Benjamin Hope Elected to Membership

Benjamin Hope was elected to membership at the 2021 Annual General Meeting. He is one of only two new members of the Society this year. Artists’ work is assessed over a long period by the whole membership of the Society as part of the process of becoming a member of the Royal Society of Portrait…

Self portrait by Kathryn Kynoch exhibited Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2021

Kathryn Kynoch elected to Membership

Kathryn Kynoch was elected to membership at the 2021 Annual General Meeting. She is one of only two new members elected to the Society this year. To become a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters an artist’s work is assessed over a long period by the whole membership of the Society. This year…

Winner of the 2020 Small Portrait Prize

Small Portraits at the RP

This year the Royal Society of Portrait Painters awarded a new prize for the best small portrait. This prize attracted a cohort of diverse and intriguing submissions as well as an increased amount of attention from our visitors. Not only did they pause to spend time with this collection of small portraits, but they also…

Richard Foster 'The Inglis Family'

Top Portrait Painters 2019

We used our  Portrait Commissions Service to identify the most sought-after artists. Four Artists stood out in 2019; Two Member artists and two exhibiting artists top the most sought-after portrait artists during our Annual Exhibition. Richard Foster came out top among the Members. He exhibited four portrait commissions, two of which were family group portraits. …

One to watch Evgeny Grouzdev

Evgeny Grouzdev Born in 1975 in Kurgan, the Urals, Evgeny started painting at the age of 5. He was one of the most distinguished young artists to have graduated with Merit from Shadr Art College in Ekaterinburg (the Urals) and Full Honours from the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. Evgeny specializes primarily in portrait…

Phoebe Dickinson, portrait painter, at work a Houghton Hall painting the Cholmondeley Children.

One to watch, Phoebe Dickinson

Phoebe trained at Charles H Cecil Studios, Florence Italy, Lavender Hill Studios (now called London fine arts studio), London, The Prince’s Drawing School, London and studied Print Making at The Heatherley School of Fine Art, London. She is inspired by the work of John Singer Sargent, Corot and William Nicholson. Phoebe has exhibited with The…