Went to see the lovely Sharmaine at Opal Picture Frames. Saw my latest portrait 'Momento Mori' in the shop window. Nice necklaces too.
Just returned from a day stewarding the Portrait Prize Exhibition at the RBSA Gallery in Birmingham. My portrait of Michael Harding was selected to show and is on display with some top notch artists. The best part of the day was chatting with the visitors about the wide range of portraits. The show is on until August 31st and I recommend a visit if you are in the area.
The Members and Associates Annual Exhibition is now open until December 24th. Some fantastic original artworks for your enjoyment or perhaps a gift for someone special. Three floors of goodies at The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists gallery.
Once in a lifetime chance to visit a painted ceiling being restored. Get up close to the Painted Hall Ceiling at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. Its the largest painted ceiling in Britain open now for tours until the end of September 2018. A thrilling experience and not just the part where you climb the scaffolding!
Yes it is true, I am now a Michael Harding paint ambassador. Michael is known across the globe for his handmade quality oil paints. Stay tuned for the latest developments in his range and more.
It's that bunny - time of the year. Happy Bunny is now available on a range of gifts and prints. Click on the images to see more or search ArtJohnWilliams on RedBubble.com.
Be the first to snap up these luscious lollipop treats at RedBubble.com. A selection of my artworks are now available on cards, prints and gifts. Clink on the link below for the mugs and much more.
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Portrait artists will know that it is always good fun (if not a little nerve wracking) to have that moment when a finished portrait and the portrait sitter unite for the very first time. Great to see Teema again and to see her alongside her portrait. Thank you Teema!
What a wonderful opening night at the Members and Associates Annual Exhibition at the RBSA Gallery. I am pleased to have two paintings in the show which runs up to December 23rd.
A fond farewell was in order for the RBSA patron Lady Penelope Cobham who is stepping down after nearly 20 years of involvement with the Society. She was presented with a plaque by the current President Robert Neil which had the names of all the presidents she has worked with over the years. I would like to thank Lady Cobham for her contributions to the RBSA but also for being kind enough to sit for a portrait which I have recently completed and is now on show in the exhibition.
Welcome to the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. The show is now open and runs to the 19th of May. Enjoyed the opening events and viewing the superb range of contemporary and traditional portraiture. Stop by and check out my portrait of Michael Harding, colour chef and maker of handmade artists oil paints. A big thank you to Michael. The link below has show details and a gallery of all the portraits included in the show.