10am to 5pm (Open until 7pm on Tuesday 9 and 16 May)

4 May 2017 to 19 May 2017
Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission: £4, Concession £2.50, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s.

50% off to National Art Pass Holders

This fascinating exhibition always attracts some well-known faces both on and off the walls.  

It is a showcase of the best recent portraits by artists at all stages in their careers from eminent masters to emerging new talent. It encompasses a huge range of characters, styles and media, showing the breadth of the contemporary painted portrait.

Commissions are vital to this genre so Consultants are available throughout the show to help anybody who would like to know more about commissioning a portrait. 

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Exhibiting artists

Hun Adamoglu
Marilyn Bailey
Geoffrey Beasley
Frances Borden
Martin Brooks
Emma Bruce
John Burke
Henry Byrne
Steve Caldwell
Chris Clements
Vania Comoretti
John Cooney
Belinda Crozier
Merrie Curtiss-Fuller
Lantian D
Helen Davison
Harriet Doherty
Mark Draisey
David Eyres
Samantha Fellows
Mark Fielding
Lucy Fyffe
Jonathan Gidlow
Lyn Gray
Raul G.
Mark Haddon
Raoof Haghighi
Rachid Hanbali
Victor Harris
Julia Hawkins
Vin Jelly
Hero Johnson
Terry Kent
Kathryn Kynoch
John Lessore
Zi Ling
Kinga Markus
Jane Masojada
Gregory Mason
Claire McAuley
Rosie McClelland
Shawn McGovern
Kenny McKendry
Millie Midgley
Julian Mitchell
Patrick Moffat
Mark Mulholland
Robin L Muller
Genevieve Murray
Britta Noresten
Tim Patrick
Harriet Pattinson
Sergei Pavlenko
Allan Ramsay
Carl Randall
Scarlett Rickard
Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco
Jamie Routley
Charlie Schaffer
Fiona Scott
Caroline Seilern-Aspang
Sue Spaull
Martin Stevenson
Edward Sutcliffe
David Thomas
David Vigor
Jacques Viljoen
Adele Wagstaff
Jian Wang
Terry Ward
Joshua Waterhouse
Colin Watson
Leslie Watts
John Williams ARSBA
Linda Wright
Craig Wylie
Zhang Yafei
Michael Youds

Selected Works

Christmas at Combe Park 2016

Peter Brown Hon RBA NEAC PS ROI RP
Oil, 84 x 71 cm, NFS

Hattie Ill (Skiving) in Bed

Peter Brown Hon RBA NEAC PS ROI RP
Oil, 33 x 38 cm, £3,850

Ned on my Birthday Morning 2016

Peter Brown Hon RBA NEAC PS ROI RP
Pencil, 35 x 42 cm, NFS

Ned Practising in the Studio

Peter Brown Hon RBA NEAC PS ROI RP
Oil, 33 x 28 cm, £2,850

Marianne

John Burke
Oil, 30 x 20 cm, NFS

'Nora' 103 Years

Henry Byrne
Oil, 80 x 50 cm, NFS

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Steve Caldwell
Acrylic, 40 x 30 cm, £2,500

Self Portrait

David Caldwell
Oil, 30 x 24, £1,600

Wayne Hemingway MBE

Steve Caldwell
Acrylic, 24 x 18 cm, NFS

Study of Julian

Chris Clements
Charcoal & chalk, 45 x 36 cm, £350

Mary in the Studio

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Oil, 92 x 66 cm, NFS

Made to Measure

David Cobley RP NEAC
Oil, 89 x 64 cm, NFS

The Blue Dress

David Cobley RP NEAC
Oil, 142 x 142 cm, NFS

Looking Glass House

Tessa Coleman NEAC
Oil, 106 x 68 cm, £3,400

Dual

Vania Comoretti
Watercolour, ink & pastel, 44 x 50 cm, SOLD

Memento

Anthony Connolly RP
Oil, 65 x 40 cm, NFS

Furtive

John Cooney
Watercolour, 81 x 93 cm, NFS

Jamie (Aged 8)

Belinda Crozier
Oil, 27 x 17 cm, NFS

Dame Margaret Drabble

Ian Cryer PROI
Oil, 50 x 40 cm, NFS

Simon

Merrie Curtiss-Fuller
Pencil, 60 x 52 cm, £650

Lover

Lantian D.
Oil, 50 x 225, £20,000

George Hull

Saied Dai RP NEAC
Oil, 98 x 70 cm, NFS

Jonathan Stedall

Saied Dai RP NEAC
Oil, 61 x 43 cm, NFS

Sue Vickerman

Sam Dalby RP
Charcoal, 45 x 35 cm, £1,500

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Sam Dalby RP, Painter in the Mirror (detail)
Artist demonstration
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Portrait Demonstration by Sam Dalby RP
Artist demonstration
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Portrait Demonstration by Simon Davis VPRP
Artist demonstration
11 May 2017
Anastasia Pollard RP will be demonstrating her portrait painting techniques in the gallery.
Artist demonstration
13 May 2017
Portrait Demonstration by David Newens Assoc RP
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Artist demonstration
16 May 2017
Portrait Demonstration by Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP