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

Coptic Priest, Jericho

David Graham RP
Oil, 50 x 45 cm, £4,000


David Graham RP
Oil, 50 x 45 cm, £4,500

Vivian Pitchforth RA

David Graham RP
Oil, 60 x 50 cm, £8,000

Jane and the Dancing Figurine

Lyn Gray
Oil, 78 x 53 cm, £1,000

The Artist

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP
Oil, 90 x 70 cm, £12,000

The Man with a Cigar

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP
Oil, 90 x 70 cm, £12,000

A Female College Student in a Long Dress

Yiming Gu
Water-soluble coloured pencil, 92 x 66 cm, SOLD


James Hague
Oil, 89 x 66 cm, SOLD


James Hague
Oil, 45 x 30 cm, SOLD

The Young Scholar

Robin-Lee Hall PPRP
Silverpoint drawing, 38 x 30 cm, £750


Robin-Lee Hall PPRP
Digital iPad drawing print (edition of 15, 15 available), 52 x 40 cm, £475 (£325 unframed)

Barrie in a Purple Jumper

Andrew Hitchcock
Oil, 66 x 56 cm, £1,050

Girl in a Big Coat

Ania Hobson
Oil, 95 x 74 cm, £2,600


Benjamin Hope NEAC PS ARSMA
Oil, 45 x 40 cm, £1,500


Benjamin Hope NEAC PS ARSMA
Oil, 45 x 45 cm, £4,500

Doreen Wallace

Emma Hopkins RP
Oil, 121 x 82 cm, NFS

Doreen Wallace Study 03

Emma Hopkins RP
Mixed media, 111 x 82 cm, £2,800

He Came Back Three Times

Emma Hopkins RP
Oil, 126 x 96 cm, £3,600

Rodrick MacClancy

Emma Hopkins RP
Oil, 109 x 64 cm, £5,000

Study of Nicole

Michael Hyam
Oil, 43 x 38 cm, £2,200
Hero Johnson Sir Alan Parker

Sir Alan Parker

Hero Johnson
Oil, 120 x 100 cm , NFS

Self Portrait

Laurence Kell
Oil, 53 x 48 cm, £2,000


Jiri Keller
Oil, 76 x 66 cm, £2,000


Jiri Keller
Oil, 60 x 45 cm, £1,200


Sandra Kuck
Oil, 112 x 117 cm, £25,000

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