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…

Leonard McComb Sargent Bert Bowers

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,…

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…

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…

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Private View 2018 where our new members were announced

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…