Wednesday, 24 April 2013

BP Portrait Award

This year only two artists have been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2013, both of them parents depicting their children. John Devane's The Uncertain Time portrays his three children: Lucy, Laura and Louis. Obviously he and mum got stuck on the L pages in their book of names. This triple portrait took three years to paint! Susanne du Toit's painting of her son Pieter looks as though he's hit the rebellious phase at 35. The two artists know they have won at least £10,000 (the second prize). The winner gets £30,000 plus, at the judges’ discretion, a commission worth £5,000. The BP Young Artist Award is £7,000. Prizes will be awarded on 18 June, two days before the exhibition opens to the public (CLICK).


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