Grady, 10" x 8", oil on panel, was selected from 2,557 entries by artists from 80 countries around the world, to be part of the BP Portrait Award 2016 which represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting.
From parents to poseurs, figurative nudes to famous faces and expressive sketches to piercing photo-realism, the variety and vitality in the exhibition continues to make it an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar. Now in its thirty-seventh year at the National Portrait Gallery, and twenty-seventh year of sponsorship by BP, the first prize of £30,000 makes the Award the most prestigious international portrait painting competition of its kind and has launched the careers of many renowned artists.
Dakota and Otis, 48" x 32", oil on panel, 2016 will be on view at the New York Academy of Art in Tribeca as part of the first-ever Academy staff exhibition.
Balancing a day job and a studio practice is not easy and yet the Academy's staff, from the art handlers to the President, do just this. What a positive life lesson for emerging artists and students to learn.
Right Left Brain lets the public see the creative talent of the dedicated staff members who care for and nurture the Academy and its mission.
Upcoming solo show Gates Gallery, West Nottingham Academy, Colora, MD Spring 2017
Show will follow a trimester as the Eric Fischl Artist-in-Residence at West Nottingham Academy, a teaching program to work with and mentor students in painting.