Anthony Connolly Royal Society of Portrait Painters

 

Anthony Connolly RP is a celebrated portrait painter and a member of the prestigious The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Anthony Connolly trained at Goldsmith’s College. He now lives with his family in Wiltshire. For several years he has exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition at Mall Galleries. Before becoming a full time painter Anthony taught for several years and still runs drawing and painting courses. He has a studio at his home near Salisbury but is always pleased to travel to work with his subjects in their own homes or elsewhere.

 

The Story of Portrait Painting

 

The process of making a portrait always begins with a discussion. Consideration is given to all the elements that the picture might eventually contain. The outcome will be a collaboration in some degree but finally the artist has to take responsibility for his work. I prefer to work entirely from life but I do realise that the sitter may not always be able to make the necessary commitment.

 

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Consequently, I am prepared to make use of photographic reference together with actual sittings. In this scenario a substantial part of the painting can be completed in my studio. Sittings would be scheduled at different stages of the process and to suit the client. Once the proposal has been agreed a timetable will be set.

 

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During the initial sitting I would typically make some sketches in oil or pencil to refine the proposal. If working just from life I would normally need about twenty-five hours to complete a half-length painting in oils. A drawing will normally require between four and six hours.
 

Commission

 

If are interested in a special commission for yourself or as a gift, we would be delighted to discuss further details, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

 

Events

 

We are very excited to announce that Anthony Connolly RP will be running Masterclasses in Life, Portrait and Still Life Workshops. The format, a busy working day, attentive personal tuition, enjoyable company and good food. The masterclass workshops will run for two or four days, 10am to 4pm, lunch and refreshments are included.

 

If you would like anymore information on the Masterclasses in Life, Portrait and Still Life Workshops, we would be delighted to discuss further details, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

 

All images ©Anthony Connolly

 

Awards

 

2016 The Royal West of England Academy’s Drawing Award, Bristol

2014 The AXA Award for Drawing,  RHA Dublin

2012 The Prince of Wales Prize for Portrait Drawing, Mall Galleries, London

2009 The Changing Faces Prize, The Mall Galleries, London

2004 The Prince of Wales Prize for Portrait Drawing, Mall Galleries, London

 

Exhibitions

 

2016
LAGAN, Oakham School

Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

Beaumont Gallery, Mere

Royal West of England Academy

Panter & Hall Gallery, London

Royal Ulster Academy

Royal Hibernian Academy

2015
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

Royal Hibernian Academy

The Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary – Finalist

2014
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

Family Familiar, Winchester

New English Art Club Annual Exhibition

2013
Broken Meats, King’s College, Cambridge

Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

Royal Hibernian Academy

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

WVAT

Hackwood Festival

NEAC

2012
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

Royal Hibernian Academy

Lynn Painter Stainers Exhibition

2011
Royal Society Of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

Royal Hibernian Academy

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Editions Picard ‘Drawings and Portraits’ – Paris

2010

Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

2009
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries

Elected Member of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Group Exhibition, Guggleton Gallery

© Images Anthony Connolly