White Lace

White Lace


Isabella Cotier

Oil Pastel and Indian Ink on Paper

14 x 9cm



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Isabella loves visiting the Wallace Collection and The National Portrait Gallery and has made these Queens as an amalgamation of the portraits she's observed there.

They display Isabella's signature style that celebrates the hilarity of human nature: quirky clothing choices worn by society's misfits. Each is rendered with the wonderful immediacy of line and brilliant colour palette, within the miniature format of her Moleskine sketchbook, that makes her work so recognisable.

Isabella says of her Queens: "I wanted to create fictional characters that celebrate the extravagance and decadence of the characters in the paintings."


Isabella's work is refreshing in the way that she profiles both ordinary and extraordinary people. Sketchy and impulsive: her line is paired with a very deliberate use of colour which reinforces a mood or brings to life the personality of her subjects.

To find out more, step inside her studio.