5 May 2022 to 14 May 2022

 

Watch the exhibition virtual tour

Virtual Tour

Buy Catalogue

 

 

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2022

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters is delighted to welcome you to their Annual Exhibition 2022, held at Mall Galleries!

This annual exhibition is an occasion for the public to enjoy the Society's artist members' most recent works and to discover new talents selected amongst thousands of  applications for this show. It is a celebration of the very best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally.

The RP Patron H.M The Queen has reigned for over half of the time the Royal Society of Portrait Painters has existed. As one of the most painted figures in history, her epoch has been intertwined with portraiture, and as such, intimately connected with members of the Royal Society. On this her Platinum Jubilee the Royal Society of Portrai Painters is showing a curated selection of portraits of our monarch by past and present member artists, alongside our Annual Exhibition. The works range from the youthful figure with gravitas depicted in Pietro Annigoni's famous second portrait and the informal image captured by June Mendoza to the regal aura in Andrew Festing's work and the sagacious nonagenarian portrayed by Miriam Escofet, which will be shown to the public for the first time in this exhibition.

Every year, the RP exhibition offers the opportunity for exhibiting artists to win generous Prizes and Awards. This year, over £40,000 worth of cash Prizes and Awards will be given to the winners, including the RP Award (worth £2,000) with the theme of Self-Portrait

What to Expect? 

  • An opportunity to enjoy one of the world’s most extensive contemporary portrait exhibitions forming a showcase of some 200 works.
  • Commission a work from an established portrait painter.
  • A collection of portraits to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the RP Patron, H.M. The Queen
  • A team of dedicated professionals to help and advise your purchase.

 

Exhibition Tour by President Richard Foster

 

How to Commission a Portrait?

Learn more about portrait commissions here.


About the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters contains a broad collection of stylistic and intellectual approaches that continue to make a significant contribution to the ongoing tradition of portraiture in Britain today. The Society vigorously looks to uphold the values and practices of its long and distinguished history, but at the same time, it seeks to explore and develop new artistic models and perspectives in this endlessly fascinating and relevant discipline.

The Society aims to encourage the appreciation, study and practice of the art of portraiture. 

Online Exhibition

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

Adams-Alastair-Professor-Dame-Sally-Davies-Master-of-Trinity-College-Cambridge-2019.jpg

Professor Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge 2019-

Alastair Adams PPRP

Oil
102 x 79 cm (119 x 97 cm framed)
Adams-Alastair-Professor-Sir-David-Eastwood-Vice-Chancellor-University-of-Birmingham-2009-2021.jpg

Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham 2009-2021

Alastair Adams PPRP

Oil
105 x 79 cm (123 x 97 cm framed)
Adams-Alastair-Sir-Steve-Smith-Vice-Chancellor-University-of-Exeter-2002-2020.jpg

Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter 2002-2020

Alastair Adams PPRP

Oil
152 x 102 cm (170 x 119 cm framed)
Albrow-Frederick-Martina.jpg

Martina

Frederick Albrow

Oil
50 x 40 cm (64 x 54 cm framed)
£1,800
Albrow-Frederick-Self-Portrait-Looking-Forward.jpg

Self Portrait Looking Forward

Frederick Albrow

Oil
30 x 18 cm (44 x 32 cm framed)
£1,600
Allen-Richard-Self-Portrait.jpg

Self Portrait

Richard Allen

Oil
30 x 24 cm (34 x 28 cm framed)
£1,800
Andrews-Jeremy-Giorgia.jpg

Giorgia

Jeremy Andrews

Oil
30 x 23 cm (40 x 33 cm framed)
£1,707
Ansell-Mary Jane-Beauty And Valour.jpeg

Beauty and Valour

Mary Jane Ansell

Oil on aluminium
30 x 30 cm (40 x 40 cm framed)
£3,600
Arthurton-Thomas-Portrait-Study.jpg

Award Winner: Portrait Study

Thomas Arthurton

Graphite
30 x 40 cm (35 x 45 cm framed)
£975
Arts-Olivia-Giulio.jpg

Giulio

Olivia Arts

Oil
60 x 50 cm (unframed)
£2,750
Aziz-Ido-Mom.jpg

Mom

Ido Aziz

Oil
120 x 100 cm (unframed)
Bailey-Marilyn-Brian-Smyth-Artist.jpg

Brian Smyth Artist

Marilyn Bailey

Oil
36 x 30 cm (44 x 38 cm framed)
£1,500
Bashall-Nick-Jane-Hasell-McCosh.jpg

Jane Hasell-McCosh

Nick Bashall

Oil
60 x 45 cm (65 x 50 cm framed)
Bays-Caroline-Reflection-with-Clouds.jpg

Reflection with Clouds

Caroline Bays PS

Oil
41 x 36 cm (57 x 52 cm framed)
£1,900
Beckett-Stewart-Artistic-Toil.jpg

Artistic Toil

Stewart Beckett

Oil
60 x 40 cm (80 x 60 cm framed)
£1,000
Bell-Frances-Andrew-Festing.jpg

Andrew Festing

Frances Bell RP AROI

Oil
75 x 65 cm (95 x 85 cm framed)
Bell-Frances-Gillian.jpg

Award Winner: Gillian

Frances Bell RP AROI

Oil
91 x 71 cm (111 x 91 cm framed)
Bell-Frances-Femi.jpg

Femi

Frances Bell RP AROI

Oil
120 x 110 cm (130 x 140 cm framed)
£10,500
Bell-Frances-Self.jpg

Self

Frances Bell RP AROI

Oil
41 x 36 cm (51 x 46 cm framed)
£4,500
Benson-Tim-Lockdown-Selfie.jpg

Lockdown Selfie

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
41 x 31 cm (unframed)
Benson-Tim-Portrait-of-a-Man.jpg

Portrait of a Man

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
41 x 31 cm (unframed)
£2,200
Tim benson - Terry Nick Frost.jpg

Tim Benson

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
157 x 61 cm (unframed)
Birch-Ashley-Ava.jpg

Ava

Ashley Birch

Graphite
42 x 30 cm (52 x 39 cm framed)
£3,000
Birch-Ashley-Jodie-and-Isla-Mother-and-Child.jpg

Jodie and Isla (Mother and Child)

Ashley Birch

Oil
47 x 35 cm (unframed)
Brooks-Martin-Portrait-of-a-Boy.jpg

Portrait of a Boy

Martin Brooks RP

Oil
30 x 24 cm (47 x 41 cm framed)
£1,950

Related events

Andrew James.jpg
Artist demonstration
7 May 2022
Portrait Demonstration Andrew James RP NEAC will be painting a portrait live at the Mall Galleries as part of the Annual Exhibition (Free with exhibition entry).