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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Award Winner: Care

Catherine Creaney

Oil
80 x 70 cm (89 x 79 cm framed)
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Looking Back

Tom Croft

Oil
51 x 41 cm (55 x 45 cm framed)
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Noreen

Belinda Crozier

Graphite
50 x 38 cm (60 x 48 cm framed)
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Late Night Research

Neil Cunning

Oil
31 x 23 cm (40 x 32 cm framed)
£350
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Georgina Beyer MNZM JP

Nick Cuthell

Oil
92 x 92 cm (96 x 96 cm framed)
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Alison Jaques

Saied Dai RP NEAC

Oil
61 x 46 cm (69 x 54 cm framed)
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Derek Paravicini and Professor Adam Ockelford

Saied Dai RP NEAC

Oil
122 x 135 cm (137 x 150 cm framed)
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Ian Black

Sam Dalby RP

Oil
59 x 42 cm (unframed)
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Ian Black

Sam Dalby RP

Oil
35 x 30 cm (unframed)
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Award Winner: Taslima

Simon Davis RP RBSA

Oil
25 x 20 cm (35 x 30 cm framed)
£800
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Death of the Self

Simon Davis RP RBSA

Oil
70 x 50 cm (unframed)
£3,000
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Shapla

Simon Davis RP RBSA

Oil
102 x 68 cm (unframed)
£6,000
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Zahra

Simon Davis RP RBSA

Oil
70 x 50 cm (unframed)
£3,000
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Red and Blue

Helen Davison

Oil
20 x 15 cm (30 x 25 cm framed)
£650
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Girl in a Pinafore

Phoebe Dickinson

Oil
61 x 90 cm (75 x 104 cm framed)
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Self Portrait of my Inner Child

Olivia Dunn

Oil
29 x 29 cm (39 x 39 cm framed)
£1,150
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Caught

Samantha Ellis Fox

Graphite, charcoal & pastel
12 x 17 cm (22 x 28 cm framed)
£600
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Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II for the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office

Miriam Escofet RP

Oil
140 x 100 cm (165 x 125 cm framed)
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Portrait of Nicholas Priestley

Miriam Escofet RP

Oil
90 x 70 cm (115 x 95 cm framed)
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Skeletal Preoccupations

Eugene Evans

Oil
66 x 57 cm (84 x 75 cm framed)
£8,200
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Carlos D'Agaro

Peter Field

Oil
60 x 42 cm (72 x 54 cm framed)
£5,000
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Lock-in Spring 2021

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
35 x 35 cm (47 x 47 cm framed)
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Mrs Angus Watson of Touch

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
60 x 50 cm (75 x 65 cm framed)
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The Undergraduate

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
50 x 40 cm (63 x 53 cm framed)
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Self Portrait with Motifs

Jack Freeman

Oil
50 x 40 cm (64 x 54 cm framed)

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).