Miriam Escofet 'An Angel at my Table' BP Portrait_Award

Winner!

Associates of the RP have numbered among the winners of the BP Portrait Award on many occasions, including last year’s winner Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC, the 2010 winner Daphne Todd OBE PPRP NEAC, and the 1996 winner James Hague RP. This year, we are delighted to announce that the overall winner of the BP Portrait…

James Hague RP

ABOUT JAMES James was born in 1970 in Nottingham. He studied Fine art at The University of Northumbria at Newcastle and Paining at the Royal College of Art. He lives and works in East London and Copenhagen. AWARDS 2018 Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture 2014 Winner - Ismet Mujezinović Painting PrizeAward 2013 Winner - Portrait Now…

James Hague receiving Ondaatje Award from Dr Xavier Bray

Three New Member Artists announced

Each year, after the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters winds to a close, the Members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters gather together to review the portfolios of exhibitors who have applied successfully to become Candidates  in a bid to take the next step and to become a full member…

Frances Bell RP

ABOUT FRANCES Frances was born in Cambridge, England in 1983. At the age of 18 she left England to pursue a classical training in Florence at Charles. H. Cecil Studios in 2004, having a prime interest in figurative classical styles. She trained there for three years and continued her association with the school, by teaching…

The RP Award

The £2,000 RP Award is made to the artist whose work best represents the year’s chosen theme – which for this inaugural year, 2018, is ‘Friends’. The judges sought the most interesting and engaging interpretation of the idea of ‘Friends’ within the parameters of portraiture.   Saied Dai won the 2018 prize for  his painting 'Sisters'

Contemporary Arts Trust Award

The Contemporary Arts Trust’s objective is to assist deserving artists who show promise; to encourage them to remain in the arts and continue on their creative journey. Contemporary Arts Trust encourages every discipline within the Fine Applied Arts. Since its formation, the Trust has given more than £375,000 in prizes and awards. Contemporary Arts Trust is…