Date(s) - Saturday, January 11, 2020 - Sunday, February 23, 2020
A large number of celebrities are featured in this exhibition. Sammy Davis Jnr., painted by June Mendoza, rubs shoulders with the playwright John Osborne painted by Jane Bond, Sue Ryder has portrayed actress Tilda Swinton and there is a drawing by the President of the RP, Richard Foster, of the screenwriter Lord Fellowes.
Andrew Festing’s portrait of actress Celia Imrie is of special interest as she hails from Guildford. John Wonnacott ‘s portrait of Oliver Ford Davies, John Hague’s portrait of actor David Morrissey and Toby Wiggins’s portrait of author Ronald Blythe are also on show.
Melissa Scott-Miller’s portrait of Suzannah Hamilton, links nicely with the works in the gallery next door by Suzannah’s great grandfather Sir William Orpen.
This show features actors, comedians, musicians, dancers, models, playwrights and burlesque artistes by current members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
The President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Richard Foster, says “The Society are delighted to be showing at Watts Gallery at the same time as Sir William Orpen, one of our Past Presidents.
Image: David Morrissey by James Hague