Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Lynn Painter Stainers 2019 - selected artists and events

This year's Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize Exhibition can be seen at the Mall Galleries until 17th March 2019 (Open daily, 10am to 5pm | Admission free).  However if you are unable to get to London, you can see the 87 artworks selected for the exhibition online now


The winner of the £20,000 First Prize - and the other prizes - will be announced tonight.
Very oddly there's absolutely no tweets about it online.

Selected Artists

The Judges for 2019 comprise 3 artists and 2 gallerists.
  • Christopher Green, artist and former prize winner
  • Tom Hewlett, Portland Gallery
  • Robin Lee-Hall PPRP, artist
  • Jennifer Scott, Dulwich Picture Gallery
  • Ben Sullivan RP, NEAC, artist
Below is the list of artwork they have selected (+ price of the artwork) ordered alphabetically by surname of the artist.

I do wish people putting artwork online in a digital gallery would remember that we have no way of appreciating the size UNLESS THE PROVIDE DIMENSIONS. (Yes - I am shouting to be heard!). Details of media would also be much appreciated.

There aren't enough hours in the day for me to search for all the websites of selected artists. However I'm very happy if artists want to contact me and let me know what their website URL is - and I'll embed it in their name.

Below you get my sporadic comments - very much first reactions as I worked my way through the digital gallery. Note - these were all written prior to the announcement of the prizes. I've added in the tweets - of artists with their paintings - by the Painters Company afterwards.

  • Hun Adamoglu Midnight Call (2018), £11,800
  • David Agenjo, Under Construction (2018), £13,900
  • James Allen, Across the Thames (2018), £660
  • Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis, A found place (2017), £13,000 - looks textural
  • Gillian Ballance, The lonely wait (2017), NFS
  • Jeanette Barnes, New York Cable Cars (2017), £5,000 - makes me feel dizzy!
  • Patricia Beach, Morning Lights (2018), £750
  • Oliver Bedeman, Tom and Florian in Dalston (2018), £16,000 - I know this style and I'm trying to remember where from (Yup - I've met him! - See BP Portrait Award 2018 - Artists with their paintings)
  • Nicholas Borden, The meeting or mid day heat (2018), £1,900 exhibited in LPS in 2017
  • Nicholas Borden , Trying to cross the road at the Old Bank, Islington (2018), £1,900
  • Isobel Brigham, A deeper picture June (2017), £12,875
  • Ilsa Brittain, Me Too (2018), £3,900
  • Holly Brodie, Breach (2018), £3,500
  • Bayliss Brown, Once a loved child (2018), £7000 - very poignant title
  • Judith Brown, Winter in the Privy Garden, Hampton Court (2018), £1,800
  • Trevor Burgess, Man on a bench (Giffin Square) 3 (2018), £2,800
  • Nick Bush, Up near the Coastguard Watch (2018), £1,450
  • Richard Busk, Clare and Nick in Burford (2018), £9,500 - a real sense of spatial depth - and I can feel the temperaure!
  • David Caldwell, Central Park at night (2016), £1,100
  • David Caldwell, Encounters (2018), £12,000
  • David Caldwell, Snow (Highgate) (2016), £995 - I can't quite work out whether we have two artists both called David Caldwell or one artist who hedged his bets!  LPS regular.  Three paintings suggests he's won one of the prizes.
  • Alice Carter, Ned's Hut (2018), £850
  • Michael Chance , 500,000 Dresses (2018), £2,400
  • Belinda Channer , Nasturtium (2018), £1,400
  • Tomas Clayton, 1919 (2018), £6,500 - I think I'm right in saying this artist has been selected before (ah yes - but not for LPS. See the extremely penetrating drawing in the RP Annual Exhibition in 2012 and 2014 and the two works in Threadneedle 2016))
  • Lara Cobden, The Winterkeeper's Cabin (2018), £2,500
  • UPDATE 6th March
  • Austin Cole, Tokyo Fishmarket warehouse 3 (2018), £380 - a man who knows how to price to sell 
  • Larry Cotton, Bathroom Diptych (2018), £1,920
  • James Crowther, An audience with Mrs Barrett (2018), £2,200
  • Sam Dalby, Summer in the garden (2018), £10,000
  • Emma Davis , Blue Boy (2018), £700
  • Tom Down , Nomad (2018), £800
  • Genevieve Draper, Gone wild (2018), £1,150
  • Tom Farthing, Along the Regent's Canal (2016), £1,450
  • John Gledhill, Limehouse, the Cut. 4 Tone Drawing (2018), £4,500
  • Stacey Gledhill, Green Beans (2018), £800
  • Henry Gibbons Guy, Southbank (2018), £900
  • Tim Goffe, Terminal (2018), £1,800
  • Christopher Gray, Edinburgh Castle (2018), £180
  • Deborah Grice, Epiphany (2018), £1,200
  • Janine Hall, Pool (2018), £1,800 - this I like
  • Ian Hargreaves, Moroccan Tanneries (2018), £4,950 -and this I like
  • Emma Haworth, Last Day of Summer (2018), £11,800 - this looks stunning and very relevant to summer last year. If it won a prize I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised - she's won a lot!
  • Mary Herbert, A Cat Watches a Magpie (2018), £960
  • Andrew Hitchcock, Hoodie Self Portrait (2018), £650
  • Peter Holt, Alicia (Portrait study) (2018), £380
  • Brett Hudson, London Skyline (2018), £8,500 - bet you this gets hung near Emma Haworth's painting
  • Tom Hughes, Last light from the bedroom window (2018), £1000 - this is very like a painting in a previous competition and I'm just wondering whether it's the same artist. Nice sky.
  • Hero Johnson, Margaret (2018), NFS
  • James Kingston-Stewart , Uealtivo (2017), £1,750 - this one messes with your brain cells
  • Emma Knowles , Night 1 (2018), £600
  • Christopher Knox, Sunrise, River Hull (2018), £1,500
  • Debbie Lee, Girl with Cat (2018), £600
  • Katherine Lees, Open cupboard (2018), £5,000
  • James Lloyd, In my room (2018), £20,000 - previous winner of major awards (the BP portrait Award and the Ondaatje Prize) and an ex tutor of mine
  • UPDATE 6th March
  • Juliette Losq, Darkwater (2018), £5,500 - this one makes you look hard and is a tad perplexing - until you realise it involves a reflection
  • Donald MacDonald, 'Put the dog out' (2018), £3,000 - cunning!
  • Alan Macdonald, Buffalo Pearls (2018), £9,000 - vintage!
  • Danny Markey, Yellow Hill (2017), £2,000
  • Danny Markey, Sheds by the Roadside (2015), £2,000
  • Robert McPartland, Lemon on paper (2018), £3,400 - looks neither real nor a proper form
  • Jennifer McRae, Past, present, future: tracing the female line (2018), £16,000 - Terrific contemporary figurative painting! This is who I'd give the LPS Award too.Jennifer McRae never ever disappoints.
UPDATE 6th March 2019 (morning after the awards presentation): I'm always really pleased when yet another one of my predictions is accurate! :)
  • Sally Muir, Elderly dog (2018), £1,200 Love it!
  • Nadar Najar, In the search for peace (2018), £4,899
  • Tony Noble, Political Landscape (2017)£5,000
  • Liam O'Farrell, Denmark Street (Tin pan Alley) London (2017), £8,000 - I rather like this - especially given I can't work out how he achieved his perspective
  • Nicolas Pace, Aquarium D (Grisaille) (2018), £3,850 - one of those technically accomplished monochrome pieces (Charcoal?) where you can admire the technique - but it still doesn't do anything for me
  • Mandy Payne, Beginning of The End (2018), £1,750
  • Simon Plum, Relics (2018), £1,800
  • Joan Prickett, Naked (2018), £320
  • Charles Rake, Night Traveller (2018), £1,850 eerie
  • Ian Robinson, Golden Hands Magazines (2018), £2,250 - I suspect this would work very well in contemporary setting
  • Charlie Schaffer, Preston (2018), NFS I really like this portrait
UPDATE 6th March - the morning after

  • Melissa Scott-Miller, November sunshine from Islington tenth floor (2018), £5,500 - it wouldn't be the same if the LPS didn't have a piece by Melissa. Interesting perspective in the interesting perspective.
  • Melissa Scott-Miller, Rosebery Avenue (2018), £5,000
  • Kim Scouller, Hugh, Highgate (2018), £1,750
  • Barbara Skingle, Millie on Antique fabric (2018), £500
  • Cheri Smith, Four plants (2018), £560
  • Cheri Smith, Green Screen (2018), £600
  • Edward Sutcliffe, Kensal Rise Pickelhaube (2018), £6,000 - definitely a doubletake!
  • Michael Taylor, Attic scene with Grave Goods (2018), £16,500
  • Simon Turvey, Interior, Camden (2018), £1,965
  • Ewan White, No.7 (2018), £4,000
  • UPDATE 6th march
  • John Whitehill, Dead City 2 (2018), £1,150
  • Sian Wilkins, Approaching San Michele (2016), £950 - I like this - unusual view
  • Charles Williams, The Poet Lt.Col VI Evans and His Son (2018), £4,750
  • Yuxin Yang, The Red Lion II, 19 Sept. 2018 (2018), £525
My main comment is that I'm very inclined to make a second visit - after my exhibition review one this week) to review how many artworks sold and whether sales will confirm to my current expectations.

Events during the Exhibition


Demonstrations


The following artists will be demonstrating between 1 and 4pm on the following days. Booking is not required.

Free Life Drawing Masterclass


Henry Gibbons Guy, an alumnus of the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School who teaches at both the Royal Drawing School and Central St Martins, will lead a free life drawing masterclass from 12 – 2pm on Wednesday 13 March.
Open to all, whatever your level of expertise, this masterclass offers an opportunity to develop new skills as well as hone existing techniques. Book your free ticket HERE.

Drawing Sesssion


Reflections: one of the themes that emerges from this year’s exhibition and which forms the subject of a free drawing session taking place from 2 – 4pm on Saturday 9 March.
Sheaths and folds of mirror film will be draped over an unknown object in the centre of the space, reflecting the show back on itself and challenging the viewer to capture a sense of both fracture and movement. Open to all, feel free to either bring along your own sketchbooks and pencils, or make use of a range of drawing materials generously provided by Winsor & Newton. Booking is not required.

More about the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize (2008-2019)


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