Leonard McComb, Doris-Lessing

Dr. Leonard McComb

Dr. Leonard McComb, RA, HonRP, HonRWS  3rd August 1930 – 19th June 2018 I am saddened to tell everyone that that most distinguished artist Len McComb has passed away. As a Post-graduate student at the RA Schools between 1977-80. I had the good fortune to meet and to talk about painting and sculpture with him,…

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…

Self Portrait by Michael Noakes

The Late Michael Noakes

Michael Noakes . 1933- 30 May 2018 Guardian Obituary  Times Obituary Telegraph Obituary   and something from our records… Merlin Stewart  recording an interview with Michael Noakes in 2014   Noakes watched as aides whisked away the President’s glass of cola each time a stranger entered, in case it might be mistaken for whiskey.  Such…

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…

Miriam Escofet 'An Angel at my Table' BP Portrait_Award

Winner!

Associates of the RP have numbered among the winners of the BP Portrait Award on many occasions, including last year’s winner Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC, the 2010 winner Daphne Todd OBE PPRP NEAC, and the 1996 winner James Hague RP. This year, we are delighted to announce that the overall winner of the BP Portrait…

James Hague receiving Ondaatje Award from Dr Xavier Bray

Three New Member Artists announced

Each year, after the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters winds to a close, the Members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters gather together to review the portfolios of exhibitors who have applied successfully to become Candidates  in a bid to take the next step and to become a full member…

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…