5 May 2022 to 14 May 2022

10am to 5pm


Watch the exhibition virtual tour

Virtual Tour

Late Opening 

Wednesday 11 May to 7pm 

 

Booking is not requried 

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

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

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Arboretum

Sarah Brown

Oil & Linoprint
40 x 58 cm (56 x 74 cm framed)
£3,400
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Hawthornes II (Self Portrait with Family)

Vincent Michael Brown

Acrylic
121 x 89 cm (136 x 101 cm framed)
£6,500
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Ella in the Kitchen with Sweet Peas

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS RBA

Oil
41 x 31 cm (46 x 36 cm framed)
£3,850
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Ned at 13

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS RBA

Oil
31 x 25 cm (39 x 33 cm framed)
£2,750
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Self Portrait with Light

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS RBA

Oil
31 x 25 cm (39 x 33 cm framed)
£2,750
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Michael Sheen

Martyn Burdon

Pencil
45 x 35 cm (60 x 50 cm framed)
£4,000
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Millie

Hillary Butterworth

Oil
20 x 25 cm (25 x 30 cm framed)
£300
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Carl

Steve Caldwell

Acrylic
30 x 21 cm (40 x 31 cm framed)
£1,750
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Mr Fuller Resting

Steve Caldwell

Acrylic
30 x 21 cm (40 x 31 cm framed)
£1,750
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Adam Younis (with Cactus)

David Caldwell RP

Oil
150 x 100 cm (170 x 120 cm framed)
£5,500
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Penny

David Caldwell RP

Oil
45 x 46 cm (65 x 66 cm framed)
£2,750
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Self Portrait

David Caldwell RP

Oil
32 x 25 cm (52 x 45 cm framed)
£3,950
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Fortitude

Alex Callaway

Oil
38 x 28 cm (43 x 33 cm framed)
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Self Portrait in Red Scarf

Will Calver

Oil
25 x 20 cm (30 x 25 cm framed)
£2,000
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Self Portrait with Peace Lily

Steve Cannon

Oil
24 x 20 cm (26 x 22 cm framed)
£2,200
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Dreaming

Chanel Cha

Oil
97 x 66 cm (unframed)
£6,000
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Self Portrait

Mark Chen

Oil
180 x 90 cm (190 x 100 cm framed)
£7,000
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Mary Ratcliffe

Shona Chew

Oil
55 x 75 cm (unframed)
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Self Portrait Drawing

Shona Chew

Pencil
31 x 23 cm (36 x 28 cm framed)
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My Grandson Matthew, Reading in the Studio

Tom Coates PPNEAC PPRBA RWS RP

Oil
51 x 61 cm (unframed)
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Telling a Yarn, The Cornish Fisherman

Tom Coates PPNEAC PPRBA RWS RP

Oil
91 x 61 cm (unframed)
£4,500
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By the Pool

David Cobley RP NEAC

Oil
102 x 107 cm (120 x 125 cm framed)
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Gateway

David Cobley RP NEAC

Oil
26 x 21 cm (40 x 35 cm framed)
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Studio-Eyes

Vania Comoretti

Watercolour, indian ink & pastel
33 x 18 cm (94 x 40 cm framed)
£1,650
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Octavia Minoprio

Anthony Connolly RP

Oil
60 x 50 cm (unframed)

Related events

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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).