Sir Brian Leveson’s portrait

 Mark  Roscoe, who was commissioned to paint this portrait, considered adding a liver bird to the bookshelves but felt that making a mythical bird look real might not have worked. Instead, the liver bird appears on the robes Sir Brian wears where it is holding liver seaweed.  A liver bird is a mythical creature and…

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New Member Tim Benson

We are delighted to announce Tim Benson as the newest member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters! Benson has been exhibiting with the RP for over ten years and is a wonderful addition to the society. Apart from a commitment to the art of portraiture itself, Benson is committed to building awareness through painting,…

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Well-Known Figures at the Private View

Celebrities and portraits mingle, see Photographer, Edward Lloyd’s photos in his Diary News The country’s most knowledgeable portrait aficionados descended on the Mall Galleries in London’s The Mall for the Private View of the annual Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, to admire this prestigious show of over 200 recent portraits.  It celebrates the diversity…

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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…

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What the Press have picked up…

The National Press has already picked up on our 2019 exhibition.  The Times picked out two lovely portraits, ‘Rose at Houghton’ by Phoebe Dickinson and Miriam Escofet’s ‘Portrait with Chinoiserie Wallpaper’ and the Independent carries a piece on Anthony Connolly‘s portrait of the academic Dr Bateman who made headlines with her Brexit leaves Britain Naked…

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