Paul Brason exhibition at Althorp

Paul Brason at Althorp Earl Spencer has invited Paul to hold an exhibition of his work at Althorp as part of the Althorp Literary Festival following the successful posthumous portrait Paul Brason painted of Spencer’s father. The choice of artist was made on the recommendation of Julian Fellowes of Downton fame.  Brason is exhibiting 36 works most…

Mark Roscoe with his portrait of Dr Archie Brain

New Member Mark Roscoe

New Member; Mark Roscoe’s career is on a roll. Mark Roscoe’s Self Portrait entry was used to advertise the 1998 BP Portrait Award, by 2012 he had started exhibiting with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.  Mark was soon noticed and won the Changing Faces commission. The resulting commissioned portrait was exhibited the following year and…

The hanging of the lawyers!

  Mark Roscoe’s portrait for the Faculty of Scottish Advocates.   Mark worked on this portrait of 32 members of bench and bar over eighteen months. If you look, you can see he has discretely included a portrait of himself in this work. Commissioned in 2013, it depicts the First Division courtroom in Parliament House,…

Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2016 at Mall Galleries

Top portrait painters 2016

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters is one of the largest and most prestigious organisations servicing  clients for commissioned portraiture in the UK. 230 of the best recent portraits were exhibited at the 2016 annual exhibition where the top portrait painters were:- (by popularity in alphabetical order) Paul Brason ‘Born in 1952, I spent most…

Portrait & Figure Workshops

Anthony Connolly will be running two workshops at the Summerleaze Gallery in East Knoyle, Wiltshire. The workshops last four days and the price includes lunches and refreshments.


Tuesday 29th March – Friday 1st April (incl.)                     £325


Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th July (incl.)                                £355

Alfred Bagnall & Sons Ltd support Painting

Famous for painting, albeit in a different field, Alfred Bagnall & Sons celebrated 140 years of trading last year by commissioning a portrait of their Chairman, John Bagnall. They chose Alastair Adams using this website “Since the establishment of our family business in 1875 by my great great grandfather, it has been traditional to commission…