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 –…

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…

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…

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…

Mark Roscoe with his portrait of Dr Archie Brain

New Member Mark Roscoe

New Member; Mark Roscoe’s career is on a roll. Mark Roscoe’s Self Portrait entry was used to advertise the 1998 BP Portrait Award, by 2012 he had started exhibiting with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.  Mark was soon noticed and won the Changing Faces commission. The resulting commissioned portrait was exhibited the following year and…

The hanging of the lawyers!

  Mark Roscoe’s portrait for the Faculty of Scottish Advocates.   Mark worked on this portrait of 32 members of bench and bar over eighteen months. If you look, you can see he has discretely included a portrait of himself in this work. Commissioned in 2013, it depicts the First Division courtroom in Parliament House,…