Professor Shitij Kapur by Paul Brason RP

Paul Brason’s portrait of Professor Kapur

Paul Brason, having just completed his portrait for Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London commented “ Shitij Kapur was certainly a charismatic sitter, taking a lively interest in the whole process of building a likeness through to the different ways a person’s character can be communicated to the viewer. We had many interesting…

John Walton painting a portrait of Stuart Thorne

Commissioning a portrait

   Five easy steps to commissioning a portrait   1 The brief The brief is just a list of all the practical details which relate to your commission. The things to think about are: Subject. What is to be in it Size.  If you measure a space,  please be aware that artists normally talk about the…

'Wasim Sajjad' by Anthony Connolly for the Rhodes Trust, 2016

Wasim Sajjad honoured; Rhodes Trust portrait

The Rhodes Trust have commissioned a portrait through the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in order to honour Wasim Sajjad’s contribution both to The Rhodes Trust and to Pakistan. They selected the artist  Anthony Connolly RP  from among the portfolio of possible artists to create this portrait. The Rhodes Trust supports Scholars, selected from around the…

Robbie Wraith Still Life with paint tubes

Robbie Wraith London Show

Robbie Wraith, Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters,  has been invited to exhibit his work at the Triforium, The Temple Church London EC4Y7BR  following his well received portrait of the Lord Chief Justice for the Middle Temple. The exhibition will run from from 18th October to 6th November, subject to church timetables. Please…

Mall Galleries, London SW1

London a world leading centre for portraiture

The UK’s special place in portraiture may date back as far as the reformation. At this time a sudden decline in commissioned religious art, due to the newly austere interiors of religious buildings, meant that artists had to diversify into different genres.  This coincided with a new aspirant middle class, created by the redistribution of…

Jason Walker 'Rowlands'

Jason Walker, Prince, print & pool

The Jubilee Pool in Penzance Cornwall was officially reopened by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, 81 years after its completion in 1935 to mark King George V’s Silver Jubilee. Jason Walker is a trustee for the pool was introduce to the Prince as part of the official visit. Jason has painted the pool many times and has produced limited…