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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Self Portrait with Growing Family

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
60 x 60 cm (unframed)
£2,500
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Portrait of a Young Woman

Michael Seymour

Graphite
40 x 30 cm (80 x 60 cm framed)
£1,200
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Pink Fluff (the Double Portrait of Sirena)

Michael Slusakowicz

Oil
90 x 90 cm (unframed)
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Maxim

Vasili Smirnov

Oil
70 x 55 cm (85 x 70 cm framed)
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Lyrata

Hanie Soltani

Gouache
48 x 34 cm (53 x 39 cm framed)
£850
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Self Portrait

James Spencer

Oil
26 x 21 cm (38 x 33 cm framed)
£350
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Back to It

James Stewart

Oil
120 x 120 cm (128 x 128 cm framed)
£4,000
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Mathilde

Phoebe-Louise Stewart Carter

Oil
45 x 55 cm (55 x 65 cm framed)
£3,000
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Twenty Two

Phoebe-Louise Stewart Carter

Oil
60 x 45 cm (70 x 55 cm framed)
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Hannah Cornwell

Jeff Stultiens RP

Oil
76 x 61 cm (unframed)
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Lee Maxted Page

Jeff Stultiens RP

Oil
130 x 150 cm (143 x 163 cm framed)
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Michael Harding

Jeff Stultiens RP

Oil
112 x 92 cm (129 x 109 cm framed)
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Her Majesty The Queen

Benjamin Sullivan RP

Oil
60 x 46 cm (65 x 50 cm framed)
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Terry McAvoy

Benjamin Sullivan RP

Oil
60 x 46 cm (65 x 50 cm framed)
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Holocaust Survivor Freddie Knoller (100)

Gideon Summerfield

Pencil
30 x 21 cm (34 x 25 cm framed)
£6,500
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Portrait of Phoebe

Louis Szapary

Oil
60 x 40 cm (75 x 55 cm framed)
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Rodney Williams

Michael Taylor RP

Oil
100 x 75 cm (108 x 83 cm framed)
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Self Portrait (Feet)

Michael Taylor RP

Pencil
36 x 26 cm (48 x 38 cm framed)
£1,200
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Self Portrait with Palette

Dominic Thian

Oil
61 x 46 cm (80 x 55 cm framed)
£2,000
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Kathleen

David Thomas ARSMA

Watercolour
52 x 70 cm (77 x 94 cm framed)
£1,500
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David Rebbitt, Past Head of Uckfied Community College

Daphne Todd OBE PPRP

Oil
61 x 46 cm (69 x 53 cm framed)
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Self Portrait

Simon Turvey SWLA

Oil
20 x 15 cm (34 x 29 cm framed)
£875
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Finn Dreamy

René Tweehuysen

Oil & tempera
30 x 24 cm (37 x 31 cm framed)
£4,000
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Award Winner: Narcissus (Self Portrait)

Nneka Uzoigwe

Oil
85 x 66 cm (101 x 82 cm framed)
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Self Portrait

Justas Varpucanskis

Oil
20 x 20 cm (29 x 29 cm framed)
£5,175

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).