Part of Richard Foster's installation for East Lexham Church Norfolk

Art for church

    Richard Foster’s installation of art for the church in East Lexham, Norfolk, will stir further interest when an exhibition of preliminary works opens. Richard’s traditional religious works use contemporary portraits in their biblical scenes.  Maybe, if you see this exhibition, you will be in the company of angels!   Exhibition opens 10:00am to 4:00pm…

David Cobley 'Made to Measure' portrait of a taylor in his work place for portrait exhibition at Mall Galleries 2017

About the 2017 portrait exhibition

Portrait Exhibition Royal Society of Portrait Painters 4 to 19 May 2017  Mall Galleries, London SW1 This prestigious exhibition at Mall Galleries in central London acts a fascinating barometer of current trends. It is curated from recent portraits by our Members together with the best work from an open entry. In 2017 the open entry attracted almost…

Simon Davis 'Open Eye Signal' a portrait of Aliona Andrianova

Focus on Simon Davis with Aliona Adrianova

Portrait photographer Aliona Adrianova has taken portraits of members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. These form part of her series on contemporary artists in the setting of their own studios. Here, the photographer sets out not only to capture the true personae of the artists as creators, but also to explore their special affinity…

Brushes, ready for the portrait commission

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This two-day intensive figure workshop in London is a unique opportunity to work from both a dancer/ life model and a live musician. Week one will start with a series of quick poses (musician playing, model moving) with the emphasis on responding to shape in an intuitive way. These poses will increase in time allowing…

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…

'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…