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…

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…

Emma Hopkins, Robert and Martha 103x60cm oil on polyester

Skin is this year’s RP Award Theme

The RP Award: The Royal Society of Portrait Painters is delighted to offer a £2,000 prize for portraiture, The RP Award. All works shown in the Annual Exhibition will be eligible. The award will be made to the artist whose work best represents the year’s chosen theme – which for 2019 is ‘Skin’. The judges will be…