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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.