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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Richard Parkes

Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC

Oil
70 x 48 (85 x 63 cm framed)
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Roy Hattersley

Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC

Oil
16 x 12 (24 x 20 cm framed)
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Barrie

David Thomas

Watercolour
34 x 29 (52 x 47 cm framed)
£700
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Soul Movement, Self Portrait

Yaroslava Tichshenko

Oil
30 x 24 (35 x 29 cm framed)
£3,700
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Jabril

Bernadett Timko

Oil
32 x 24 (37 x 29 cm framed)
£1,700
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Chris Twyman, Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers

Daphne Todd OBE PPRP HRNEAC

Oil
137 x 61 cm
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David Clayton

Daphne Todd OBE PPRP HRNEAC

Oil
91.5 x 61 cm
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Professor Michael Scott and his Alter Ego

Daphne Todd OBE PPRP HRNEAC

Oil
80 x 86 cm
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Mark Gatiss

Alex Tzavaras

Oil
120 x 90 (140 x 110 cm framed)
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Peter Wearing a Plaid Shirt

Alex Tzavaras

Pencil & Charcoal
70 x 50 (90 x 70 cm framed)
£950
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Lily Before the Play

Nneka Uzoigwe

Oil
51 x 35 (63 x 51 cm framed)
£3,200
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Guy Laurence Esq

John Walton Hon RP

Oil
63 x 52 (75 x 64 cm framed)
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The Artist's Mother

Sally Ward

Oil
30 x 30 (40 x 39.5 cm framed)
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Dame Glynis Breakwell

Joshua Waterhouse

Oil
60 x 60 cm
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Jaz Dalrymple

Joshua Waterhouse

Pencil & Charcoal
50 x 38 (65 x 50 cm framed)
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Bea

Rosalie Watkins

Oil
170 x 90 (180 x 95 cm framed)
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Ollie

Isabella Watling

Oil
60 x 65 (74 x 79 cm framed)
£7,000
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John and Jane and ... A Portrait of a Marriage

Emma Wesley RP

Acrylic
120 x 150 cm
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Diddy (Richard Thomas)

Toby Wiggins RP

Oil
21.5 x 15.5 (31 x 24.5 cm framed)
£3,000
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Ezra at 4 Months

Toby Wiggins RP

Pastel
70 x 50 (90 x 70 cm framed)
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Richard Morgan

Toby Wiggins RP

Oil
70 x 50 cm
£5,500
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Portrait of AC

Graeme Wilcox

Oil
137 x 91 (142 x 96 cm framed)
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3 Life Room Crucifixion Studies

John Wonnacott CBE Hon. RP

Pencil & Charcoal
81 x 67 (102 x 88 cm framed)
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Self Portrait with Grünewald and 2 Geese

John Wonnacott CBE Hon. RP

Oil
122 x 91.5 (127 x 96.5 cm framed)
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Sandancer

Steven Wood

Oil
110 x 180 (121 x 191 cm framed)
£5,800

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