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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Tim and Pat with Arms Linked

Jack Freeman

Oil
80 x 120 cm (85 x 125 cm framed)
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Limited Palette Self Portrait

Felicity Gill

Oil
18 x 13 cm (19 x 14 cm framed)
£1,200
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Sharon

Eloise Gillow

Oil
116 x 89 cm (116 x 89 cm framed)
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Self: Within, Without

David Gleeson RI

Charcoal
79 x 59 cm (87 x 67 cm framed)
£2,500
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Life in Crimson Flame

Arina Gordienko

Oil
91 x 122 cm (unframed)
£14,000
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Jason Price, Violin Dealer

Andrew Gow

Oil
60 x 50 cm (unframed)
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Martha at St Mark's, Venice

David Graham RP

Oil
102 x 86 cm (unframed)
£15,000
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Miss Luz

David Graham RP

Oil
69 x 56 cm (unframed)
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Pensive

David Graham RP

Oil
102 x 91 cm (unframed)
£12,000
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Lemn Sissay and George Frederick

Fiona Graham-Mackay

Oil
46 x 51 cm (57 x 62 cm framed)
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Eleanor

Robert Grindrod

Oil
51 x 41 cm (75 x 65 cm framed)
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Following On

Elly Hadjipateras

Oil
80 x 70 cm (82 x 72 cm framed)
£1,800
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Man in Grey Jumper

James Hague RP

Oil
30 x 41 cm (unframed)
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Man in Yellow Jumper

James Hague RP

Oil
36 x 28 cm (unframed)
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Self Portrait

James Hague RP

Oil
36 x 51 cm (56 x 41 cm framed)
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Untitled

James Hague RP

Oil
30 x 41 cm (unframed)
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Hope

Robin-Lee Hall PPRP

Egg tempera
30 x 11 cm (36 x 17 cm framed)
£1,500
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Will

Robin-Lee Hall PPRP

Egg Tempera
15 x 20 cm (21 x 26 cm framed)
£1,500
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Self (Composition III)

Clementine Hanbury

Oil
35 x 25 cm (unframed)
£1,500
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Sharing

Martyn Harris

Oil
80 x 135 cm (86 x 141 cm framed)
£4,500
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Anastasia Reading

Julia Hawkins ROI

Oil
76 x 51 cm (94 x 69 cm framed)
£1,750
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Susan - My Sister

Julie Held NEAC

Oil
66 x 77 cm (unframed)
£5,750
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Self Portrait as a Ghost in a Mirror

Jack Hewitt

Oil
30 x 27 cm (unframed)
£500
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Self Portrait

Andrew Hitchcock

Egg tempera
41 x 30 cm (50 x 39 cm framed)
£2,250
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Gaylene

Curtis Holder

Coloured pencil
88 x 64 cm (90 x 66 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).