10am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Tuesday 15 and 22 May

10 May 2018 to 25 May 2018
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
Jonathan Farningham
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

Adams-Alastair-Sarah-Furness

Dr Sarah Furness, High Sheriff of Rutland 2016 - 2017

Alastair Adams PPRP
Oil, 94 x 77 cm, NFS

Dennis Thompson (Whiplash)

Richard Allen
Oil, 44 x 35 cm, £3,000

Damask

Jennifer Anderson
Oil, 66 x 130 cm, SOLD

Rachel

Jeremy Andrews
Pencil, 46 x 36 cm, £1,035

Study of Alexandra

Mary Jane Ansell
Oil, 18 x 14 cm, NFS

Jill Bays

Caroline Bays PS
Oil, 93 x 71 cm, NFS

Self Portrait with Beret

Caroline Bays PS
Oil, 58 x 42 cm, £1,800

Gleaning

Frances Bell RP
Oil, 96 x 112 cm, £11,000

Rob Watching Rugby

Frances Bell RP
Oil, 46 x 52 cm, NFS

Self

Frances Bell RP
Oil, 49 x 49 cm, £5,000

Hugh Wearing a Scarf

Tim Benson PROI NEAC
Oil, 35 x 24 cm, NFS

Portrait of a Man

Tim Benson PROI NEAC
Oil, 50 x 40 cm, £2,750

Selfie with Hands

Tim Benson PROI NEAC
Oil, 73 x 63 cm, £6,500

James

James Bland NEAC
Oil, 35 x 28 cm, £600

Self Portrait with Brushes

Alice Boggis-Rolfe
Oil, 40 x 35 cm, SOLD

The "Gentle Men" Series: Jim Frame

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP
Ink & pastel, 61 x 56 cm, POA

The "Gentle Men" Series: Paul Oppie

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP
Charcoal, 92 x 66 cm, POA

The "Gentle Men" Series: Tom Mitchell

Jason Bowyer PS PPNEAC RP
Charcoal, 51 x 53 cm, POA

Eric P Widing

Paul Brason RP
Pencil, 40 x 30 cm, NFS

Paul Killik and Alfie

Paul Brason RP
Oil, 91 x 71 cm, NFS

Sarah Taylor, High Sheriff of Oxford

Paul Brason RP
Oil, 122 x 95 cm, NFS

Amish Boy II

Martin Brooks
Oil, 55 x 55 cm, £2,500

Mr Johnson and Friends

Rupert Brooks
Oil, 71 x 71 cm, £2,900

Related events

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