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A portrait of a child with her teddy bear commissioned by her parents
Simon Davis 'Daisy'

COMMISSION

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Self portrait in oil, winner of the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture 2020
Frances Bell 'Self'

Prizes and Awards 2021

 

including The William Lock Portrait Prize worth £20,000

Saied Dai, 'Portrait of the Artist's Wife'
Saied Dai, 'Portrait of the Artist's Wife'

CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

Call for entries for the RP Annual Exhibition 2022

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Prince Of Wales’ Award