Paul Brason RP

ABOUT PAUL Born in 1952, I spent most of my childhood growing up in a village in the Kent countryside. Drawing was part of my life from a very early age so it was no surprise that I eventually found myself at Camberwell Art School and life as I now know it really began. I…

Jason Bowyer RP PPNEAC

ABOUT JASON BOWYER Former President of the New English Art Club Jason was an official war artist in Afghanistan in 2013 and has appeared as art expert for Channel Four’s Watercolour Challenge.He has had residencies with Fulham Football Club, London Museum of Water and Steam Grove Park Music Festival Championship Artist, Wimbledon. His work is…

Jane Bond RP NEAC

ABOUT JANE After a 2-year Foundation Course at St. Martin’s School of Art, I became an Assistant to Edward Delaney, a well known scenic artist, who painted most of his backcloths on the studio floor in the continental manner. We worked on scenery for everything from Grand Opera to Bertram Mills’ circus!I wanted to continue…

Anthony Connolly announces 2016 Workshops

Anthony Connolly will be running a life workshop in Wiltshire in September. Busy working days, attentive tuition, enjoyable company and good food are the main ingredients of these successful and popular events. The workshops run for four days, 10am to 4pm, lunch and refreshments are provided. There will be some teatime entertainment in the form…

Alastair Adams PPRP

ABOUT ALASTAIR Alastair initially trained as an illustrator through which he developed his interest in figurative and portrait painting. In the years since he has established a strong reputation as a commissioned portrait artist, his dynamic but natural and unassuming portraits earning him many high profile commissions, both in the UK and overseas. Alastair became…

The Ondaatje Prize For Portraiture

The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture is sponsored by Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE OC and the Ondaatje Foundation, this generous prize of £10,000 plus the Society's Gold Medal is awarded for the most distinguished portrait of the year. The Prize was launched in 1995 and took the form of a commission to paint H.M. The Queen,…

The De Laszlo Foundation Award

The de Laszlo Foundation award, sponsored by the de Laszlo Foundation, aims to encourage young artists. It is worth £3,000 and is awarded, together with a silver medal, to an artist under thirty five years old judged to have submitted the best portrait. 2018 Winner  Emma Hopkins for 'Doreen Wallace' View winning portraits from previous…

Burke’s Peerage Foundation Award

Burke’s Peerage Foundation Award, established by its founder William Bortrick in 2015, is presented for Classically Inspired Portraiture in the RP Annual Exhibition. It is presented each year with a certificate and a cheque for £2,000. 2018 Winner Paul Brason for ‘Sarah Taylor, High Sheriff of Oxford'   View winning portraits from previous years below. PREVIOUS WINNERS 2018 - Paul Brason RP 2017 - Andrew Festing RP 2016 - Richard Foster RP 2015 - Miriam Escofet