Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC 'H M The Queen'

Ben Sullivan Portrait of The Queen unveiled

This commission for Benjamin Sullivan celebrates the RAF Club’s 100th Anniversary.  He has been working on it since February 2018. The portrait includes a number of personal links between Benjamin and this commission. If you look in the background you will see a Spitfire – ‘S’ for ‘Strike’ – from 253 Squadron from which the artist’s grandfather,…

Martin Yeoman RP NEAC

ABOUT MARTIN An accomplished portrait painter and draughtsman, Yeoman has undertaken many notable portrait commissions, including HM The Queens Grandchildren, Sir Alan Hodgkin OM, Dr Courtney Phillips, Sir James Whyte Black and a young Edward Sheeran (Ed Sheeran) and Mathew Sheeran. Most recently he was commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales to paint D-Day…

James Hague RP

ABOUT JAMES James was born in 1970 in Nottingham. He studied Fine art at The University of Northumbria at Newcastle and Paining at the Royal College of Art. He lives and works in East London and Copenhagen. COMMISSIONS JAMES HAGUE PRICE GUIDE PRICES POA This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel…

Frances Bell RP

ABOUT FRANCES Frances was born in Cambridge, England in 1983. At the age of 18 she left England to pursue a classical training in Florence at Charles. H. Cecil Studios in 2004, having a prime interest in figurative classical styles. She trained there for three years and continued her association with the school, by teaching…

2019 Call for Portrait Entries

Call for Entries

Unlike other portrait exhibitions, this exhibition is rigorously selected by professional portrait painters who themselves have been elected by their peers to the Society

Take this opportunity to enter your portrait for an important international exhibition, where you could enjoy

    • peer recognition
    • higher profile
    • prizes
    • commissions enquiries



Self portrait by artist Jason Sullivan

The late Jason Sullivan

We were deeply saddened to learn that RP member Jason Sullivan died unexpectedly on August 25th, 2018, at Southampton General Hospital, aged 60. Jason started his Foundation Art studies at Grimsby College of Technology in 1974, and graduated from his Fine Art degree at Sheffield Polytechnic in 1979. In 1991 Jason won second prize in…

The RP Award

The £2,000 RP Award is made to the artist whose work best represents the year’s chosen theme – which for this inaugural year, 2018, is ‘Friends’. The judges sought the most interesting and engaging interpretation of the idea of ‘Friends’ within the parameters of portraiture.   Saied Dai won the 2018 prize for  his painting 'Sisters'

Contemporary Arts Trust Award

The Contemporary Arts Trust’s objective is to assist deserving artists who show promise; to encourage them to remain in the arts and continue on their creative journey. Contemporary Arts Trust encourages every discipline within the Fine Applied Arts. Since its formation, the Trust has given more than £375,000 in prizes and awards. Contemporary Arts Trust is…