Call for Entries

Unlike other portrait exhibitions, this exhibition is rigorously selected by professional portrait painters who themselves have been elected by their peers to the Society

Take this opportunity to enter your portrait for an important international exhibition, where you could enjoy

    • peer recognition
    • higher profile
    • prizes
    • commissions enquiries



The late Jason Sullivan

We were deeply saddened to learn that RP member Jason Sullivan died unexpectedly on August 25th, 2018, at Southampton General Hospital, aged 60. Jason started his Foundation Art studies at Grimsby College of Technology in 1974, and graduated from his Fine Art degree at Sheffield Polytechnic in 1979. In 1991 Jason won second prize in…


Top Five Portrait Artists 2018

During the RP’s Annual Exhibitions, our commissions consultants are on-hand to assist visitors with their commission enquiries. Visitors usually ask for an artist by name, so by logging the number of enquiries for each artist, we worked out the most highly sought-after artists of 2018. Alastair Adams claims first place, receiving the most enquiries. Former President…


Dr. Leonard McComb

Dr. Leonard McComb, RA, HonRP, HonRWS  3rd August 1930 – 19th June 2018 I am saddened to tell everyone that that most distinguished artist Len McComb has passed away. As a Post-graduate student at the RA Schools between 1977-80. I had the good fortune to meet and to talk about painting and sculpture with him,…