10 May 2018 to 25 May 2018

10am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Tuesday 15 and 22 May

Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £3 concessions, 50% off with National Art Pass, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s

Celebrating the very best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally. Unlike other portrait exhibitions, it is rigorously selected by professional portrait painters who themselves have been elected by their peers to the Society. You’ll see portraiture in all its guises; from its most public manifestation to its most intimate – all of it distinguished by excellence. It’s where serious portrait painters want to exhibit.

There will be demonstrations by member artists during the exhibition.

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Exhibiting artists

Richard Allen
Jennifer Anderson
Jeremy Andrews
Mary Jane Ansell
H R Bell
Alice Boggis-Rolfe
Martin Brooks
Rupert Brooks
India Bunce
John Burke
Steve Caldwell
Luke Canavan
Emily Carrington Freeman
Qing Chen
Shona Chew
Sopio Chkhikvadze
Wayne Clough
Belinda Crozier
Andy Dakin
Helen Davison
Kexin Di
Xin Di
Davide Di Taranto
Mark Fennell
Lucas Garcia
Jonathan Gidlow
Fiona Graham-Mackay
Lyn Gray
Yiming Gu
Andrew Hitchcock
Michael Hyam
Vin Jelly
Hero Johnson
Laurence Kell
Jiri Keller
Sandra Kuck
Kathryn Kynoch
Fiona Land
Shana Levenson
Shawn McGovern
Kenny McKendry
Jan Mikulka
Eloiza Mills
Stephanie Mills
Howard Morgan
Robin L Muller
Nashunmenghe
Tim Patrick
Harriet Pattinson
Harriet Pattinson
Anna Pinkster
Sophie Ploeg
Emily Ponsonby
Allan Ramsay
Carl Randall
Matt Alexander Ray
Gareth Reid
Michael Riddle
Nicholas Robinson
Caitlyn Rooke
Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco
Jamie Routley
Carl-Martin Sandvold
Sarah Amanda Setchfield
Michael Travis Seymour
Gail Theis
Bernadett Timko
Susanne du Toit
Alex Tzavaras
Nneka Uzoigwe
Tom Van de Wouwer
Adele Wagstaff
Colin Watson
Helen Wilson
Michael Youds
Hong Zhang

Selected Works

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

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Dr Sarah Furness, High Sheriff of Rutland 2016 - 2017

Alastair Adams PPRP

Oil
94 x 77 cm
Allen-Richard-Dennis-Thompson-Whiplash.jpg

Dennis Thompson (Whiplash)

Richard Allen

Oil
44 x 35 cm
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Damask

Jennifer Anderson

Oil
66 x 130 cm
Andrews-Jeremy-Rachel.jpg

Rachel

Jeremy Andrews

Pencil
46 x 36 cm
Ansell-Mary-Jane-Study-of-Alexandra.jpg

Study of Alexandra

Mary Jane Ansell

Oil
18 x 14 cm
Bays-Caroline-Jill-Bays.jpg

Jill Bays

Caroline Bays PS

Oil
93 x 71 cm
Bays-Caroline-Self-Portrait-with-Beret.jpg

Self Portrait with Beret

Caroline Bays PS

Oil
58 x 42 cm
Bell-Frances-Gleaning.jpg

Gleaning

Frances Bell RP

Oil
96 x 112 cm
Bell-Frances-Rob-Watching-Rugby.jpg

Rob Watching Rugby

Frances Bell RP

Oil
46 x 52 cm
Bell-Frances-Self.jpg

Self

Frances Bell RP

Oil
49 x 49 cm
Benson-Tim-Hugh-Wearing-a-Scarf.jpg

Hugh Wearing a Scarf

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
35 x 24 cm
Benson-Tim-Hugh-Portrait-of-a-Man.jpg

Portrait of a Man

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
50 x 40 cm
Benson-Tim-Selfie-with-hands.jpg

Selfie with Hands

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
73 x 63 cm
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James

James Bland NEAC

Oil
35 x 28 cm
Boggis-Rolfe-Alice-Self-Portrait-with-Paint-brush.jpg

Self Portrait with Brushes

Alice Boggis-Rolfe

Oil
40 x 35 cm
Bowyer-Jason-Jim-Frame.jpg

The "Gentle Men" Series: Jim Frame

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP

Ink & pastel
61 x 56 cm
Bowyer-Jason-Paul-Oppie.jpg

The "Gentle Men" Series: Paul Oppie

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP

Charcoal
92 x 66 cm
Bowyer-Jason-Tom-Mitchell.jpg

The "Gentle Men" Series: Tom Mitchell

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP

Charcoal
51 x 53 cm
Brason-Paul-Eric-Widing.jpg

Eric P Widing

Paul Brason RP

Pencil
40 x 30 cm
Brason-Paul-Paul-Killik-and-Alfie.jpg

Paul Killik and Alfie

Paul Brason RP

Oil
91 x 71 cm
Brason-Paul-Sarah-Taylor.jpg

Sarah Taylor, High Sheriff of Oxford

Paul Brason RP

Oil
122 x 95 cm
Brooks-Martin-Amish-Boy-II.jpg

Amish Boy II

Martin Brooks

Oil
55 x 55 cm
Brooks-Rupert-Mr-Johnson-And-Friends.jpg

Mr Johnson and Friends

Rupert Brooks

Oil
71 x 71 cm

Related events

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10 May 2018
Sam Dalby RP will be giving a portrait demonstration in the gallery
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11 May 2018
Anastasia Pollard RP will be giving a portrait demonstration in the gallery
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16 May 2018
Andrew James RP will be giving a Portrait Demonstration in the gallery.
Pollard-Anastasia-Barry.jpg
17 May 2018
Watch three painters, Sam Dalby, Andrew James, and Anastasia Pollard paint the same model at the same time
Davis-Simon-Girl-from-Tate.jpg
23 May 2018
Simon Davis RP will be giving a Portrait Demonstration in the gallery