16 April 2015 to 1 May 2015

10am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Tuesdays

(closed all day on Sunday 26 April)

Main Gallery, North Gallery & Threadneedle Space

Admission £3, £2.50 concession. Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, National Art Pass holders and under 18s

Something to talk about 

Complementing this annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, which showcases some of the most outstanding and innovative portraits by artists working in Great Britain and around the world today, is a brand NEW prize, ‘Conversations’, generously sponsored by Seven Investment Management. Worth £15,000 to the winning artist, ‘Conversations’ adds a further dimension to this high profile and popular exhibition, which includes new work by member artists, as well as paintings selected from open submission.

The exhibition encourages subjects ranging from informal sketches of friends and family to large-scale commissions and well-known faces. All are painted or drawn in a wide variety of styles and media.

See the Shortlist for the 'Conversations' Prize now

Something to look at 

This year, there will also be an opportunity to view a selection of members’ works from the People’s Portraits collection, housed at Girton College, Cambridge.

Prizes include the prestigious £10,000 Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture and Gold Medal for the most outstanding portrait in the exhibition, the £3,000 de Laszlo Foundation Prize and Silver Medal for an artist under 35, £2,000 Burke's Peerage Foundation Prize for the most 'classically inspired' portrait in the exhibition, the £2,000 Prince of Wales Drawing Prize and the £15,000 Seven Investment Management’s ‘Conversations’ Prize.

View the Prize Winners

Something to do 

For those inspired by what they discover, our Commissions Consultants are available in the Galleries throughout the exhibition.

Mall Galleries talk on Portrait Painters in the Studio by Sarah Jane Moon on Tuesday 28 April, 2pm.

Booking essential.

 

Banner image: Brendan Kelly RP - Fabio (detail)

Exhibiting artists

Jennifer Anderson
Nathalie Beauvillian Scott
Olga Bodrova
Peter Bowen
Martin Brooks
John Burke
Carl Chapple
Tomas Clayton
Belinda Crozier
Merrie Curtis-Fuller
Lantian D
Helen Davison
Michele Del Campo
Susana Derossi
Ajay Deshpande
Pheobe Dickinson
Paul Harber
Julia Hawkins
Peter Holt
Florence Houston
Tom Hughes
Toby Hunt
Hero Johnson
Jiri Keller
Phillip King
George Lawrence-Brown
Edward Lawrenson
Elena Lelen
Helen Lloyd-Elliot
David Maiden
Kenny McKendry
A K Newington
Ashley Ogilvy
Tanvi Pathare
Helen Perkins
Sophie Ploeg
Paulina Pluto
Caroline Poole
Emily Porter-Salmon
Nigel Rose
Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco
Charlie Schaffer
Teri Anne Scoble
Fiona Scott
Kim Scouller
Sue Side
Liane Stevenson
Yanko Tihov
Stella Tooth
Nicole Michelle Tully
Nikolaos Tzoumas
Marco Ventura
Mark Walter
Colin Watson
Graeme Wilcox

Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition

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Salena Jones, Jazz Singer

June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI

Oil
168 cm x 92 cm
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NG 2

Nicole Michelle Tully

Oil
25 cm x 25 cm
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Margaret

David R Newens

Oil
88 cm x 63 cm
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Susie

David R Newens

Oil
51 cm x 41 cm
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A Smoke Break

Tanvi Pathare

Oil
130 cm x 80 cm
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Sir David Scholey

Tom Phillips PS RP

Pencil
40 cm x 32 cm
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Paul

Sophie Ploeg

Oil
54 cm x 44 cm
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Danny

Anastasia Pollard RP

Oil
28 cm x 24 cm
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Self Portrait

Anastasia Pollard RP

Oil
28 cm x 24 cm
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Caroline

Caroline Poole

Oil
46 cm x 36 cm
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Blue Orchid

Emily Porter-Salmon

Acrylic
90 cm x 60 cm
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"Detail from a Larger Scene"

Mark Roscoe RP

Oil
52 cm x 62 cm
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Portrait of a Man

Nigel Rose

Charcoal
60 cm x 42 cm
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General Sir John Swinton with his Daughter Tilda

Susan Ryder RP NEAC

Oil
104 cm x 114 cm
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Nixie, Mirabel and Grace Walduck

Susan Ryder RP NEAC

Oil
125 cm x 97 cm
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Stephen

Charlie Schaffer

Oil
39 cm x 36 cm
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Henry (Young Farmer)

Fiona Scott

Oil
113 cm x 93 cm
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Hugh Williams

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
84 cm x 72 cm
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Self Portrait

Kim Scouller

Oil
30 cm x 30 cm
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Will

Sue Side

Graphite
39 cm x 47 cm
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Benedict.2.

Liane Stevenson

Oil
84 cm x 69 cm
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Hilary

Liane Stevenson

Oil
51 cm x 51 cm
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Isobel and Bertie

Jeff Stultiens RP

Oil
81 cm x 61 cm
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David Oelman

Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC

Pencil and conté
68 cm x 50 cm
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Sir Colin Lucas

Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC

Pencil and conté
72 cm x 48 cm

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Special event
16 April 2015 to 19 April 2015
Emerging Artists, Emma Hopkins and Sarah Jane Moon give us a glimpse into the inner workings behind the finished portrait.
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Artist Workshop
23 April 2015
Spend the day studying portrait drawing with Robin-Lee Hall PRP
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Lecture
28 April 2015
Illustrated talk by Bulldog Bursary winner Sarah-Jane Moon
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Artist Workshop
30 April 2015
Spend the day studying portrait drawing with Antony Williams RP NEAC PS.