Thursday, 16 July 2015

Kingston Prize: The Canadian Portrait Award

Stefan, 23
egg tempera on Claybord, 20 x 16"

I am very pleased that my portrait, Stefan, 23, has been selected for inclusion in this year's Kingston Prize exhibition.  

The show will open on October 9 at the Firehall Theatre in Gananoque, where it will run until October 25.  From there it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick (November 14, 2015 to February 14, 2016) and Galerie d'Art Desjardins in Drummondville, Qu├ębec (from March, 2016),

UPDATE (November 15, 2015): Happy news: Stefan, 23 has received an Honourable Mention in The Kingston Prize.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

500 Portraits

I am happy to report that my portrait, Pamela Newel Sellers, has been included in the revised edition of 500 Portraits: 25 Years of the BP Portrait Award.  

From the National Portrait Gallery website: 

The BP Portrait Award is the world’s leading showcase for painters working in portraiture. This revised and updated edition of 500 Portraits brings together more than 500 portraits from twenty-five years of the Award. Featuring works by the world’s leading figurative artists, this book celebrates our enduring fascination with the human face.

You can purchase the book by clicking here.

Friday, 26 June 2015

"Charlotte and Emily" on Making a Mark

I was delighted to spend some time speaking with Katherine Tyrrell last week at the National Portrait Gallery in London.  Katherine writes about art on her blog for artists and art lovers, Making a Mark.  She was kind enough to include a picture of me in her recent post, "BP Portrait 2015 - Artists with their paintings."  Here is the link.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

BP Portrait Award 2015

I am delighted that my diptych, Charlotte and Emily, has been selected for this year's BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK.

Charlotte and Emily
Egg Tempera on Claybord
2 Panels, 20 x 16" each

 Charlotte (detail)

Emily (detail)

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Short documentary about my work

I would like to thank JacksGap for making this short film about my portrait painting. Working with Jack, Finn, and Tim was a delight.

If you would like to read the JacksGap blog post about making the film, please click here.