Robin-Lee Hall PPRP

ABOUT ROBIN-LEE Robin-Lee studied at Saint Martins’ School of Art and Kingston University. She is an award-winning portrait painter and Past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. As well as oils, she works in the specialist medium of egg tempera, an early Renaissance painting technique that gives portraits a depth and luminosity, quite…

Valeriy Gridnev RP PS ROI

ABOUT VALERIY Valeriy Gridnev was born in Russia in 1956.  He studied at the Art College in Sverdlovsk  1976 – 1980, and then at the Ural Repin St.Peterburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture 1983-1990. For his graduation project “The Early Years” he won  the USSR Academy of Arts’ Gold Medal.  He then…

David Graham RP

ABOUT DAVID GRAHAM I was born in 1926, and Studied at Hammersmith School of Art, St Martin’s School of Art and Royal College of Art (1st Class Diploma). I did my War Service with the Grenadier Guards, Stars in Battledress and Royal Army Education Corp 1944 – 1948.I taught art atWimbledon School of Art, Medway…

Richard Foster President RP

ABOUT RICHARD Richard Foster was born in 1945 and brought up in Norfolk. He was educated at Harrow School, Studio Simi and the British Institute in Florence, Trinity College Oxford and the City and Guilds of London Art School; not forgetting the influence of his friends and contemporaries!  He has been a Member of the…

Andrew Festing PPRP MBE

ABOUT ANDREW Festing was born in 1941 he educated at Ampleforth College and RMA Sandhurst. He was commissioned into The Rifle Brigade where he served until 1969. Festing worked at Sotheby’s in 1969 and was head of the British Pictures Department from 1977-1981, where he became Sotheby’s chief expert for British Pictures, with and extensive…

Simon Davis RP RBSA

ABOUT SIMON Simon Davis was born in 1968 in Stratford Upon Avon. In 2008, he was runner up in the BP Portrait award and that same year was elected as a RP. He is currently Vice-President . He divides his time between portrait painting and comic book illustration for the cult British comic 2000ad and his…

Sam Dalby RP

ABOUT SAM Sam was educated at Harrogate College of Arts and Technology, and Cleveland College of Art and Design. Sam has exhibited in the 2003 BP Portrait Award, was shortlisted for the Bulldog Bursary in 2009, and has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters since 2010. Sam was elected as a Member of…

Saied Dai RP NEAC

ABOUT SAIED DAI Saied Dai is Persian by birth, born in Tehran in 1958 and came to England at the age of six. He began his seven years of art training at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design and shortly after was awarded a place at the Royal Academy of Arts where he…

Anthony Connolly RP

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…

David Cobley RP NEAC

ABOUT DAVID David has been drawing and painting since early childhood. He trained at Northampton and Liverpool Schools of Art before spending several years in Japan. In 1989 he was shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award and elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1997, serving as its Honorary Secretary for…