Portrait photographer Aliona Adrianova has taken portraits of members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. These form part of her series on contemporary artists in the setting of their own studios. Here, the photographer sets out not only to capture the true personae of the artists as creators, but also to explore their special affinity…Details
This two-day intensive figure workshop in London is a unique opportunity to work from both a dancer/ life model and a live musician. Week one will start with a series of quick poses (musician playing, model moving) with the emphasis on responding to shape in an intuitive way. These poses will increase in time allowing…Details
Paul Brason, having just completed his portrait for Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London commented “ Shitij Kapur was certainly a charismatic sitter, taking a lively interest in the whole process of building a likeness through to the different ways a person’s character can be communicated to the viewer. We had many interesting…Details
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: Subject. What is to be in it Size. If you measure a space, please be aware that artists normally talk about the…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