Emma Hopkins – wins BP Young Artist Award

Self-taught, her training was in prosthetics, and initially discouraged from becoming an artist, Emma Hopkins wins another accolade. Last night at the National Portrait Gallery,  Emma Hopkins won the £9,000 Young Artist Award for ‘Sophie and Carla’, a portrait that depicts the photographer Sophie Mayanne and her pet dog. The judges liked the way negative…

New Member Tim Benson

We are delighted to announce Tim Benson as the newest member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters! Benson has been exhibiting with the RP for over ten years and is a wonderful addition to the society. Apart from a commitment to the art of portraiture itself, Benson is committed to building awareness through painting,…

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…

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…

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…

Miriam Escofet 'An Angel at my Table'

Two exhibitors on BP Portrait Award shortlist

Two of the four artists shortlisted for the National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Award have also selected for our Annual Portrait Exhibition at Mall Galleries in May: Congratulations to Miriam Escofet and Ania Hobson, see a short Interview with Ania Hobson. Members, including  Antony Williams and Neale Worley will also be exhibiting.     Image: Miriam Escofet ‘An Angel at my Table’ …