Jason Walker 'Rowlands'

Jason Walker, Prince, print & pool

The Jubilee Pool in Penzance Cornwall was officially reopened by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, 81 years after its completion in 1935 to mark King George V’s Silver Jubilee. Jason Walker is a trustee for the pool was introduce to the Prince as part of the official visit. Jason has painted the pool many times and has produced limited…

Palette and brush

Call for entries closing Friday 20 January

For prizes, portrait commissions, and the opportunity to exhibit at Mall Galleries, London; portrait painters should submit work  to our annual open exhibition 2017   Dates for artists wishing to submit work for our open portrait exhibition Submission opens: Monday 17 October 2016, 12 noon Submission closes: Friday 20 January 2017, 12 noon Pre-selection notification: Friday…

'St Paul's and The Millennium' by Bhatia Varsha

PORTRAIT PAINTING IN LONDON

LONDON AND PORTRAITURE – A LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP   With David Hockney’s exhibition ’82 Portraits and 1 Still-life’ being shown at the Royal Academy until October, and the identification of a portrait painted by the German Londoner Lucian Freud on a BBC television programme, London’s relationship with portraiture has never been more obvious.   London has long…

David Gainsborough Roberts by Benjamin Sullivan. Photo by Kate Zadell.

BENJAMIN SULLIVAN’S NEW PORTRAIT UNVEILED

YET ANOTHER SUCCESS FOR BENJAMIN SULLIVAN Benjamin Sullivan’s portrait of David Gainsborough Roberts was unveiled at Jersey Museum on 28 June. Gainsborough Roberts is a well known memorabilia collector in Jersey, and has often shared his collection, which includes items such as the costumes of Marilyn Monroe, at local exhibitions. As much of his collection is…

Dame Sally Davies and artist Daphne Todd during the unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery. Picture by Jorge Herrera.

DAPHNE TODD’S DAME SALLY DAVIS AT NPG

FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT DAPHNE TODD PAINTS FIRST FEMALE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER A newly commissioned portrait of Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, by Daphne was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, London, on Monday 27 June 2016. In making the portrait, Daphne responded to the task of painting in Dame Sally’s office…

Susan Ryder interiors and still life open

SUSAN RYDER INTERIOR PAINTINGS SHOW Susan has a new solo exhibition of interiors and still life paintings opening in October this year. The exhibition, titled ‘Lamplight and Flowers’‘ Lamplight and Flowers’ runs from the 6-22 October 2016 Panter and Hall. Entry is free.                                                                                ABOUT SUSAN RYDER Susan’s father, Robert Ryder VC, was an amateur…

Hugo by Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC

Benjamin Sullivan wins BP Portrait Award

Hugo Williams by Benjamin Sullivan The judges of the BP Portrait Award said that this work is ‘Finely rendered on a small scale, we thought the portrait gave us a strong sense of the presence of the sitter. The painting’s ageless quality is subtly balanced by the appearance of the modern wrist-watch.’  This Portrait, of the…

Paul Brason exhibition at Althorp

Paul Brason at Althorp Earl Spencer has invited Paul to hold an exhibition of his work at Althorp as part of the Althorp Literary Festival following the successful posthumous portrait Paul Brason painted of Spencer’s father. The choice of artist was made on the recommendation of Julian Fellowes of Downton fame.  Brason is exhibiting 36 works most…