The prize was created in 2005 by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation with The Spectator as media sponsor. The purpose of the Prize is to encourage creative representational painting and promote the skill of draughtsmanship. This annual exhibition is open to all UK artists with prize money totalling £22,500 and an engraved gold medal for the winner.
9"x6"pencil and coloured pencil in Moleskine
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
You can find the list below. Names in bold have had descriptions added by me together with links to:
- either websites belonging to the artist(where discoverable).
- galleries exhibiting this artist's work
Jennifer Anderson - a Scottish painter of portraits and figurative art with an interesting artist's statement about her approach to making her art
Warren Baldwin - winner of the £6,000 2008 Jerwood Drawing Prize with a pencil portrait study (Study for Portrait V ) and the The Prince of Wales's Award for Portrait Drawing in 2003
Akash Bhatt RWS - exhibits with Beaux Arts in Bath
Michael G Bilton ARCA - exhibits with the John Davies Gallery
Stanislas Slavomir Blatton - a figurative painter and member of the London Group
Sasha Bowles - regularly exhibits at various art fairs and galleries and this year was selected for the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy
Paul Brason RP - portrait artist and winner of the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture in 1998
Nicholas Brown - exhibits with the Toni Heath Gallery
Peter Brown NEAC, PS, ROI - an all weather painter of street scenes and landscapes and winner of the 2008 Prince of Wales's Award for Portrait Drawing
Peter Clossick - contemporary figurative oil painter and current Vice President of The London group
Tom Dewhurst - previous exhibitor in Jerwood Drawing Pirze 2004
Jeremy Duncan - exhibits with Waterhouse and Dodd
Dick French - shortlisted for Lynn Painter Stainers 2008 main prize with The Tunnel of Love
Emma Haworth - paints modern metropolitan life in urban spaces
Julie Held RWS - studied at Camberwell and the Royal Academy Schools; an elected member of both the Royal Watercolour Society and the London Group; selected for the Threadneedle Figurative Prize in 2008
Keith Holmes - portrait painter, has been exhibited in a number of exhibitions of national art societies
Jennifer Howard -
Linda Hubbard - warning: her website home page looked interesting but crashed my computer!
James Judge - studied at Byan Shaw; oil painter
Peter Kelly NEAC RBA - paints interiors and still life, exhibits with the Red Rag Gallery and others
Sophie Levi - she has twice been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award and has exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Discerning Eye and The Hunting Art Prizes.
James Lloyd - paints people and still life; he's the only painter to ever win both the BP Portrait Award (1997) and the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture (2008) awarded by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He has two portraits included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery. Plus he's the tutor for my weekly drawing class at the Prince's Drawing School!
Andrew Loly - member of Birmingham Artists; paints in oils
Donald Macauley - a painter with a preference for colour and painting direct from life and realistically
Sargy Mann - Sargy Mann is a successful figurative painter in spite of being registered blind for twenty years. Since 2005 Mann has been totally blind but continues to paint. Exhibits with Cadogan Contemporary. There's a video about Sargy Mann made by his son on YouTube.
Gareth McCorry - paints nature in photo-realism mode
Jennifer McRae - Shortlisted last year for the Lynn Painter-Stainer and has featured as a selected and shortlisted artist in many notable prizes. This year so far she has been selected for the Threadneedle Figurative and has won the RWS/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. I'd be very surprised if she isn't at least shortlisted - and she's still to win this one..........
Wladyslaw Mirecki - shortlisted for Lynn Painter-Stainer in 2007; exhibits with Chappel Galleries
Simon Monk - graduated from Camberwell School of Art with a degree in painting in 1989 and has subsequently lectured in art history; now works from a studio in Southend
Stefan Orlowski - like Eloiza Mills, he has recently graduated from Aberystwyth University with a degree in fine art
Juliette Palmer RBA - Her work has been repeatedly selected in three major national competitions; the Hunting/Observer Art Prizes, the Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times watercolour Competition and the Laing Landscape Competition.
Mick Rooney RA - painter member of the Royal Academy and winner of the John Player Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery (1985)
Ilaria Rosselli del Turco - many thanks to Ilaria (see left) who contacted me with the news that the list of artists selected had been posted. Ilaria had one of her paintings of chefs chosen for the last exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and another painting of a chef had been chosen for this exhibition.
Denis Ryan - His painting of Playland currently features on the Call For Entries brochure for the 21st Century Watercolour exhibition
Alan Salisbury - takes work from the past and reworks it incorporating contemporary images
Tai-Shan Schierenberg - Painter of portraits, figures and landscape; studied at St Martin's and the Slade Schools of Art. Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Figurative Art Prize this year; won the 1989 National Portrait Gallery's John Player Portrait Award; has works in the National Portrait Gallery and exhibits with Flowers East
Melissa Scott-Miller RP - studied at The Slade School of Fine Art and elected as a member of The Royal Society Of Portrait Painters in 1999.
Maurice Sheppard PPRWS, NEAC, MA, RCA - in 1984-87 he was the youngest ever President of the Royal Watercolour Society since 1820.
Charlotte Steel - shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2008 (the exhibition for which opened yesterday at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN)
Bonita Tandy - artist selected in 2007 for Lynn Painter-Stainers prize exhibition
Simon Turvey - past Hon. Sec. of the Society of Wildlife Artists; has had work included inRoyal Acadamy Summer Exhibition, the Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Exhibition and others (including the BP Portrait Award Exhibition).
Robin von Einsiedel
Neville Weston - epresentational painter specialising in landscapes of Australia, Britain and Europe
David Wheeler - lives in Cornwall, modern contemporary artist
Charles Williams NEAC - American born; studied at the Royal Academy Schools; selected in past for Royal Academy Summer exhibition and Hunting Art Prize and Discerning Eye
Susan Wilson - Shorlisted last year for The Young Oxford Undergraduate (oil). A New Zealand artist who studied at Camberwell and the Royal Academy and who now lives in the UK. She taught at Chelsea School of Art from 1988-93 and has received various awards plus was shortlisted for John Moores 2006
Neale Worley NEAC - contemporary figurative oil painter who is a member of the NEAC and has won previous NEAC prizes; shortlisted last year with Andrea
The exhibition is at Painters' Hall, 9 Little Trinity Lane, London between 19th-29th November 2008. The nearest tube is Mansion House.
This site provides images of shortlisted entries from 2007. Plus this is my review last November of the 2007 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and exhibition