A painting of a dentist by William Bowyer RA has been kindly gifted to the People’s Portraits Collection by the late artist’s family. The portrait, painted in the 1970’s, was unveiled at a reception at Girton College, Cambridge, by Vera and Jason Bowyer, William’s wife and son. A prolific painter of landscapes and portraits, William…Details
Five easy steps to commissioning a portrait 1 The brief The brief is just a list of all the practical details which relate to your commission. The things to think about are: Who and what is to be in the portrait. How big you would like it to be. Many portraits are designed…Details
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The Rhodes Trust have commissioned a portrait through the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in order to honour Wasim Sajjad’s contribution both to The Rhodes Trust and to Pakistan. They selected the artist Anthony Connolly RP from among the portfolio of possible artists to create this portrait. The Rhodes Trust supports Scholars, selected from around the…Details
Robbie Wraith, Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, has been invited to exhibit his work at the Triforium, The Temple Church London EC4Y7BR following his well received portrait of the Lord Chief Justice for the Middle Temple. The exhibition will run from from 18th October to 6th November, subject to church timetables. Please…Details
The UK’s special place in portraiture may date back as far as the reformation. At this time a sudden decline in commissioned religious art, due to the newly austere interiors of religious buildings, meant that artists had to diversify into different genres. This coincided with a new aspirant middle class, created by the redistribution of…Details
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Annual Exhibition, a snapshot of portraiture today, is held at Mall Galleries. The 2016 exhibition was very popular with considerable press coverage and increased visitor numbers. Six prizes were awarded to artists which were worth a combined total of over £20,000 See who won the top six portrait prizes. Many…Details
The Jubilee Pool in Penzance Cornwall was officially reopened by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, 81 years after its completion in 1935 to mark King George V’s Silver Jubilee. Jason Walker is a trustee for the pool was introduce to the Prince as part of the official visit. Jason has painted the pool many times and has produced limited…Details
Anthony Connolly will be running a life workshop in Wiltshire in September. Busy working days, attentive tuition, enjoyable company and good food are the main ingredients of these successful and popular events. The workshops run for four days, 10am to 4pm, lunch and refreshments are provided. There will be some teatime entertainment in the form…Details