Want to pit your artistic skills against the best of your peers in a live paint-off at a prestigious London location?
We’re running a live, free to enter, portrait painting competition with £3,500 of prizes in August 2024 and you could be one of the participants.
On Friday 16th August 2024, ten artists will gather at Mall Galleries in Central London and paint a portrait from life for 4 hours. At the end of the session, a panel of three professional artists (Stephen Bauman, Lizet Dingemans and Cornelia Hernes) will judge the portraits and award a winner. The winner will get a £2,500 cash prize and feature in a future issue of Artists and Illustrators Magazine.
In addition, there will be an online, public vote after the event and the winner of that will win a £1,000 cash prize.
Entry is open to anybody. To be considered as one of the ten artists, simply fill in your details below and submit an image of a portrait you’ve painted from life. The deadline for entrants in 12 noon UK time, 15th May 2024.
Click here for more information including more about the judges, what to expect, how to enter and what makes this competition special.

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