David Caldwell RP

ABOUT DAVID David Caldwell was born in Helensburgh in the West of Scotland in 1977. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1994-98) and the Royal Drawing School (2003-05). He has won several awards and residencies for painting including the prestigious Bulldog Bursary from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Founder’s Purchase…

z George Bruce PPRP retired

ABOUT GEORGE BRUCE Bruce believes that his facility to convey texture and fleeting expressions of the human face arises from his parallel pursuit of painting landscapes, still lifes and drawings, where the rapidly changing effects of light in nature are supremely critical. As an artist Bruce strives to achieve a true likeness of his sitters…

Keith Breeden RP

ABOUT KEITH I was born in 1956. Raised in Cheshire. I now live with my wife & children in Mid Wales. I have always drawn & painted. I have no formal art education: what I know, I know through working & studying the work of others. COMMISSIONS P.O.A METHOD OF WORKING Time with the sitter…

Paul Brason RP

ABOUT PAUL Born in 1952, I spent most of my childhood growing up in a village in the Kent countryside. Drawing was part of my life from a very early age so it was no surprise that I eventually found myself at Camberwell Art School and life as I now know it really began. I…

Jane Bond RP NEAC

ABOUT JANE After a 2-year Foundation Course at St. Martin’s School of Art, Jane became an Assistant to Edward Delaney, a well known scenic artist, who painted most of his backcloths on the studio floor in the continental manner. She worked on scenery for everything from Grand Opera to Bertram Mills’ circus !  Jane wanted…

Alastair Adams PPRP

ABOUT ALASTAIR Alastair initially trained as an illustrator through which he developed his interest in figurative and portrait painting. In the years since, he has established a strong reputation as a commissioned portrait artist, his dynamic but natural and unassuming portraits earning him many high profile commissions both in the UK and overseas. Alastair became…

The Ondaatje Prize For Portraiture

The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture is sponsored by Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE OC and the Ondaatje Foundation, this generous prize of £10,000 plus the Society’s Gold Medal is awarded for the most distinguished portrait of the year. The Prize was launched in 1995 and took the form of a commission to paint H.M. The Queen,…