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Exhibition Admission is usually £5. If you have enjoyed viewing the exhibition online, and could consider making a donation to help us through this period of closure, any amount would be greatly appreciated.

There is always so much to enjoy in this exhibition, from the faces depicted in the portraits, both famous and unfamiliar, to the wide variety of high-quality paintings. It is a celebration of 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.  It is one of the world’s most extensive contemporary portrait exhibitions forming a showcase of some 200 works.

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Selected Works

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

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Portrait of a Young Man

Martin Brooks
Oil, 97 x 78 cm, £3,250
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Where I End and You Begin

Rupert Brooks
Oil, 53 x 53 cm, £1,800
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Hattie in the Yellow Room

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 51 x 41 cm, £3,850
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Hattie under the Reed Roofing

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 36 x 17.5 cm, £1,450
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Self Portrait

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 24 x 12.5 cm, £1,450
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Diana Dunn

John Burke
Oil, 59 x 29 cm, NFS
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Expressions One

Darren Butcher
Oil, 63 x 63 cm, NFS
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Expressions Two

Darren Butcher
Oil, 63 x 63 cm, NFS
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Pauline (Winter Portrait)

Steve Caldwell
Acrylic, 52 x 42 cm, £3,250
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Kicking

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 96 x 71 cm, NFS
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Manuela

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 68 x 58 cm, £1,800
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Self Portrait

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 30 x 26 cm, SOLD
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Vanessa

David Caldwell RP
Oil, 50 x 60 cm, £1,500
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Aisha

George Clark
Oil, 70 x 60 cm, £2,000
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Worlds End Lane

Tomas Clayton
Oil, 90 x 80 cm, £7,500
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Mark John, Director of McKanna Meat Limited

Eric Coates
Oil, 84 x 58.5 cm, NFS
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The Curator

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Oil, 97 x 122 cm, NFS
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The Girl with the Gentle Smile

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
Oil, 81 x 97 cm, NFS
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Study for 'Serenata'

David Cobley RP NEAC
Oil, 46.5 x 36.5 cm, NFS
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Towards Dunkery Beacon

David Cobley RP NEAC
Oil, 127 x 172 cm, NFS
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Annunziata 2020 (Work in progress)

Anthony Connolly RP
Oil, 60 x 50 cm, NFS
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Mother

Ian Cox
Oil, 53.5 x 43 cm, NFS
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Ruth, 24 Weeks

Belinda Crozier
Oil, 68 x 43 cm, £3,500
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Ruth, 37 Weeks

Belinda Crozier
Oil, 81 x 73 cm, £5,000
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Self Portrait

Patrick Cullen NEAC
Oil, 69 x 66 cm, £1,750

Related events

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Artist demonstration
7 May 2020
David Caldwell RP demonstrating his portrait painting technique live from his studio
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Artist demonstration
20 May 2020
Andrew James RP NEAC demonstrating his portrait painting technique from his studio via webcam
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Special event
21 May 2020
Self Isolation? Self Portrait! #MallGalleriesDrawsOursleves