Eddy Greenwood is a figurative artist born in the UK in 1956. He studied Graphic Design & History of Art, graduating with a BA honours degree at Canterbury College of Art. After starting his career as an art director in London, he became a highly respected Creative Director working on international brands. In 2012 he proudly received an award from TED for the best storytelling in film.

Striving to explore his creative talent further, Eddy wanted to establish himself in the world of fine art, turning his focus to figurative art and portrait painting. Eddy’s inspiration comes from the work of the old masters Titian, van Dyck, and Velasquez.

His pursuit of their excellence led him on a journey to Italy where he studied at The Florence Academy of Art, and Charles H. Cecil Studios, ateliers renowned for their commitment to the theory and practice of drawing and painting from life using the sight - size method.

Enriched by this classical training, he now paints exclusively from life, harnessing his atelier’s beautiful north facing light. However, it is not only how he paints that makes him special as an artist. From his years of experience in art direction, he also has an eye for composition, lighting, and finding that special pose that makes a great portrait.

Next to his projects and portrait commissions, Eddy is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and offers classes in figurative art.


2024 "Escape from Reality" Finalist Mod Portrait, Museum of European Modern Art, Barcelona

2024 "The Lace Collar" Finalist John Ruskin Prize, London

2023 "Labrador Puppy" Finalist Portrait Society of America, Members Only, USA

2023 "The Lace Collar" Shortlisted VAO Art Prize, London

2023 Selected Almenara Art Prize, Spain

2023 Selected Aesthetica Art Prize, UK

2023 "Escape from Reality" Finalist Gemini Art Prize, Zari Gallery, London

2023 “Escape from Reality” Portrait Society of America International “Select 50” USA

2023 “Charis” Winner Anthology Magazine Cover Art Award, Ireland

2022 “Dan and Dog” “Fenna” 16th ARC International Salon Finalists, USA

2022 “The Feather Scarf” “The Lace Collar” “Fenna” “Aukje and Fem” “Dan and Dog”
16th ARC International Salon Semi - Finalists, USA

2022 “Joop” The Netherlands Portrait Award (Weekend of the Portrait Show) Amsterdam

2022 “The Lace Collar” Winner GalleryGate Emerging Artist Prize, UK

2022 “The Lace Collar” Finalist Yicca Art Prize, Venice

2022 “Labrador” Selected and Highly Commended The Artist magazine, UK

2021 “The Feather Scarf” Shortlisted Figurativas’21, MEAM Barcelona

2021 “Artist profile” Arte y Libres XVI Art Year Book

2021 “Aukje and Fem” Finalist Gemini Art Prize Show, S.Kensington, London

2021 “Aukje and Fem” Finalist and Highly Commended Anthology Magazine Cover Art

2021 “Dan and Dog” Selected Mod Portrait, Spain

2021 “Dan and Dog” Finalist Sunny Art Prize Show, Sunny Gallery, London

2020 “The Feather Scarf” Netherlands Weekend of the Portrait Show, Amsterdam

2020 Artist member of Pulchri Studios The Hague, Netherlands