David Cobley 'Made to Measure' portrait of a taylor in his work place for portrait exhibition at Mall Galleries 2017

Preview the 2017 portrait exhibition

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Portrait Exhibition 4 to 19 May Mall Galleries, London SW1   This prestigious Portrait Exhibition shows over 200 paintings and drawings by over 100 artists. It celebrates the diversity of this fascinating genre. It also shows the popularity of commissioning painted portraits by institutions and individuals. This year portraits of a large…

Portrait artist June Mendoza standing by her easel in her studio photographed by Aliona Adrianova

Photo shoot at June Mendoza’ studio

Portrait photographer Aliona Adrianova has taken portraits of members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. These form part of her series on contemporary artists in the setting of their own studios. Here, the photographer sets out  to capture the true personae of the artists as creators. At the same time she explores their special affinity with art,…

Coates T Self Portrait in pastel

Commissioning a portrait drawing

Why choose drawing? A portrait drawing usually takes less time than a portrait painting and often costs less too.  One or two sittings can be enough, and £500- £4,500 would be enough to commission  a drawing by most of our Members.  Many portrait painters enjoy creating drawings. If you select for drawing on our artist-finder…

Portrait Workshops

Anthony Connolly will be running workshops at at the Summerleaze Gallery in East Knoyle, Wiltshire Portrait Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st April £325 4 days Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th October £325 4 days Life Thursday 16th – Friday 17th March £185 2 days Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th July £355 4 days Thursday 16th –…

Mendoza 'Nevile Mariner'

How to choose a portrait painter

It is really important to choose the right artist because a portrait is not only a celebration of the person portrayed, it is also a laying down of heritage. Most people commissioning portraits have little or no experience in the field so expert support is essential. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters buy neurontin online…

Simon Davis 'Open Eye Signal' a portrait of Aliona Andrianova

Focus on Simon Davis with Aliona Adrianova

Portrait photographer Aliona Adrianova has taken portraits of members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. These form part of her series on contemporary artists in the setting of their own studios. Here, the photographer sets out not only to capture the true personae of the artists as creators, but also to explore their special affinity…

Brushes in Jane Bonds Studio

Book your Jane Bond workshop

This two-day intensive figure workshop in London is a unique opportunity to work from both a dancer/ life model and a live musician. Week one will start with a series of quick poses (musician playing, model moving) with the emphasis on responding to shape in an intuitive way. These poses will increase in time allowing…