Andrew Festing RP The Actor Celia Imrie
Andrew Festing RP The Actor Celia Imrie (detail)

The Show Goes On

Featuring actors, comedians, musicians, dancers, models, playwrights and burlesque artistes painted by current members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Portrait by Peter Brown
Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI RP Hon RBA

Annual Exhibition 2020

Online now

A celebration of the very best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally.

Alastair Adams ‘Girish Sethna, note-taker’ (2008)
Alastair Adams ‘Girish Sethna, note-taker’ (2008)

PEOPLE’S PORTRAIT COLLECTION

Girton College, Cambridge

The People’s Portrait Collection was mounted in 2000 as a millenial exhibition. The idea was to represent ordinary people from all walks of life, and thereby offer a picture of the United Kingdom as it moved from the 20th century into the 21st.

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Annual Exhibition open online now

We are delighted to present the first part of our 2020 annual exhibition online. There will be new works added over the coming weeks until May. The original May dates of the exhibition have not proved possible but we hope to reschedule. For updates please subscribe to our Newsletter or follow us on social media.

PORTRAIT SEASON: PART ONE ‘THE SHOW GOES ON’

 A season of Portraiture 'The Show Goes On' came to Mall Galleries. Following a very successful launch at Watts Gallery, Guildford, this exhibition has been invited to show at the West End.  It featured actors, comedians, musicians, dancers, models, playwrights and burlesque artistes by current members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Sammy Davis…

‘The Show Goes On’ Coming to London 3 to 29 March 2020

Mall Galleries The Mall by Traflalgar Square London SW1 10am-5pm. Entry Free   This show features actors, comedians, musicians, dancers, models, playwrights and burlesque artistes painted by current members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, using a breadth of stylistic and intellectual approaches. It was inspired by  2019 ‘loan painting’ of Lillie Langtry (actress)…