Painting and drawing became a therapeutic way to distract us from the unprecedented role that Covid-19 assumed in our lives. However, whilst picking up a paintbrush for the first time may seem like a newfound hobby for some, it is a grueling, albeit rewarding means of income for others. So what happened when lockdown…Details
Emmeline Downie in conversation with Sylvia Mac (@love_disfigure)
Videography by Callum Hale-Thomson
‘Love Disfigure’ by Alastair Adams
Upon initial viewing, Tomas Clayton’s “Worlds End Lane” is strikingly uncanny and enigmatic. It is not an innocuous scene. There is palpable tension and discomfort existing between the characters and the viewer. We are left forging imaginary relationships, trying to make sense of this odd triple portrait. Despite the Edwardian dress, for Clayton this…Details
Suzanne Gibbs on her painting ‘Facing It’ Interview by Emmeline Downie ED: Hello, Suzanne. Thank you for agreeing to speak to me about your portrait ‘Facing It’. To begin, I am interested in the specific reason you chose to paint your sister in this way – is it to challenge preconceived ideas of female…Details
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and Mall Galleries are delighted to announce the Prizes & Awards from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2020. Congratulations to all artists who have been awarded prizes by our generous prize givers. The exhibition is open at Mall Galleries until Saturday 26 September. Book Your Tickets…Details
. Commissioning a portrait is a special experience. It is surprisingly easy and very enjoyable. ‘Seeing a likeness of somebody you love so much, created for you…you have that to cherish…I love it! The portrait was commissioned by Jessica’s Mother, Anna who had been thinking about it for a while but was struggling…Details
The opportunity to visit Andrew James and David Caldwell in their studios to see them demonstrate the painting of a self portrait was so popular and there were so many requests to see them again that we have put a links up for you. Watch and learn about portrait painting as two of our…Details
The self portrait features strongly in our Annual Exhibition Inspired by this, we invite you to join us. Take some time away from the screen, and sit in front of a mirror instead. Draw, paint, sculpt a likeness, or a representation of yourself and share your images with us @mallgalleries on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MallGalleriesDrawsOurselves or email them to…Details
We are delighted to present the first part of our 2020 annual exhibition online. There will be new works added over the coming weeks until May.
The original May dates of the exhibition have not proved possible but we hope to reschedule. For updates please subscribe to our Newsletter or follow us on social media.