10am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Tuesday 15 and 22 May

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

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition


Vaucluse Matin': Portrait of Dominic and Lindsay Proctor

Emma Wesley RP
Acylic, 114 x 97 cm, NFS

Girl with a Ring

Toby Wiggins RP
Oil, 153 x 72 cm, £15,000

Ayr India

Helen Wilson
Oil, 90 x 60 cm, £5,500

John Lessore drawing Michelangelo I

John Wonnacott CBE Hon. RP
Oil, 250 x 100 cm, NFS

Self Portrait with Goose

John Wonnacott CBE Hon. RP
Oil, 250 x 100 cm, NFS


Neale Worley NEAC RP
Oil, 35.5 x 35.5 cm, £3,200


Neale Worley NEAC RP
Oil, 30.5 x 25.5 cm, NFS

Harry Nichols

Robbie Wraith RP
Charcoal, 55 x 47 cm, NFS

'Leon' Man in a Brown Leather Jacket

Martin Yeoman NEAC RP SPS
70 x 50 cm, NFS

Council Worker

Michael Youds
Oil, 42 x 52 cm, £1,000

Old Man Portrait

Hong Zhang
Oil, 90 x 70 cm, NFS

Related events

10 May 2018
Sam Dalby RP will be giving a portrait demonstration in the gallery
11 May 2018
Anastasia Pollard RP will be giving a portrait demonstration in the gallery
16 May 2018
Andrew James RP will be giving a Portrait Demonstration in the gallery.
17 May 2018
Watch three painters, Sam Dalby, Andrew James, and Anastasia Pollard paint the same model at the same time
23 May 2018
Simon Davis RP will be giving a Portrait Demonstration in the gallery