ABOUT ANTHONY

Anthony Connolly trained at Goldsmith’s College. He was elected to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2009. He is currently the Society’s Honorary Secretary.

He has a studio at his home near Salisbury but is always pleased to travel to work with his subjects in their own homes or elsewhere.

Anthony is also an experienced teacher and runs occasional drawing and painting courses.

Anthony Connolly’s book, ‘Painting Portraits’ is published by the Crowood Press.

COMMISSIONS

ANTHONY CONNOLLY PRICE GUIDE

Oil
20 x 16 inches £3,400
24 x 20 inches £4,000
30 x 25 inches £6,000
36 x 28 inches £7,000
40 x 30 inches £8,000
50 x 40 inches £10,000
60 x 40 inches £15,000

Drawing
20 x 16 inches £1,200
20 x 24 inches £1,500
36 x 28 inches £2,000

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.

METHOD OF WORKING

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 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.

EXHIBITIONS

 

In recent years Anthony has exhibited regularly at:

  • The Royal Society of Portrait Painters
  • The Royal Hibernian Academy
  • The Royal Academy
  • The Royal West of England Academy

 

AWARDS

  • 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
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NOTABLE SITTERS

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