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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Selected Works

Paul in Fancy Dress

Kathryn Kynoch
Oil, 155 x 105 cm, £10,000


Fiona Land
Oil, 59 x 49 cm, NFS

Quiet Moment

Jill Leman RBA PRWS
Acrylic, 42 x 37 cm, NFS


Shana Levenson
Oil, 96 x 61 cm, £6,000

Jess and Hayden

Shawn McGovern
Oil, 55 x 41 cm, £4,000

Self Portrait into the Light

Kenny McKendry
Oil, 41 x 34 cm, £1,600

Michael Eavis

June Mendoza OBE RP ROI
Oil, 152 x 102, £12,000

Sally Pullinger

June Mendoza OBE RP ROI
Oil, 137 x 112, £12,000


Jan Mikulka
Oil, 50 x 35 cm, NFS


Stephanie Mills
Graphite, 68 x 42 cm, £1,400

Hannah Smith

Eloiza Mills
Oil on copper, 27 x 22 cm, SOLD


Stephanie Mills
Graphite, charcoal & chalk, 27 x 18 cm, £1,400

Graham Ashley-Carter

Anthony Morris RP NEAC
Oil, 80 x 70 cm, NFS

Pastel Study for a Portrait

Anthony Morris RP NEAC
Pastel, 65 x 58 cm, NFS


Anthony Morris RP NEAC
Oil, 50 x 46 cm, £4,000


Robin L Muller
Acrylic, 66 x 48 cm, £3,000


Oil, 45 x 45 cm, SOLD

Dame Judi Dench CH DBE

Michael Noakes RP PPROI
Mixed media, 61 x 45, NFS

Gerald Moriarty, QC. Bencher of Lincoln's Inn

Michael Noakes RP PPROI
Oil, 76 x 63 cm, NFS

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, RNCM, MA, Archbishop of Birmingham

Michael Noakes RP PPROI
Oil, 101 x 76 cm, NFS

Rita and Rati

Shanti Panchal Hon RBA
Watercolour, 92 x 73 cm, £9,300


Tim Patrick
Oil, 121 x 88 cm, £3,800

Boy in an Austrian Jacket

Harriet Pattinson
Oil, 78 x 63 cm, NFS

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