Always fascinated by visual imagery – in nature and in art, Isabel Wadsworth chose the oil painting medium to translate her vision of people, animals, architecture, and landscapes.  As an artist, Isabel is continually inspired by the legacy of other artists and refreshed by the novelty in every scene she paints.





An artist since her childhood in Connecticut, Isabel took classes in drawing and sculpture, printmaking, and painting. She studied two years with local sculptress, Mary Lewis, and took classes at the Paier School of Art. She attended Wellesley College, where she graduated with a major in art history and minor in fine arts.  She received her Master’s Degree in art history after completing studies at the Villa Schifanoia, Florence, Italy. After living in New York City for several years, she moved to Los Angeles, where she continued painting, eventually concentrating on portraiture and landscapes. Her preferred painting medium is oil on linen canvas.


For over thirty years she has painted personal portraits and official portraits – single and group, formal and informal. In addition, she paints animal paintings/portraits, figurative paintings, still life pieces, and landscapes – the latter comprising most of her work in galleries and exhibitions.










California Art Club


Oil Painters of America


Portrait Society of America






Her paintings have been exhibited at Tirage Gallery in Pasadena, California, Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel, California, Martin Gallery in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, “On Location in Malibu” at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Wellesley College, The Pasadena Museum of History, the LA Chamber of Commerce, and the California Art Club Annual Gold Medal Exhibitions.


2009 Exhibitions


“California Art Club - Artists Explore Los Angeles”, LA Chamber of Commerce,

          Los Angeles  (January December, 2009)


“ContemporaryMasters, Artistic Eden II”,  Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena 

          (January - March, 2009)


"Picture Postcards", Tirage Gallery, Pasadena  (March)


California Art Club, Gold Medal Exhibition (4/25/09 - 5/23/09)


“On Location in Malibu”, Frederick R.Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University,

          Malibu (5/23/09 - 8/9/09)


Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel  (September - December, 2009)



Point Dume, Malibu                                                                                      24" x 36"