10am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Tuesdays

(closed all day on Sunday 26 April)

16 April 2015 to 1 May 2015
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

Susie

David R Newens
Oil, 51 cm x 41 cm, £1,400

Lexie Whitter at 4¾

Michael Noakes RP PPROI
Pencil, 56 cm x 45 cm, NFS

Sir Donald Sinden CBE

Michael Noakes RP PPROI
Oil, 133 cm x 107 cm, NFS

Man of the Cloth

Ken Paine Hon Rtd PS
Acrylic, 95 cm x 75 cm, £5,000

A Smoke Break

Tanvi Pathare
Oil, 130 cm x 80 cm, £8,000

Sir David Scholey

Tom Phillips PS RP
Pencil, 40 cm x 32 cm, NFS

Paul

Sophie Ploeg
Oil, 54 cm x 44 cm, NFS

Danny

Anastasia Pollard RP
Oil, 28 cm x 24 cm, £1,200

Self Portrait

Anastasia Pollard RP
Oil, 28 cm x 24 cm, NFS

Caroline

Caroline Poole
Oil, 46 cm x 36 cm, £1,000

Blue Orchid

Emily Porter-Salmon
Acrylic, 90 cm x 60 cm, £4,750

"Detail from a Larger Scene"

Mark Roscoe RP
Oil, 52 cm x 62 cm, NFS

Portrait of a Man

Nigel Rose
Charcoal, 60 cm x 42 cm, £950

General Sir John Swinton with his Daughter Tilda

Susan Ryder RP NEAC
Oil, 104 cm x 114 cm, NFS

Nixie, Mirabel and Grace Walduck

Susan Ryder RP NEAC
Oil, 125 cm x 97 cm, NFS

Stephen

Charlie Schaffer
Oil, 39 cm x 36 cm, NFS

Henry (Young Farmer)

Fiona Scott
Oil, 113 cm x 93 cm, NFS

Hugh Williams

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA
Oil, 84 cm x 72 cm, NFS

Self Portrait

Kim Scouller
Oil, 30 cm x 30 cm, £1,100

Will

Sue Side
Graphite, 39 cm x 47 cm, NFS

Benedict.2.

Liane Stevenson
Oil, 84 cm x 69 cm, SOLD

Hilary

Liane Stevenson
Oil, 51 cm x 51 cm, £560

Isobel and Bertie

Jeff Stultiens RP
Oil, 81 cm x 61 cm, NFS

David Oelman

Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC
Pencil and conté, 68 cm x 50 cm, NFS

Sir Colin Lucas

Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC
Pencil and conté, 72 cm x 48 cm, NFS

Related events

Emma Hopkins, Geri Morgan
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.
Robin-Lee Hall
Artist Workshop
23 April 2015
Spend the day studying portrait drawing with Robin-Lee Hall PRP
Christa Holka
Lecture
28 April 2015
Illustrated talk by Bulldog Bursary winner Sarah-Jane Moon
Antony Williams
Artist Workshop
30 April 2015
Spend the day studying portrait drawing with Antony Williams RP NEAC PS.