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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Under the Breathing Eyelids (Jordan Peterson II)

Lantian

Oil
77 x 51 cm (framed)
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Amazing Sculptor Isabel Langtry

Tedi Lena

Oil
100 x 80 cm (102 x 82 cm framed)
£4,500
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Transparent Night

Zhao Li

Oil
30 x 50 cm (50 x 70 cm framed)
£5,600
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Self Portrait with Striped Shirt and Illustrations

Tom Loffill

Oil
50 x 40 cm (52 x 42 cm framed)
£1,650
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Sheila & Jeff

Tom Loffill

Acrylic
95 x 65 cm (98 x 66 cm framed)
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Self Portrait

Kathleen Lowe

Oil
49 x 46 cm (49 x 46 cm framed)
£2,000
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Ruth, Portrait of my Mother

Jennifer Maidment

Oil
30 x 21 cm (30 x 21 cm framed)
£1,700
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Prof Sir Paul Curran

Joshua Marland-Waterhouse

Oil
140 x 96 cm (unframed)
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The Belfast Bookseller

Kenny McKendry

Oil
26 x 28 cm (34 x 36 cm framed)
£2,200
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Chris Jagger

June Mendoza OBE RP ROI

Oil
114 x 89 cm (framed)
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John Rendall

June Mendoza OBE RP ROI

Oil
89 x 114 cm ( x cm framed)
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The Forgotten

Stephanie Mills

Graphite & charcoal
43 x 33 cm (unframed)
£1,800
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Self Portrait #7

Jordan Morgan

Graphite, conté & pastel
43.18 x 27.94cm (unframed) | 48.26cm x 35.56cm (framed)
£2,600
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Mathew, Charlotte and Max

Anthony Morris RP NEAC

Oil
65 x 81 cm (78 x 97 cm framed)
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The Bird Watcher Self Portrait

Anthony Morris RP NEAC

Oil
61 x 46 cm (77 x 61 cm framed)
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Self-3

Keith Morton

Oil
29 x 24 cm (45 x 40 cm framed)
£1,245
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Portrait of Gerald Hellman

Charles Moxon

Oil
35 x 45 cm (unframed)
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Self Portrait, 28-29 May

John Murphy-Woolford

Oil
15 x 12 cm (49 x 44 cm framed)
£400
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Shared Space

Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund

Oil
35 x 45 cm (54 x 66 cm framed)
£5,600
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Trinity

Stefan Orlowski

Oil
84 x 84 cm (88 x 88 cm framed)
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I’ll be ready in 5 minutes!

Thymian Osborn

Oil
Framed: 61 x 45 cm
£2,000
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Sir John Boorman

Anthony Palliser

Oil
100 x 73 cm (unframed)
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Goldfish Bowl

Harriet Pattinson

Oil
70 x 60 cm (80 x 70 cm framed)
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Sara

Mantas Poderys

Pastel
30 x 60 cm (36 x 66 cm framed)
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James

Anastasia Pollard RP

Oil
20 x 25 cm (20 x 25 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).