500 Portraits: BP Portrait Award


I have two paintings included in this new publication from the National Portrait Gallery.  The book looks at the range of work exhibited at the B.P Portrait Award over the past twenty years.  Their website says:

500 Portraits presents a unique selection of some of the most exciting contemporary portraits selected for the National Portrait Gallery's annual competition. The BP Portrait Award is the world's leading showcase for artists working in portraiture. During the past 20 years, over 20,000 artists have entered the prize, which has attracted over 3 million visitors. This new book brings together some of these portraits in a celebration of our enduring fascination with different human faces.

This beautifully produced compendium features 500 paintings from many of the best figurative artist active over the last twenty-one years. Reflecting the diverse methods of contemporary portrait practice, the book includes a dazzling array of styles, from immaculate photorealism to intense expressionism.