Birmingham Artist selected for ‘Portraiture Oscars’

The BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery is the portraiture Oscars.  For 34 years it has been the most prestigious prize in the genre.’ – Mail on Sunday, June 2013

I am one of only 55 artists who will show their work at the National Portrait Gallery in London in this year’s BP Portrait Award exhibition.  The competition, which is in its 35th year, attracts artists from all over the world.  A record number of over 2,300 entries were received for this year’s Award from 71 countries.

As a result, I feel really privileged and honoured to have made the shortlist and have my work recognised in this way.

I am a largely self-taught artist, painting mainly from studio in Worcestershire while also running a family business in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

I am currently President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA), one of the city’s oldest cultural institutions, which celebrates its bicentenary in 2014.

The BP Portrait Award 2014 will be shown at the National Portrait Gallery from 26 June to 21 September 2014.

View the Birmingham Post article here.