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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Irene

Isabella Watling

Oil
70 x 60 cm (unframed)
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Ayoub

Colin Watson

Oil
30 x 25 cm (47 x 43 cm framed)
£2,600
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Indigo Self Portrait

Mike Wattles

Oil
81 x 66 cm (98 x 92 cm framed)
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Kavinya

Laura Wenmaekers

Oil
36 x 26 cm (unframed)
£1,200
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Dame Julie Lydon OBE - sketch

Emma Wesley RP

Pencil
52 x 76 cm (66 x 90 cm framed)
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On Equal Terms': Portrait of Dame Julie Lydon OBE, Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales

Emma Wesley RP

Acrylic
91 x 108 cm (105 x 123 cm framed)
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The Philosopher': Sketch of Professor Jane Heal

Emma Wesley RP

Pencil
44 x 85 cm (58 x 99 cm framed)
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Me

Jitrachote White

Charcol & chalk
96 x 66 cm (unframed)
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Jon Sells, Sculptor

Toby Wiggins RP

Oil
20 x 16 cm (32 x 28 cm framed)
£1,250
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Margo Kinsey (1921-2018)

Toby Wiggins RP

Oil
40 x 30 cm (50 x 40 cm framed)
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Nyika Mutendera

Toby Wiggins RP

Oil
50 x 40 cm (58 x 48 cm framed)
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Self Portrait under a Bulb

Toby Wiggins RP

Pencil & charcoal
30 x 20 cm (43 x 33 cm framed)
£1,750
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Gyles Brandreth

Antony Williams VPRP NEAC

Egg tempera
39 x 31 cm (52 x 43 cm framed)
£18,500
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My Words Fly Up, My Thoughts Remain Below

Antony Williams VPRP NEAC

Egg tempera
122 x 87 cm (134 x 99 cm framed)
£42,500
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Tristan Rees Roberts

Antony Williams VPRP NEAC

Egg tempera
122 x 100 cm (134 x 112 cm framed)
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Self Portrait - Scarves

Paula Wilson

Oil
60 x 40 cm (68 x 48 cm framed)
£3,250
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Back Yard Netball, with an Old Man Drawing

John Wonnacott CBE Hon RP

Oil
90 x 120 cm (unframed)
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Back Yard Studio, with an Old Man Painting

John Wonnacott CBE Hon RP

Oil
120 x 90 cm (unframed)
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Painting Grenfell, A Night Portrait

John Wonnacott CBE Hon RP

Oil
50 x 60 cm (unframed)
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The Sproule Family

Neale Worley NEAC RP

Oil
130 x 100 cm (178 x 148 cm framed)
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Erasmia

Robbie Wraith RP

Charcoal
40 x 30 cm (65 x 55 cm framed)
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Miscellany

Robbie Wraith RP

Charcoal & pencil
37 x 48 cm (43 x 54 cm framed)
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George, Oil Sketch

Martin Yeoman NEAC RP SPS

Oil
50 x 35 cm (unframed)
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Kevin

Martin Yeoman NEAC RP SPS

Oil
45 x 30 cm (unframed)
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Self Portrait

Martin Yeoman NEAC RP SPS

Oil
45 x 30 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).