Investigating the luminosity and tone of flesh, Angela Reilly’s paintings technically exude the precision of an old master, likened to a contemporary Holbein. Unusually, Reilly’s paintings becoming more detailed the larger their scale. Though almost photo-realist in their accuracy, Reilly’s work powerfully communicate what is felt as well as seen; realising the intangible. Reilly believes, "Portraiture is a preservation of ones memory not just preservation of appearance." Born in 1966 Angela Reilly studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone from 1984-87. In 1987 she moved to London working as an illustrator. In 1995 she began to concentrate solely on painting, moving back to Glasgow in 2003. Subsequently Reilly has exhibited in National Portrait Gallery, the Scottish Royal Academy and the Royal Glasgow InstituteIn 2006 Reilly was commissioned to paint Lord Falconer’s - then The Lord Chancellor’s - portrait; was awarded a prize for portraiture by the National Portrait Gallery BP Prize 2006 and in 2007 featured in a BBC documentary.¬†