detail after 4 hours of your hard work was incredible- I can’t believe I got to walk away with a painting of yours! Thank you so much for this opportunity and an insight to your professional working world! All the best in the future! Laura

  3. Louis, you are a magician. He did my portrait in 4 hours! I was pleased with the results and I would definitely recommend him to others. It was a pleasure to work with a Great Artist. Wish you all the best !!

  4. Having the opportunity to watch a true artist at work was a fantastic experience. Thank you Louis for taking the time to paint my portrait and making me feel completely at ease with the process.

    I wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing what the future holds for such a talented portrait artist.

  5. I am incredibly happy with the portrait Louis did! It’s amazing! He is very kind and inspirational, nice to work with and his skills to do such portrait in such short amount of time are indubitably indisputable! Highly recommended and large thanks for the great work! All the best!

  6. Thank you for my portrait!!! I am looking forward to seeing you in the upcoming competition. Let’s hope they appreciate a talented artist.

  7. Absolutely brilliant seeing such a professional at work. Pleasure to work with and see the results of a very realistic painting.

    Have given to my parents and they are delighted; many thanks and all the best for the upcoming competition.

  8. Working with Louis was wonderful and a truly special opportunity. I’m more than delighted with the end result. I wish him the best of luck for the upcoming Sky Portrait Artist competition which I will follow closely now that I’ve had the pleasure to meet and assist a truly talented artist. Thank you again Louis and good luck! x

  9. I’ve really enjoyed the experience of witnessing an exceptional and dedicated artist at work. It has been a wonderful opportunity to see a portrait forming and learn about Louis’s techniques and processes. His alla prima work is incredibly vibrant and fluid in accurately capturing a likeness. Louis is very welcoming and generous with his time, it has been a real pleasure and inspiration to work with him. Best of luck in the Sky Arts Competition! Really hope he wins!

  10. I am absolutely thrilled with Louis’ portrait of me which is a very honest likeness and makes me want to learn the craft myself. I appreciate more the skill involved in producing a portrait having sat through one and will certainly view those in galleries with fresh eyes.

    Louis was a true professional and was kind enough to share his knowledge about technique and the portrait making process.

    I really wish him the very best and would love to see his artwork hanging in a major British gallery. He deserves to be up there with the best, in his lifetime.

  11. Very inspirational. His ability to capture likeness, with a very free and bravura alla prima technique is amazing. My wife says he has managed to make me look handsome – no mean feat, I can tell you. Let’s hope he wins the Sky Arts competition – he deserves it

  12. Fantastic! The portrait Louis did of me was great and he only did it in 4 hours! Could not recommend Louis enough! Great artist! Good Luck for the competition 🙂

  13. Absolutely amazing! I was extremely pleased with the end results of my portrait and Louis was a pleasure to work with – I wish him all the best of all in his endeavours x

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