16 September 2020 to 26 September 2020

11am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Thursdays - 17 & 24 September

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In all three gallery spaces

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£5, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries and under 25s. Concessions available. 

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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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Facing It

Suzanne Gibbs

Oil
60 x 92 (62 x 94 cm framed)
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The Drummer Boy

Alexander Goudie

Oil
110 x 75 (130 x 95 cm framed)
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Adriana

David Graham RP

Oil
76 x 66 (84 x 74 cm framed)
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Girl in a Boat

David Graham RP

Oil
51 x 41 cm framed
£2,800
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Monet, Giverny

David Graham RP

Oil
112 x 61 (127 x 71 cm framed)
£4,000
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The Fan

David Graham RP

Oil
38 x 36 cm framed
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Jockey

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP

Oil
94 x 60 (114 x 80 cm framed)
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Male Head

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP

Pencil & Charcoal
60 x 40 (70 x 50 cm framed)
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Really? Said Corrie

Alicia Griffiths

Oil
50 x 40 cm
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Boy in Striped Jumper

James Hague RP

Oil
20 x 25 cm
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Andrew

Robin-Lee Hall PPRP

Print
42 x 29.5 cm
£250
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Paige Joanna Watts

Paul Harber

Watercolour
56 x 38 (60 x 42 cm framed)
£2,000
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Portrait of Natalie

Julia Hawkins AROI

Oil
36 x 45 (40 x 49 cm framed)
£1,200
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The Girl in Library

Naila Hazell

Oil
90 x 70 cm
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In My Room

Andrew Hitchcock

Egg tempera
83 x 53 (90 x 60 cm framed)
£3,400
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Self Portrait in Shirt

Benjamin Hope NEAC PS ARSMA

Oil
36 x 34 (48 x 46 cm framed)
£1,700
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Woman in a Knitted Jumper

Owain Hunt

Oil
35 x 45 (40 x 50 cm framed)
£1,450
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Self Portrait

Ksenia Istomina

Pastel
30 x 21 (50 x 40 cm framed)
£3,500
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Paula

Paul James

Pencil & Charcoal
50 x 34 (56 x 40 cm framed)
£8,000
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A View to the Shore

Andrew James RP NEAC

Pencil
73 x 53 (77 x 57 cm framed)
£2,500
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Donna and Fox

Hero Johnson

Oil
100 x 80 cm
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Lord Puttnam

Hero Johnson

Oil
100 x 100 (102 x 102 cm framed)
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Martyna

Thom Jordan

Pencil & Charcoal
46 x 35 cm
£1,450
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Study of a Young Man

Jeannie Kinsler

Oil
20 x 20 cm
£600
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Two Young Painters

Richard Kitson

Oil
92 x 81 (100 x 89 cm framed)
£4,750

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Artist demonstration
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David Caldwell RP demonstrating his portrait painting technique live from his studio
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Andrew James RP NEAC demonstrating his portrait painting technique from his studio via webcam
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