Tom Phillips 'Professor Peter Goddard' portrait commission

Tom Phillips on painting portraits

We recently caught up with member Tom Phillips to discuss some of his memorable portraits. Tom has painted many interesting people; from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie. In 1989, Tom became only the second artist to have a retrospective of his portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. Painted portraiture is but one of Tom Phillips’…

Record entry for Annual Exhibition

There will be hot competition this year for a place at our Annual Exhibition as we received a record number of entries, 2493 in all.  This reflects an upward trend in works submitted online over the past few years (see below). Whether this reflects the increasing popularity of portraiture or better communications remains to be…

Peter Kuhfeld 'The Executive Chef' winner of the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture 2019

2019 Prize winners are…

Peter Kuhfeld RP NEAC, Winner of The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture – £10,000 The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture is sponsored by Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE OC and the Ondaatje Foundation, this generous prize of a £10,000 cheque plus the Society’s Gold Medal is awarded for the most distinguished portrait of the year. Kuhfeld was born in…

Ania Hobson at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Private View 2018

Portrait Private View in Pictures

Visitors Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ 2018 Private View Visitors Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ 2018 Private View Shawn McGovern with Xavier Bray and Richard Foster Recognising talent Michael Noakes portrait of ‘H.M.The Queen’ Michael Eavis with his portrait by June Mendoza James Hague receiving Ondaatje Award from Dr Xavier Bray John Burke with the…