Monday, 22 April 2013

BP Portrait Award 2013

I am honoured and excited to announce that my Self Portrait with Lace Collar has been chosen to be included in this year's BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Self Portrait with Lace Collar, oil, 24x30cm
"The BP Portrait Award showcases fifty-five of the most outstanding and innovative new portraits from around the world. From informal and personal studies of friends and family to revealing paintings of famous faces, the exhibition features a variety of styles and approaches to the contemporary painted portrait. These include the two shortlisted artists – John Devane for "The Uncertain Time" and Susanne du Toit for "Pieter" – as well as the work of the BP Travel Award 2012 winner Carl Randall. Now in its thirty-fourth year at the National Portrait Gallery, and twenty-fourth year of sponsorship by BP, the Award is the most prestigious international portrait painting competition and the popular exhibition continues to be one of the highlights of the annual art calendar."

The exhibition runs from 20 June - 15 September and will then move to Aberdeen and Wolverhampton.

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  1. Well done, Sophie. It is an amazing painting.

  2. Congratulations on this success. It's a lovely portrait.

  3. Excellent rendering. Congratulations for being chosen to be in the BP Portrait Awards.

  4. Thank you Sharon.
    Thanks Carol
    Thanks Lokelani, and thanks Jason!

  5. Congratulations Sophie, well deserved!


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