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, ready for the portrait commission

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…

Portrait for Christmas Gift Voucher

Portrait Gift Voucher

  There are many benefits to a Portrait Gift Voucher A Gift Voucher allows the recipient to enjoy collaborating with the artist in order to create their own commissioned piece. Vouchers can be arranged for a specific artist, or, alternatively, the choice of artist can be left to the recipient. The Royal Society of Portrait…

Professor Shitij Kapur by Paul Brason RP

Paul Brason’s portrait of Professor Kapur

Paul Brason, having just completed his portrait for Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London commented “ Shitij Kapur was certainly a charismatic sitter, taking a lively interest in the whole process of building a likeness through to the different ways a person’s character can be communicated to the viewer. We had many interesting…

John Walton painting a portrait of Stuart Thorne

Commissioning a portrait

   Five easy steps to commissioning a portrait   1 The brief The brief is just a list of all the practical details which relate to your commission. The things to think about are: Who and what is to be in the portrait. How big you would like it to be. Many portraits are designed…