Photo Must Be Credited ©Edward Lloyd/Alpha Press 080000 08/05/2019 Basia Briggs with ÔRose at HoughtonÕ by Phoebe Dickinson at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition Private View 2019 held at the Mall Galleries in The Mall, London.

Well-Known Figures at the Private View

Celebrities and portraits mingle, see Photographer, Edward Lloyd’s photos in his Diary News The country’s most knowledgeable portrait aficionados descended on the Mall Galleries in London’s The Mall for the Private View of the annual Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, to admire this prestigious show of over 200 recent portraits.  It celebrates the diversity…

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…

Peter Kuhfeld 'The Executive Chef' winner of the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture

2019 Prize winners are…

Peter Kuhfeld RP NEAC, Winner of The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture – £10,000 The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture is sponsored by Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE OC and the Ondaatje Foundation, this generous prize of a £10,000 cheque plus the Society’s Gold Medal is awarded for the most distinguished portrait of the year. Kuhfeld was born in…

Sophie and Carla by Emma Hopkins -detail. Shortlisted for BP Portrait Award

BP Portrait Award Shortlist

Three out of four in the 2019 BP Portrait Award shortlist!   Emma Hopkins is a Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Hopkins wants to understand as much as she can about what it means to be human. She explains “We are not just the clothed person we present to the world. We…

The Times, cutting about our 2019 Portrait Exhibition

What the Press have picked up…

The National Press has already picked up on our 2019 exhibition.  The Times picked out two lovely portraits, ‘Rose at Houghton’ by Phoebe Dickinson and Miriam Escofet’s ‘Portrait with Chinoiserie Wallpaper’ and the Independent carries a piece on Anthony Connolly‘s portrait of the academic Dr Bateman who made headlines with her Brexit leaves Britain Naked…

Jason Bowyer 'Self Portrait'

The Late Jason Bowyer

Jason Bowyer PPNEAC PS RP (1957-2019) Jason Bowyer was a great many things to the art world: a talented painter, draughtsman, and passionate teacher, and of course; one of our members, as well as a member of The Pastel Society, and the New English Art Club, too.  He was Past President of the New English…

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,…

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…