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
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
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

Dame Carol Black

Saied Dai RP NEAC
Oil, 142 x 96 cm, NFS


Saied Dai RP NEAC
Oil, 145 x 115 cm, £38,450

Wonder Woman

Andy Dakin
Oil, 92 x 121 cm, £3,200

Brother in Nature

Sam Dalby RP
Oil, 60 x 70 cm, NFS

Girl From Tate

Simon Davis VPRP
Oil, 64 x 43 cm, SOLD

Reshma & Taslima

Simon Davis VPRP
Oil, 69 x 48 cm, £2,400


Simon Davis VPRP
Oil, 47 x 34 cm, SOLD


Helen Davison
Oil, 95 x 75 cm, NFS

Raving Person

Xin Di
Acrylic & watercolour, 90 x 70 cm, £20,000

Self Portrait

Kexin Di
Oil, 40 x 30 cm, £5,000

Self Portrait

Davide Di Taranto
Oil, 20 x 15 cm, SOLD

Tattooed Man

Davide Di Taranto
Oil, 20 x 15 cm, £500


Miriam Escofet
Oil, 81 x 61 cm, NFS


Jonathan Farningham
Oil, 43.5 x 33.5 cm, £300

Sir Walter J Wallis

Mark Fennell
Oil, 43.5 x 33.5 cm, £1,800

Cobby Knight

Andrew Festing PPRP
Oil, 76 x 64 cm, NFS

Geoffrey Leckie at Nagarhole

Richard Foster PRP
Watercolour, 40 x 45 cm, NFS


Richard Foster PRP
Oil, 90 x 120 cm, NFS

The Hatchleys in the Rose Garden, Flint House

Richard Foster PRP
Oil, 70 x 90 cm, NFS

The Mullen Family

Richard Foster PRP
Oil, 80 x 65 cm, NFS

Dirty Blond

Lucas Garcia
Oil, 60 x 40 cm, SOLD


Jonathan Gidlow
Oil, 61 x 51 cm, SOLD


Jonathan Gidlow
Oil, 82 x 57 cm, £2,100
Fiona Graham Mackay Ed Watson

Ed Watson at Rehearsals

Fiona Graham-Mackay
Oil, 64 x 49 cm, £5,000

Bedouins, Jericho

David Graham RP
Oil, 40 x 30 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