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 Jnr. and Max Wall painted by June Mendoza, rubs shoulders with the playwright John Osborne painted by Jane Bond. Sue Ryder has portrayed actress Tilda Swinton and Andrew Festing’s portrait of actress Celia Imrie is of special interest. John Wonnacott has painted actor Oliver Ford Davies, James Hague’s portrait of actor David Morrissey and Toby Wiggins’s portrait of author Ronald Blythe were also on show. There was also a drawing by the President of the RP, Richard Foster, of the screenwriter Lord Fellowes.
Were the Royal Society of Portrait Painters portfolios to encourage portrait commissions and give people a broader perspective on the range of artists’ work available.
The Season Continues with our Annual Exhibition
Our Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London, is the major showcase for recent portraiture featuring some 200 portraits by over 100 artists.