Category Archives: BP Portrait Award

500 Portraits: 25 Years of the BP Portrait Award

500 Portraits which celebrates 25 years of the BP Portrait Award has been revised and updated to coincide with the opening of the BP Portrait Award 2015 at the National Portrait Gallery London. The new edition of this beautiful book … Continue reading

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A Private View – Portrait Painters Today

Last night’s opening of Portrait Painters Today was a fabulous start to this exhibition. The gallery was so busy that it took some time to be able to see the paintings clearly. St. Paul’s had hung the work beautifully, grouping … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2013

As yet another year rapidly draws to a close its that time once again when I begin to reflect on the last few months, while looking ahead to projects and exhibitions planned for 2014. Much of this year has been … Continue reading

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Exhibition – ‘Portrait Painters Today’

I am very pleased to be taking part in this exhibition of contemporary portraiture early in the new year. The participating artists are: Adam Birtwistle, Tim Benson, Michael Croker, Annabel Cullen, Tom Flint, Peter Monkman, Ilaria Roselli del Turco, Ian … Continue reading

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Face to Face: The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition 2013

This week has seen the opening of two major portrait exhibitions in London, the BP Portrait Award 2013 at the National Portrait Gallery, and the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition 2013 at Kings Place Gallery. Both exhibitions are excellent and attending … Continue reading

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The other side of the easel

During the final stages of my most recent portrait of Beth, I asked her to write a guest blog about being on the other side of the easel, from a models perspective. She has very kindly obliged and written about … Continue reading

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New ways with still life: part II – Suggestive portraits

The second part of my series ‘new ways with still life’ is now in the Summer 2012 issue of Artists & Illustrators. It discusses how to create ‘portraits’ of a sitter from a composition of carefully selected objects. The painting … Continue reading

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A familiar face – Heat Wave

My painting Contemplation has proved to be a popular portrait this year. Earlier in the summer it was included in 500 Portraits published by National Portrait Gallery and it was around the same time that I was approached by Penguin … Continue reading

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500 Portraits BP Portrait Award

I am very pleased that my portrait ‘Contemplation’ which was part of the 2006 BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London is included in this NPG publication 500 Portraits. This new book celebrates the past 21 years … Continue reading

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