7 July 2021 to 20 September 2021

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At a time when representational and figurative painting is enjoying a welcome return to popularity, Figurative Art Now offers new works in a wide range of mediums and at affordable prices. The exhibition covers portraiture, landscape, and still life. We’ve picked out themes including bathing, the impact of lockdown, pets, transport, the high street, and food to highlight in a series of blog posts to accompany the exhibition.

Featuring works by elected members of the FBA, prize-winners, regular exhibitors, FBA Futures alumni and artists new to Mall Galleries, this online exhibition of almost 400 works explores the breadth of representational painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking in the UK today.

Works were selected by an eminent panel of judges:

  • Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection
  • Andrew Gifford, Artist
  • Clare O’Brien, CEO Federation of British Artists
  • Barbara Walker, Artist
  • Jonathan Watkins, Director of the Ikon Gallery

Prizes, including a solo exhibition at Mall Galleries and a £5,000 cash prize, will be announced online throughout the exhibition.

All works are for sale, with prices starting at £500.

Read about the different themes on show at Figurative Art Now.

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Online Exhibition

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In Between

Jennifer Anderson

Oil on stencilled stonecast plaster surface
75 x 70 cm (85 x 80 cm framed)

James Asleep

Kayoon Anderson

Oil on canvas
30 x 30 cm (34 x 34 cm framed)

Mumbi Reading (edition of 14, 8 available)

Jim Anderson

Lino-cut from old floor covering
59 x 40 cm (84 x 59 cm framed)
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Sarah Archer

59 x 42 cm (75 x 55 cm framed)


Laura Arenson

Charcoal & chalk
59 x 51 cm (62 x 56 cm framed)

Venus of Clapham

Laura Arenson

70 x 50 cm (76 x 56 cm framed)

Tempo Rubato (edition of 20, 4 available)

Margaret Ashman

Photo Etching on paper
76 x 64 cm
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The Oak Woods

Paul Ayers

Oil on canvas
121 x 93 cm
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Husbands Bosworth Gravel Pits

Glenn Badham

Graphite and Charcoal on paper
56 x 82 cm (64 x 90 cm framed)

Bay Window 14

Sharon Baker

Monotype image-transfer acrylic on paper
30 x 21 cm (47 x 36 cm framed)

Bay Window 23

Sharon Baker

Monotype image-transfer acrylic on paper
30 x 21 cm (47 x 36 cm framed)

The Wind Blew Across The Yard

Ellie Baker

Mixed media on paper
21 x 21 cm

The Death of a Courier

Nicholas Baldion

Oil on Gesso Board
79 x 103 cm (93 x 117 cm framed)

Crouching Man

Patricia Barker

Ancaster Stone
25 x 61 x 36 cm

If the Time is Right

Hilary Barry

Oil on canvas
60 x 90 cm (64 x 94 cm framed)

Above My Head

Helen Bartholomew

Oil and graphite on board
70 x 60 cm (90 x 80 cm framed)

The Soldier

Helen Bartholomew

Oil on Canvas
40 x 30 cm (44 x 34 cm framed)

Gathering of the Unmasked

John Bartlett

Oil on canvas - diptych
180 x 240 cm

Cadmium Canopy

Edith Barton

Oil on board
20 x 20 cm (30 x 30 cm framed)

The Thread of Life. Cat's Cradle.

Vivienne Beaumont

Mixed media
95 x 55 cm (100 x 60 cm framed)

Along the Wall

Frances Bell RP

60 x 40 cm


Angela Bell

Oil on board
20 x 15 cm


Frances Bell RP

Oil on board
50 x 35 cm

The Skilled Craftsman

John Bell

Mixed media on Fabriano 280gsm cold press paper
40 x 30 cm (56 x 46 cm framed)


Mike Benton

Oil on Gesso Board
30 x 30 cm