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

Hatties Goes to Bed

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 63.5 x 53 cm, £5,620

Ned and Eeyore, Combe Park

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 41 x 36 cm, £3,850

Ned Doing Homework on the Hall Table

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 63.5 x 53 cm, £5,620

The Remarkable Mr Robertson, Prior Park College

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 63.5 x 53 cm, £4,000

Self Portrait

India Bunce
Oil, 8 x 8 cm, £400

The Red Recipe Book

John Burke
Oil, 38 x 27 cm, £3,750
Burke-John-Pen Vogler

The Yellow Wedding Dress

John Burke
Oil, 66 x 35, NFS

Robert

Steve Caldwell
Acrylic, 40 x 34 cm, £3,250

Circle

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 145 x 125 cm, NFS

In the Studio (Self Portrait)

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 120 x 83 cm, £2,600

Louise (with Plants)

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 138 x 108 cm, £3,000

The Boxer (Portrait of Anthony)

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 186 x 136 cm, £3,000

Eddie Linden

Luke Canavan
Oil, 60 x 50 cm, NFS

Audrey

Qing Chen
Oil, 58 x 48 cm, NFS

Head 22

Shona Chew
Oil, 41 x 30 cm, NFS

David Wigg

Sopio Chkhikvadze
Oil, 35 x 30 cm, £1,500

Mrs Baressel

Sopio Chkhikvadze
Oil, 40 x 30 cm, £1,500

Interior

Wayne Clough
Oil, 39 x 32 cm, £2,200

Amanda Herbert MB BS FRCPath

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Oil, 78 x 51 cm, NFS

Head Study

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Oil, 30 x 25 cm, NFS

Young Student, Study

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Oil, 61 x 45 cm, NFS

His Honour Judge Peter Beaumont

David Cobley RP NEAC
Oil, 142 x 124 cm, NFS

Swifts Forever

David Cobley RP NEAC
Oil, 104 x 142 cm, NFS

Catherine 2017

Anthony Connolly RP
Oil, 110 x 75 cm, NFS

Portrait of a Betrayed Lady

Belinda Crozier
Oil, 68 x 65 cm, 4,000

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