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Portrait Artist of the Year (UK) - Sky Arts

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Portrait Artist of the Year

...a competition to find the UK's most talented portrait artist

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Establishing the series (I think there have been 4) the sitters and the competitors has been a little problematic. If anyone has full details and can help I would love to hear from you! June!

Hosted by

Joan Dawson Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell, DBE (née Rowlands; born 16 April 1933) is an English journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer. Baroness Bakewell is President of Birkbeck, University of London. She is also an author and playwright and has been awarded Humanist of the year for services to humanism.

Frank Skinner (born Christopher Graham Collins; 28 January 1957) is an English writer, comedian, TV and radio presenter, and actor. At the 2001 British Comedy Awards, he was awarded the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality.

Judges

British portrait painter, based in London. He was the joint winner of the 1989 BP Portrait Award and is Head of Painting at The Art Academy in London

is a British born independent arts curator, writer and television broadcaster.

Kate Bryan is a British art historian, curator and arts broadcaster.

1 - 2013

5 November 2013 10 December 2013

Winner Nick Lord

Prize £10,000 commission to create a painting of Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel for the British Library.

Celebrity sitters

Competitors

  • John Afflick
  • Rachel Ashton
  • Truly Barber
  • Hogarth Brown
  • Comhghall Casey
  • Scot Coubrough
  • Pamela Engels
  • Joseph Galvin
  • James Green
  • Lyndon Hemsley
  • Christian Hook
  • Toby Hunt
  • Maggie Johnson
  • Philip Lindey
  • David Lloyd
  • Nick Lord
  • Catherine MacDiarmid
  • Isabell Kinga Markus
  • Maeve McCarthy
  • Ewan McClure
  • Susan McFarlane
  • Luis Morris
  • Selena Mowat
  • Robert Nelmes
  • Kemi Onabule
  • John O'Flynn
  • Robin Puplett
  • Laura Quinn
  • Nicholas Smith
  • Sian Smith
  • Amanda Spawforth
  • Jim Strachan
  • Kyla Tomlinson
  • Sophie Turner
  • Rosalie Watkins
  • Kate Winter

Marmite Toast artist



2 - 2014

4 November 2014 23 December 2014

Winner Christian Hook

Prize £10,000 commission to paint actor Alan Cumming for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Celebrity sitters

Competitors

  • Annabel Adams
  • John Afflict
  • Titus Agbara - Maisie Williams
  • David Alderslade - John Humphrys
  • Rachel Ashton
  • Jamie Avis - Maisie Williams
  • Jack Banister
  • Stewart Beckett
  • Noel Bensted - Helena Kennedy QC.
  • Hester Berry
  • Bill Bone
  • Scot Coubrough
  • Jessica Debba - John Humphrys
  • Aine Divine - Neil Hannon; finalist
  • Steve Dowson - John Humphrys
  • Sally Dyer
  • Phoebe Edgington Rooley
  • Amanda Fletcher - Maisie Williams
  • Ramon Gaston
  • Chris Gray
  • Raoof Haghighi
  • Tess Hanneman
  • Rebecca Hathaway
  • Tony Hines
  • Lyndon Hemsley
  • Tony Hines
  • Christian Hook
  • Helen Ingrey - Helena Kennedy QC.
  • Maggie Johnson
  • Carys Jones
  • Brian Kamau
  • Michelle Kiely
  • David Lloyd
  • Russell Lumb - Roni Ancona
  • Catherine MacDiarmid
  • Jennifer Maidment - Roni Ancona
  • Howard Mason
  • Sian McGahan
  • Alan McGowan - Julian Fellowes
  • David Mealing - Roni Ancona
  • Philip Morgan
  • Edward Ofosu - Helena Kennedy QC.
  • Robin Puplett
  • Laura Quinn
  • Culloden Robertson - Julian Fellowes
  • Connie Rose
  • Lauren Ross - Helena Kennedy QC.
  • Charlie Schaffer - Maisie Williams
  • Teri-Anne Scoble - Julian Fellowes
  • Abby Skinner
  • Louis Smith - John Humphrys
  • Sian Smith
  • Victoria Smith
  • Jim Strachan
  • Cathy Thomas - Roni Ancona
  • David Thomas
  • Kyla Tomlinson
  • Emily Tull
  • David Vigor
  • Conor Walton
  • Stephen Westwood
  • Tilly Willis
  • Ken Wilson (Berwickshire)
  • Emily Wolff - Sol Campbell
  • Ken Wilson - Julian Fellowes



3 2017

24 January 2017 to 21 March 2017

Winner Gareth Reid

"Prize - commissioned portrait of Graham Norton.

Celebrity sitters

Competitors

  • Phoebe Cripps (winner heat 2)
  • Frank Davey
  • Liam Dickinson
  • Jamie Green
  • Mark Heng
  • Chris Kent
  • Kimberly Klauss (winner heat 1)
  • Gregory Mason (winner heat 4)
  • Emma Leone Palmer
  • Inger du Plessis
  • Gareth Reid

Finals sitter The Hon Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/529384131196558400/

born in Bedford in 1982, full time portrait and figurative Artist - lives on on his narrowboat studio which he is renovating.



4 2018

16 January 2018 to 27 March 2018

Winner Samira Addo

Prize commissioned portrait of Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall.

Celebrity sitters

Competitors

  • Samira Addo
  • Bríd Higgins Ni Chinnéide
  • Danny Howes
  • Hetty Lawlor
  • Jonathan Luxon
  • Leanne Mullene
  • Lisa Puhlhofer
  • Fiona Shaw



5 - 2019

Prize Sitter - Sir Tom Jones

2019 Portrait Winner Duncan Shoosmith

  • Adrian Lester
  • Andi Oliver
  • Angela Griffin
  • Anne Chancellor
  • Anne Reid
  • Ashley Walters
  • Beverley Knight
  • Daniel Lismore
  • David Gandy
  • Eddie Hall
  • Georgina Campbell
  • Geraldine James
  • Gina McKee
  • Jamael Westman
  • James Purefoy
  • Jodie Comer
  • Jodie Kidd
  • Laura Linney (Final sitter)
  • Mark Gatiss
  • Matthew Goode
  • Nick Moran
  • Nitin Sawhney
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor
  • Stephen Graham
  • Tanni Grey Thompson



6 - 2020

Prize Sitter - Nilw Rogers

Celebrity sitters

7 - 2021

Prize Sitter - world-famous ballet dancer and Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet Carlos Acosta,

Celebrity sitters