Born in Dartford. Kent, making art has been an ongoing and consistent interest and passion from childhood to the present day. Nicole completed a BA and MA in Fine Art in 1987 and 2020. Nicole's mainly drawing based practice is currently situated in Faversham, Kent, UK. "Self Scrutiny" Mixed media on paper. 33cm x 48cm (frame size: 51cm x 66 cm) Click on image to zoom.
Claire Barnes has an interest in representations of states of human emotion, relationships, and internal worlds through portraiture. This is a preoccupation in her art work and links with her other identity and focus as a psychotherapist and group analyst. She lives and works in Brighton and Hove. "fragmented - a self portrait" 14cm x 12cm Oil on paper. Click on image to zoom.
Figurative artist. President, Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Member, Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Member, New English Art Club. "Lockdown selfie" 41cm x 31cm Oil on board Click on image to zoom.
Rosie Brooks is an artist and illustator working on the Southbank in London. Her works range from children's books to advertising and large public sculptures and has collaborated with a long list of well known charities, arts organisations and musicians. "Social Butterfly" 20cm x 15cm x 5cm Mixed Media Click on image to zoom.
Wayne was born in Bradford and studied at Bradford College and Wimbledon School of Art respectively. He has had work exhibited in a number of illustrious shows including the John Moores Painting Prize, BP Portrait Award and The Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual event. His work has also appeared in 500 Portraits 25 Years of the BP Portrait Award. "There are some things about myself I can't explain to anyone" Oil on gesso board. 45cm x 35.5cm Click on image to zoom.
The work of John Cockram is not easy to categorise. For over thirty years his dual worlds of university lecturer and registered nurse have formed a strange alliance. His PhD in Fine Art education explores how ‘Higher Education’ can takes place on the streets as well as in the institutions. "Schizoid. Citizen, artist, nurse" Arrange as in order of pegs, from left to right. 43.5 cm x 150cm x 3.8cm Click on image to zoom.
James E Crowther
James E Crowther has made a good reputation for portraits, he was well represented at the National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Prize (catalogue cover) in 2004 and again in National Portrait Gallery 150th anniversary in 2006. His work was also included in “500 Portraits” – published NPG author Sandy Nairne 2011. "COVID EYE", 2020 Oil on pane. 30cm x 25.5cm Click on image to zoom.
Varosha is a largely self-taught portrait artist working in oils who has finally found her home in Bristol. The last two years has inevitably been a period of introspection and has led to many self portraits and paintings of her husband and children but also lots of online life drawing. "Day 84 - Self Portrait" Oil on canvas. 18cm w x 24cm h x 1cm d Click on image to zoom.
I am a painter living and working in west Wales with a focus on portraits and still life subjects, particularly those objects which reflect a sense of longing or nostalgia. I regularly exhibit in galleries in the UK and Europe. "Bread and Nettles (Self Portrait in Lockdown)" Oil on canvas. 41cm x 51cm (rounded to 1dp) Click on image to zoom.
Liam Dickinson is a professional artist based in Lancashire. He covers a variety of subject matter - primarily portraiture - by way of commissions and tutoring. His self portrait draws inspiration from a Norman Rockwell piece, with a light-hearted twist on certain themes of the first lockdown. "The Socially Distant Artist" Oil on panel. 60cm x 80cm Click on image to zoom.
I describe my practice as visual story telling. My work predominantly revolves around race, identity, ancestry and transcultural experiences in the Western world. By focusing on individuals’ unique personal stories, my portraits aim to break away from oversimplified and prejudicial stereotypes that exist around “black identity”. “Generational Memories" Oil and image transfers on board. 35cm x 45cm Click on image to zoom.
I studied illustration at Brighton before becoming a caricaturist at Spitting Image. I took up professional portraiture more recently and have had my work selected for the BP Award, RS Portrait Painters exhibitions and am a member of the Contemporary British Portrait Painters and Oxford Art Society. "Hair Necessities, A Lockdown Self-portrait." Oil on linen. 35cm x 45cm (47cm x 57cm framed) Click on image to zoom.
Susanne du Toit
Susanne du Toit was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1955 and received a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Pretoria. She was awarded a Masters in Fine Arts, majoring in printmaking and painting, from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, U.S.A. She moved with her family to the U.K. in 1994. In 2013 she won the BP Portrait Award, awarded by the National Portrait Gallery in London, with a painting of her son Pieter. "The death of us" Oil on canvas. 130cm x 90cm Click on image to zoom.
After graduating from the Ruskin School of Art in 2019, Mary’s work was showcased as part of the Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award, and in the collaborative exhibition Object Relations at the Low Profile Studios. Her practice combines interests in folk art, textiles and sense of place. "Source" Embroidery on linen. 61cm x 68cm x 1.5cm Click on image to zoom.
Emily Gillbanks (b.1999) is a painter, researcher, and writer currently based in London. She was recently awarded The de Laszlo Foundation Prize for Excellence at the Royal Society British Artist’s Annual Exhibition 2021, and is a two time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundations Painting Grant. She is currently studying MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. "Reflecting" Oil paint on canvas. 49cm x 59cm Click on image to zoom.
Robert C. Gray, b. 1989, l/w in Crawley, UK. Working in sculpture, drawing and mixed media, I combine sloppy craft with earnest making. My work leans towards idiosyncratic domesticity, traversing aspects of mental health and existentialism. I graduated with an MA in Fine Art from UAL Chelsea College of Arts. "All fur stoat and no knickers" Mixed media drawing (suspended in ad-hoc frame). Materials include: felt tip, pencil, acrylic, stoat fur pelt, wood, staples, gold enamel. 150cm x 98cm x 2.3cm Click on image to zoom.
Born 1970 Nottingham. Lives and works in London and Copenhagen. Studied at University of Northumbria at Newcastle 1989-1993, Royal College of Art 2004-2006. Member of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters & Contemporary British Portrait Painters. Winner BP Portrait award 1996, Winner The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture 2018, Winner The RP Award 2019. "Self Portrait" Oil on gesso board. 20 inches x14 inches Click on image to zoom.
Originally from Manchester, Geoffrey now lives and works in London. He is primarily a portraitist and is a member of the Contemporary British Portrait Painters. He’s been shortlisted for the BP portrait award, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Bulldog Bursary and has work selected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition. "Double self portrait" Oil on panel. 60cm x 50cm Click on image to zoom.
After a successful career in broadcasting Ted studied for an MA in Fine Art at the age of 60 and has since worked as an artist. He divides his life between Wales and Shetland. Just before the Covid pandemic he developed Bell’s Palsy - which paralysed half his face. "Myself in May, having contracted Bell’s Palsy in January." Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 40cm x 50cm Click on image to zoom.
Fernando Holguin Cereceres 5537 (b.Chihuahua México, 1967) lives between London and Berlin. I want the audience to find a little joy in their life, by detaching themselves from materialistic and consumerist ideas of happiness. finding beauty in everyday scenarios of ordinary life. “Splendid isolation”, 2020. Acrylic on canvas board. 30cm x 30cm Click on image to zoom.
Henry Hudson (1982) is a British artist who works across painting, sculpture, ceramics, installation and printing-making. Hudson’s critical practice is expressed through the exploration of various techniques and materials, including ceramics, plasticine, scagliola, oil painting, 3D printing, wax, sand and textiles. The work extends into the digital realm using the iPad, scanners and uv printers that inform his contemporary portraiture. "Covid self Portrait" Plaster, pigment, glue, water, petroleum jelly, chalk, calcium, salt, uv flatbed printer. 70 x 50 cm. Click on image to zoom.
Born in 1994, Owain Hunt is an emerging British painter. His paintings contemplate the transience of memory and life. Working observationally, his paintings emerge from a shared, fleeting existence with his sitters. These experiences, processed through paint and contorted by fragile memories, evoke reflective, often melancholic images. "Portrait of a Young Man", 2020 Oil on linen. 60cm x 80cm Click on image to zoom.
Megan Hunter is a portrait painter who paints at her home studio in Leicester. Her realistic style not only captures a likeness but also the personality of her sitter. Megan builds up layers of oils on aluminium allowing the under colours to show through, giving her work a contemporary feel. "Lockdown studio self portrait" Oil on aluminium. 52cm x 67cm Click on image to zoom.
Hero Johnson is a London-based visual artist, originally from Cornwall. Selected group exhibitions include The BP Portrait Award, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, The Lynn Painter-Stainers and the Ruth Borchard exhibition. "Self Undoing" Oil on canvas. 35cm x 45cm Click on image to zoom.
Oliver’s pastel drawings counter the contrived images that are widely encountered throughout the media, social-media and industry and aim to “re-advertise” a more everyday vision of the flesh. His work is exhibited internationally and collected in some notable public and private collections across the UK, Istanbul, Los Angeles and Frankfurt. "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow", Self-portrait 2020. Pastel on paper. 91.5cm x 122cm Click on image to zoom.