NPG BP Portrait award 2017

Had whistle stop tour round the BP Portrait Awards 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery.

Many great works including the Tavel Show winner. New and old techniques inc egg tempera for EMMA by Antony Williams. Daniel Coves picture was a departure for him as he usually paints the back of his subjects. However for this show he painted Blind Portrait facing forward. I have captured visitors backs as they look at the arresting/moving blind portrait.

Brian Sayers portrait met his needs to capture “the type of features he likes to portray” . This something we tend to forget.  i.e. A portrait is also a reflection of the artist’s desire as well as the character of the sitter.

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