CRITICAL WRITING PRIZE 2024

OUR CRITICAL WRITING PRIZE 2024 IS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!     “The RP is portrait painting central & it seemed really obvious to engage with people who are interested in and might like to write about portrait painting. We’re trying to encourage those with ideas and views about any aspect of the contemporary portrait…

WILLIAM LOCK PORTRAIT PRIZE PAST WINNERS

Images: Tania Rivilis, ‘Kupka’s Dog’ (2022 prize winner) & ‘An Endless Summer Afternoon’ (2023 exhibition)   Hear from our 2022 & 23 William Lock Portrait Prize Winners: Tania Rivilis & RP Saied Dai …ahead of the 2024 annual exhibition   TANIA RIVILIS  WINNER OF THE WILLIAM LOCK PORTRAIT PRIZE 2022 (Image from 2023 exhibition) “I…

RP CRITICAL WRITING PRIZE

  RP CRITICAL WRITING PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCED   “The Royal Society of Portrait Painters launched the RP Critical Writing Prize in March this year. We invited submissions on any aspect of the contemporary painted portrait and particularly texts which are enquiring, provoking and jargon-free. The Judges; the art critic, Laura Gascoigne, Dr Alison Smith from…

Frances Bell | BBC NEWS

Image: Frances Bell, ‘Portrait of a Conversation/ Lockdown’   New Light Art: Prize shows depth of Northern talent, winner says Full article on BBC NEWS website The winner of a prestigious arts prize showcasing work from around the north of England has said it shows the “great depth” of the region’s talent. Frances Bell, 40,…

RP Commission Service I Luxurious Magazine

Image: Alastair Adams, ‘Peter & Helen Wellby’   Inside The Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Commission Service Full article on Luxurious Magazine website   Embark on an extraordinary and intrinsically personal Fine Art journey vis the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Portrait Commission Service, which provides exclusive access to the UK’s finest portrait painters.  King…

PAUL BRASON I THE NATIONAL NEWS

Image: Paul Brason, ‘Noor Inayat Khan’   Queen Camilla unveils portrait of ‘spy princess’ Noor Inayat Khan Full article on The National News website   British agent served in resistance in Nazi-occupied France and was killed at Dachau concentration camp. Queen Camilla unveiled a portrait of Second World War resistance agent Noor Inayat Khan at…

SAIED DAI I THE GUARDIAN

Image: Saied Dai, ‘Theresa May’   Saied Dai on his Theresa May portrait: ‘Thank God I didn’t have to paint Boris!’ Full article on The Guardian website   The garlanded artist reveals the ‘intimate and intense’ process of looking for the person behind the politician to make his surprisingly humanising painting of the former PM…