Birds, Self Portrait at SELF, Royal Society Portrait Painters 2013



I am over the moon that my self portrait has been selected from almost 1,000 entries for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters new Self-Portraiture competition; SELF.

The artist with the winning work will receive a cheque for £20,000.

The work will appear in a special exhibition alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading portrait artists in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition in Central London.

The new prize and special section of the exhibition aims to explore self-representation in painting and drawing. Free from the constraints of commissioned portraiture, the self-portrait does not seek to flatter the sitter, pay a model, play slave to time and is free to explore character and medium; the artist is at liberty to push the boundaries and experiment.

The exhibition will be on display at the Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square between 9 and 24 May 2013.

I’ll be sending out some invites / reminders closer the time.

{ 18 comments… add one }

  • M.K. Hajdin April 3, 2013, 11:22 pm

    Intense. *

    *This has been a non-spammer comment.

    • isabellkinga April 13, 2013, 12:08 pm

      Thanks. It really is nice to receive a non spammer comment

  • David Maiden April 12, 2013, 9:09 am

    This is so good.

    • isabellkinga April 13, 2013, 12:07 pm

      Thank you David! Very much looking forward to seeing your painting next month. I’m a big fan

      • David Maiden May 8, 2013, 3:50 pm

        Isabell, even nicer to see this in person this morning! Really lovely.

  • Jamie Cooper April 27, 2013, 4:45 am

    Fantastic potrait of yourself Isabell. You’ll definitely get a lot of admirers with this. How did it go? All the best, Jamie

    • isabellkinga May 4, 2013, 9:08 am

      Hi Jamie, thank you very much! The exhibition opens next week. Very much looking forward to it! I’ll report back for sure!

  • Rob Hughes May 7, 2013, 6:18 am

    Great stuff Kinga much deserved.

    • isabellkinga May 7, 2013, 10:24 am

      Thanks a lot Rob! Appreciate it! Everything will be revealed tomorrow, all a bit exciting

  • Zoe April 6, 2014, 6:37 pm

    Wow, impressive. What was the outcome?

    • isabellkinga April 11, 2014, 11:38 pm

      Thanks Zoe, I didn’t win but the portrait got me into the SKy Arts Portrait Artist of The Year program which I’ve jst posted about. Better late than never! I’ll try and add some clips from the show too.

  • Magdalena April 6, 2014, 8:18 pm

    Great portrait – wishing you all the very best in getting to the final stage of the competition.

  • Andrea April 6, 2014, 8:31 pm

    I love the intensity of this painting….it provokes a reaction.

    • isabellkinga April 11, 2014, 11:40 pm

      Thanks Andrea. If there’s no reaction then the artist has failed so that makes me happy!

  • Cat Athena Louise April 7, 2014, 8:11 am

    What a fabulously surreal self-portrait! Fascinating!

    • isabellkinga April 11, 2014, 11:41 pm

      Thanks Cat!

  • Karan April 9, 2014, 9:17 pm

    Wow! A very talented lady!

    • isabellkinga April 11, 2014, 11:43 pm

      Thanks so much Karan!


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