Thursday, 20 June 2013

BP Portrait Exhibition & Travel Award

Hello everyone, I just got back from 2 hectic and amazing days in London. I attended the opening of the BP Portrait Award Exhibition and, as you all now know, was awarded the BP Travel Award. This award is annual award "to allow artists to experience working in a different environment on a project related to portraiture. It is open to applications from any of the BP Portrait Award-exhibited artists".

I won the award for my proposal (not my painting). My proposal is to explore how fashion and lace was represented in 17th century portraiture and I will visit art collections, lace collections in the UK, The Netherlands and Belgium. I will then create works inspired by all this and these works will be displayed in the BP Portrait Award 2014 exhibition.

I will keep a diary of my research and travel on this blog so I hope you will join me on my journey!

Besides all this I recommend going to see the BP exhibition as it is a great show and there are some real great paintings to see. I am honoured to have a painting hanging amongst such greats!

More photos to follow soon

Joanna Trollope, National Portrait Gallery Director Sandy Nairne, 
BP Travel Award recipient Sophie Ploeg and Group Chief Executive 
and director of BP Bob Dudley during the BP Portrait Awards 2013 
at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday, 18 June, 2013 in 
London, England. Picture by Jorge Herrera


  1. Congratulations, Sophie - so well done. You will have a marvellous time playing with all that lace - look forward to seeing your journey and the paintings.

  2. Thank you Carol! Stay tuned...


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