Anthony Connolly,  President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, trained at Goldsmiths.

He has work in many public and private collections including the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, West Point Military Academy; and Rhodes House and Campion Hall, both in Oxford.

Anthony is also an experienced teacher and runs occasional drawing and painting courses; his book, ‘Painting Portraits’ is published by the Crowood Press.




20 x 16 inches £4,500
24 x 20 inches £5,000
30 x 25 inches £6,500
36 x 28 inches £7,500
40 x 30 inches £8,500
50 x 40 inches £10,000
60 x 40 inches £15,000


Pencil and Charcoal

20 x 16 inches £1,400
20 x 24 inches £1,700
36 x 28 inches £2,200


20 x 16 inches £2,800


This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel, and accommodation expenses are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.


The process of making a portrait always begins with a discussion. Consideration is given to all the elements that the picture might eventually contain. I generally require 3- 8 sittings and prefer to work entirely from life but I do realise that the sitter may not always be able to make the necessary commitment and so I am prepared to make use of photographic reference.

I am not currently registered for VAT.


  • 2004 The Prince of Wales Prize for Portrait Drawing
  • 2009 The Changing Faces Prize
  • 2012 The Prince of Wales Prize for Portrait Drawing
  • 2014 The AXA award for Drawing, Royal Hibernian Academy
  • 2015 Finalist ING Drawing Bursary
  • 2016 Drawing Award, Royal West of England Academy
  • 2021 Arts Council Award


Magdi Yacoub OM. The Royal Collection

Gerard Hughes, Master. Campion Hall, Oxford

Wasim Sajjad. Rhodes House, Oxford

John Seymour, 19th Duke of Somerset & family

Maj. General Michael J. Conrad. West Point Military Academy

Dr Victoria Bateman. Girton College, Cambridge

Baron Spicer of Cropthorne

Adrian Aylward, Headmaster. Stonyhurst College

Giles Mercer, Headmaster. Stonyhurst College

Sarah  Thomas, Headmistress. Bryanston School




Commission a portrait by Anthony Connolly President RP