Dab Hands at the RP

In almost every portrait at this year’s annual exhibition there was a pair of interesting hands. Manicured, rugged, wizened or spritely, hands often reveal a lot about their owner. Whilst focusing in on hands is not a particularly new practice for art enthusiasts, it’s always worth revisiting this topic and analysing all that hands have…

It’s All in the Details

The notion of portraiture traditionally makes us think of solemn faces, straightened posture and a severe sense of formality, but such a notion is bound to short change us of the boundless possibilities that portraiture offers. Whilst a person may lay centre to the painting, it is rare for them to be uninterrupted. What is…

Painting During a Pandemic

Painting and drawing became a therapeutic way to distract us from the unprecedented role that Covid-19 assumed in our lives. However, whilst picking up a paintbrush for the first time may seem like a newfound hobby for some, it is a grueling, albeit rewarding means of income for others.    So what happened when lockdown…