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…

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…

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…

'Wasim Sajjad' by Anthony Connolly for the Rhodes Trust, 2016

Wasim Sajjad honoured; Rhodes Trust portrait

The Rhodes Trust have commissioned a portrait through the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in order to honour Wasim Sajjad’s contribution both to The Rhodes Trust and to Pakistan. They selected the artist  Anthony Connolly RP  from among the portfolio of possible artists to create this portrait. The Rhodes Trust supports Scholars, selected from around the…

Robbie Wraith Still Life with paint tubes

Robbie Wraith London Show

Robbie Wraith, Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters,  has been invited to exhibit his work at the Triforium, The Temple Church London EC4Y7BR  following his well received portrait of the Lord Chief Justice for the Middle Temple. The exhibition will run from from 18th October to 6th November, subject to church timetables. Please…

Mall Galleries, London SW1

London a centre for portraiture

 The history that formed this haven for portraiture The UK’s special place in portraiture may date back to the reformation when a sudden decline in commissioned religious art meant that artists had to diversify into different genres. At this point a new aspirant middle class, created by the redistribution of Catholic wealth, became a source…

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…