portrait prize winner Shawn Mcgovern, James winner of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Ondaatje Portrait Award

2017 Portrait Prize Winners

2017 major portrait prize winners announced. Prizes are awarded for works exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.  This year’s Annual Exhibition runs at Mall Galleries until 19 May 2017 and includes over 200 portraits by more than 100 artists.   The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture Shawn McGovern, James The Ondaatje Prize is the…

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…