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

Giuseppe from Palermo

Robin Perko
Oil, 190 x 150 cm, £12,000

Em and Bruno

Anna Pinkster
Charcoal, 74 x 65 cm, SOLD

Self Portrait 2017

Sophie Ploeg
Pastel, 38 x 30 cm, £1,450


Anastasia Pollard RP
Oil, 12 x 10 cm, NFS


Anastasia Pollard RP
Oil, 10 x 10 cm, NFS
Anastasia Pollard RP Joan Ruddock

Rt Hon. Dame Joan Ruddock

Anastasia Pollard RP
Oil, 24 x 20 cm, NFS On loan from the House of Commons
Ponsonby_Emily_Instant Hero

Instant Hero

Emily Ponsonby
Oil and Beeswax, 110 x 90 cm, NFS


Allan Ramsay
Oil, 44 x 34 cm, NFS

Animator Nick Park and the Dinosaur Gallery

Carl Randall
Oil, 47 x 30, NFS

Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs and Ashen Grove

Carl Randall
Oil, 47 x 29 cm, NFS


Matt Alexander Ray
Oil, 46 x 61 cm, NFS

Look Like A Building

Gareth Reid
Charcoal, 83 x 110 cm, £4,500

Molto Bene

Gareth Reid
Pastel, 110 x 85 cm, £4,000


Michael Riddle
Oil, 28 x 23 cm, SOLD

Drishcoora - Maeve & Keith Robinson

Nicholas Robinson
Oil, 130 x 100 cm, £3,000

Eimhin & Doris

Caitlyn Rooke
Oil, 43 x 33 cm, £2,750

Eniola Sokalu

Mark Roscoe RP
Oil, 90 x 66 cm, NFS

Sir Martin Taylor FRS

Mark Roscoe RP
Oil, 138 x 122 cm, NFS

Studio Visit

Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco
Oil, 71 x 86 cm, £2,750


Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco
Oil, 21 x 18 cm, NFS

The Weight of the Tide

Jamie Routley
Oil, 180 x 130 cm, NFS

Hector with Brodie

Susan Ryder RP NEAC
Oil, 53 x 68 cm, NFS

Olivia, Ben and Annabel

Susan Ryder RP NEAC
Oil, 104 x 114 cm, NFS

The de Laszlo Family

Susan Ryder RP NEAC
Oil, 111 x 127, 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