Final Selection has been announced.

Below is a list of the works selected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2021, alphabetical by artist surname.

Please read this list carefully, it numbers 122 works.

If your work has been selected, you will receive further details by email this week.

Note that the exhibition runs at Mall Galleries, London, from 6 to 15 May 2021.


Accepted Works

Alexander, Rupert - Peter Mandelson, Baron Mandelson PC

Alexander, Rupert - Jack Hudleston

Allen, Timothy Joseph - The Painter's Daughter

Aouni, Naima - Wabi-sabi #1

Arthurton, Thomas - Portrait of a Painter

Askheim, Hans - Ann

Axtell, David - Portrait of Renate Collins Kindertransport 80th Anniversary

Balding, Aldo - Mathilde

Bard, Chelsea - Intimations 2

Baseri, Zahra Akbari - Fatemeh

Bays, Caroline - Reflection with Postcards

Beckett, Stewart - Is it a Reflection

Bensly, Bryony - Henry's Birds

Bizzarri, Marco - Silente I

Bodden, Dominic - The Market Butcher

Borodina, Anastasia - Blockade Eyewitness

Braiden, Simon Thomas - Dame Maureen Lipman

Braiden, Simon Thomas - Portrait of a Boy

Brooks, Rupert - Anorak - A Self Portrait

Bucciarelli, Giulia - Enigma

Burdon, Martyn - Miles Jupp

Caldwell, Steve - Mr Fuller

Caldwell, Steve - Joe McGann

Callaway, Alex - Charlie

Calleja, Anna - Escape

Calver, Will - Self Portrait in Hat

Cannon, Steve - Man with Plant

Cervantes, Mario - Winter Evening

Cha, Chanel - Purety

Chew, Shona - Claudette Joseph

Chien, Stephen - Deb in Repose

Comoretti, Vania - Shadow

Crow, Eleanor - Phil Abel, Past Master of The Art Workers' Guild

Crozier, Belinda - Last Day of the Holiday Blues

DeCarlis, Angela - Eloise (The Teacup Painting)

Di Taranto, Davide - Manuel

Dickinson, Phoebe - Alethea

Dong, Congxian - A Pious Wish

Draisey, Mark - The Wine Merchant

Epshtein, Gila - Guy with Glasses

Fatih Gurbuz, Siya - Don't drink this water, you will turn into a goat

Field, Peter - Anna

Gammone, Roberto - Daniela Hates her Drawings

Garmon, Isabel - Nefer

Gironi, Fabiola - Metamorphosis

Goto, Komachi - Coco 2020

Gottrau, Marie-Pierre de - 10 Years After

Grgic-Dakovic, Rene - Mihaela

Hanbury, Clementine - Francesco

Harrison, Geoffrey - Self Portrait

Hawkins, Julia - Alice at the Table

He, Lihuai - Lavender

Herbert-Roche, Kate - Self Portrait in Red Shirt

Hillman, Aelfred - Brother by a Window

Holembivska, Anhelina - Self Portrait

Holt, Ruth - Self Portrait

Hope, Benjamin - Elizabeth #2

Hope, Benjamin - Self Portrait in Ski Beanie

Houston, Florence - Bella

Hunter, Megan - Lockdown Studio Self Portrait

Johnson, Hero - Small Self

Kasyan, Alex - Portrait of Myles Johnston

Kateryniuk, Andrii – Self Portrait with a Window

Kinsler, Jeannie - Byrne

Kostov, Preslav - Dawn's Troubles

Kubik, Tomas - Valeria

Kubik, Tomas - David in Renaissance Style

Kuck, Sandra - Portrait Through a Prism

Kynoch, Kathryn - Self in Turquoise Blouse

Kynoch, Kathryn - Michael Tribe PhD MA

Larin, Anna - Messiah Eyes

Lawton, David - The Sculptor

Lawton, David - The Egyptian Girl

Lestini, Lysandra - Portrait of Isabelle

Lethin, Valdemar - Before and After

Lewis, Gabriel - The Harvester

Ling, Yun - Adila

Liu, Cuiping - Guitar and Young Girl

Liu, Xiaowei - Meditative Model

Loffill, Tom - Ben, Liz & Rola

Martineau, Luke - Teatime

Masacz, Helen - Midlife

Mills, Stephanie - Outcome

Morris, Luis - Antigone

Newington, Kate - Amanda

Ning, Li - Stranger

Orlowski, Stefan John - Material Monk

Orlowski, Stefan John - The Blue Room

Overheul, Sylvie - The Paper Garden

Pasterfield, Nicola - Paddy

Pearce, John N. - Artist in the Garden

Poderys, Mantas - Self Portrait at the Age of 28

Pool, Caroline - A Portrait of Rob Bliss

Prudnikova, Elena - Karina. Solovki.

Rajagopal, Bharat - Portrait of Chantal

Renee-Cemmick, Marina - Kirstin

Reynolds, Shannon - Boy with Ukelele

Robertson, Saul - Us Into Others, Others Into Us

Rogers, Emily - Owen

Ross, Lauren - Self Portrait in Thought

Rosselli Del Turco, Ilaria - Self Portrait in the Conservatory

Routley, Jamie - Portrait of George Elvidge

Routley, Jamie - Ivy age 4

Rudnichenko, Konstantin - Clayton

Schaffer, Charlie - Imara

Scott, Fiona - Lily

Skinner, Abby Hope - Harlequin

Slusakowicz, Michael - Double Portrait of Clara

Svetlakov, Sergey - The Youth from Moldavia

Tan, Jianwu - Youth

Teeuw, Stephen - Rohan

Teeuw, Stephen - Banjo Steve from Norfolk

Tichshenko, Yaroslava - Amal Combing her Hair

Valentine Baynham, Olivia - Phoebe in Lockdown

Volpini, Patrizio - Meatballs

Wagstaff, Adele - Presence, Adrian

Watling, Isabella - Loredanna

Wilby, Alex - Geth

Willems, Rogier - Sophie

Wimbledon, Anna - Mother and Daughter

Yang, Fan - I am Fan Yang

Zhao, Yang - Girl in Yellow Turban



Important Dates

Submissions close: Monday 25 January 2021, 12 noon

Notification of first round results: Monday 15 February, 12 noon

Notification of final selection: Tuesday 9 March, 12 noon

Receiving Day (for non-members): Friday 23 April, 10am to 5pm

Receiving Day (for members): Saturday 1 May, 10am to 5pm

Exhibition opens: Thursday 6 May, 11am to 4pm

Exhibition closes: Saturday 15 May, 4pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 20 May and Friday 21 May, 10am to 5pm


Prizes & Awards (subject to final confirmation)

There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:

NEW The William Lock Portrait Prize: £20,000 for the most timeless portrait with a real feeling for paint and its aesthetic potential

The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture: £10,000 plus the Society’s Gold Medal awarded for the most distinguished portrait in the Society’s annual exhibition

The RP Award: £2,000 will be awarded to the artist whose work best represents the year's chosen theme - which for 2021 is 'Childhood'. The judges will be looking for the most interesting and engaging interpretation of the idea of 'childhood' within the parameters of portraiture.

The RP Prize for the Best Small Portrait: A prize of £2,000 for the best small portrait in the exhibition, measuring not more than 38 x 30.5 cm (15 x 12 inches) unframed

The de Laszlo Foundation Award: £3,000 plus a Silver Medal for the most outstanding portrait by an artist aged 35 years or under

The Prince of Wales's Award for Portrait Drawing: £2,000 and framed certificate for a portrait in any recognised drawing medium

The Burke’s Peerage Foundation Award for Classically Inspired Portraiture: The Burke’s Peerage Foundation Award, established by its founders William Bortrick and Mark Ayre in 2015, is presented for Classically Inspired Portraiture in the RP Annual Exhibition. It is presented each year with a certificate and a cheque for £2,000.

The Smallwood Architects Prize: £1,000 for a portrait in which architectural or interior features play an important part