Geoffrey Hayzer RP

ABOUT GEOFFREY I studied Graphic Design at St Martin’s School of Art, London. I went on to work for 12 years in design groups and advertising agencies, managing several high profile accounts in both London and Paris. Upon my return to London in 1993 I decided to fulfil my long-term ambition and began to paint…

Robin-Lee Hall PRP

ABOUT ROBIN-LEE I studied Fine Art Painting at Saint Martins School of Art and Kingston. I work almost exclusively in the very exacting and ancient medium of egg tempera, using powdered pigment and mixing it with the yolk of a hen’s egg. I build up many layers of colour to create a unique depth. It’s…

Valeriy Gridnev RP PS ROI

ABOUT VALERIY Valeriy Gridnev was born in Russia in 1956.  He studied at the Art College in Sverdlovsk1976 – 1980, and then Ural Repin St.Peterburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture 1983-1990. His graduation project “The Early Years” won The Gold Medal of USSR Academy of Arts.  He then at St. Petersburg Academy of Art’s ‘Postgraduate Creative Studio’. Valeriy  now lives and works…

Joseph Galvin Assoc RP

ABOUT JOSEPH GALVIN Born Wales 1976. I studied Art Foundation at Carmarthen, and graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Canterbury school of Art (KIAD) in 2000. After graduating I continued to develop an art practice with drawing from direct observation at its core. With a strong interest in the human form, portraiture became…

Richard Foster President RP

ABOUT RICHARD FOSTER Richard Foster was born in 1945 and brought up in Norfolk. He was educated at Harrow School, Studio Simi and the British Institute in Florence, Trinity College Oxford and the City and Guilds of London Art School; not forgetting the influence of his friends and contemporaries!  He has been a Member of…

Miriam Escofet Assoc RP

ABOUT MIRIAM Miriam Escofet was born in Barcelona in 1967 and moved to the UK in 1979. The daughter of artists, she grew up surrounded by the rich visual lexicon of art. She graduated in 3D Design from Brighton School of Art in 1991. The making process was her first love and is still at…

Sam Dalby RP

ABOUT SAM DALBY Sam was educated at Harrogate College of Arts and Technology, and Cleveland College of Art and Design. Sam has exhibited in the 2003 BP Portrait Award, was shortlisted for the Bulldog Bursary in 2009, and has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters since 2010. Sam was elected as a Member…

Saied Dai RP NEAC

ABOUT SAIED DAI Saied Dai is Persian by birth, Saied Dai was born in Tehran in 1958 and came to England at the age of six. He began his seven years of art training at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design and shortly after was awarded a place at the Royal Academy of…

Anthony Connolly RP

ABOUT ANTHONY CONNOLLY Anthony Connolly trained at Goldsmith’s College. He now lives with his family in Wiltshire. For several years he has exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition at Mall Galleries. Before becoming a full time painter Anthony taught for several years and still runs drawing and painting courses. He has…

David Cobley RP NEAC

ABOUT DAVID David has been drawing and painting since early childhood. He trained at Northampton and Liverpool Schools of Art before spending several years in Japan. In 1989 he was shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award and elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1997, serving as its Honorary Secretary for…