Aliona Adrianova – Artist in the Portrait

Alongside our annual painted portrait exhibition there will be an exhibition of photography. As part of the ‘In the Studio‘ project Aliona Adrianova portrait photographer, was invited to capture Royal Society of Portrait Painters member artists in their creative spaces where they spend most of their time, thinking, researching, experimenting and creating work. She visited artists in their…

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Famous faces

Our Annual Portrait Exhibition at Mall Galleries in May will include many quality portraits, some of which will be of faces you might recognise including HM The Queen, Dame Judi Dench, Michael Eavis founder of the Glastonbury Festival,  Sir Alan Parker, film director of Bugsy Malone and Evita fame, as well as author and Illustrator Raymond Briggs,…

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Commissioning a painted portrait from photographs

 Portraits created using the artist’s own photography Portrait Painters who use photography fall into two distinct groups: artists who have the ability to create a painted portrait when sittings can’t be arranged and those whose natural creative process involves both photography and sittings.   For many artists, photography has become part of their creative practice.…

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New Portrait Award –

The RP Award: The Royal Society of Portrait Painters is delighted to announce a new £2,000 prize for portraiture, The RP Award. All works shown in the Annual Exhibition will be eligible. The award will be made to the artist whose work best represents the year’s chosen theme – which for the inaugural year, 2018, is ‘Friends’.…

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