Miriam Escofet 'An Angel at my Table'

Two exhibitors on BP Portrait Award shortlist

Two of the four artists shortlisted for the National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Award have also selected for our Annual Portrait Exhibition at Mall Galleries in May: Congratulations to Miriam Escofet and Ania Hobson, see a short Interview with Ania Hobson. Members, including  Antony Williams and Neale Worley will also be exhibiting.     Image: Miriam Escofet ‘An Angel at my Table’ …

Simon Davis photographed by Aliona Adrianova

Aliona Adrianova – Artist in the Portrait

Alongside our annual painted portrait exhibition there will be an exhibition of photography. As part of the ‘In the Studio‘ project Aliona Adrianova portrait photographer, was invited to capture Royal Society of Portrait Painters member artists in their creative spaces where they spend most of their time, thinking, researching, experimenting and creating work. She visited artists in their…

Sir Tom Courteney with Isobel Peachey at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Private View. Photo-Hannah Burton

Famous faces

The Annual Portrait Exhibition at Mall Galleries in May includes many quality portraits, some of which will depict faces you might recognise, including HM The Queen, Dame Judi Dench, Michael Eavis (founder of Glastonbury Festival), Sir Alan Parker (director of famous films Evita and Bugsy Malone among others), as well as Raymond Briggs (author and…

portrait prize winner Bernadett Timko, Lucas etching

Pre-selection results

This year 2,142 portrait works were entered online in the first stage of the judging process for the Open Call of our Annual Exhibition. Excitingly, submission numbers are up 9% on previous years!  For the second and final stage of the submissions process, the physical portraits are brought to London to be seen by the…

Sam Dalby unveiling his painting at Girton College for People's Portraits, our permanent collection

New Addition to our permanent collection

RP member Sam Dalby’s portrait of his friend, Justin Eckersley, has been donated to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’  ‘People’s Portraits’ collection at Girton College, Cambridge. The new addition was unveiled at a reception in September where Sam gave an illuminating talk about the painting.   Established in 2000, the permanent display is a…

Anthony Morris, Drinks with Joyce and Jim Stedman

New Portrait Award –

The RP Award: The Royal Society of Portrait Painters is delighted to announce a new £2,000 prize for portraiture, The RP Award. All works shown in the Annual Exhibition will be eligible. The award will be made to the artist whose work best represents the year’s chosen theme – which for the inaugural year, 2018, is ‘Friends’.…

Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2018 Call for Entries

2018 Call for Entries closing noon 19th January

WIN £20,000 in Prizes and awards including our new RP Award EXHIBIT with our Central London exhibition at the prestigious  Mall Galleries SW1 BE SEEN The exhibition is put online so  work can be seen all over the world RECEIVE COMMISSIONS – (not obligatory) Exhibiting artists are invited to display additional material Commissions Consultant service run throughout the…