Frances Bell RP
Frances Bell RP

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Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America 2019

The Reading Lesson has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America in this years International competition, 2019,

New Generation Award RSMA 2018

Delighted to win the 2018 New Generation Award at the RSMA, with this paitning painted on the dunes at Bamburgh, with the ranging cattle. 

Election to Membership of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2018

At the AGM of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in May 2018, I gained enough votes to be elected to full membership of the RP. I had been a candidate for a long while so I'm thrilled to have been accepted into the society.

Certificate of Excellence at Portrait Society of America 2018

Delighted to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America's "The Art of the Portrait" 2018, with this portrait of Edd and Mango, "Companions"

 

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018

I appeared in heat 8 of portrait artist of the year. It was a great if tiring day, its great to get to do this sort of thing once in a while! Here I am being interviewed by Joan Bakewell. I got to paint Derek Jacobi!

 

Artist of the Year 2018

This years Artist of the Year exhibition, hosted by Artist and  Illustrated Magazine included my painting of Edd and my little terrier Mango!

First Prize at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

This portrait "The Reading Lesson" has won first prize in the Winsor and Newton Young Artist Awards at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition in the Mall Galleries in London this year. I also sent a smaller painting of some pigs, which has sold, so that's a nice cherry on top!

Society of Wildlife Artists 2017

This painting of the flood waters near my  home was selected to be shown at SWLA this year at the Mall Galleries. Opening 18th Oct.

Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017

Two of my paintings of the north east were on display at the annual show of the RSMA at the Mall Galleries opeining 5th Oct. This one is the old bridge at Berwick, and the other was of Amble marina and the river mouth.

Society of Women Artists 2017

In July 2017, The Annual Exhibition of the Society of Women Artists proved a wonderful show again this year, and I had two drawings showing. 

Fresh Paint 2017

In July 2017 two of my paintings were show in a group show for artists under 35 called Fresh Paint, put together by Fine Art Commissions in London. I put in 3 paintings one of which is show here.

Royal Society of Portrait Painter 2017

The Royal Society of Portrait Painter Annual Exhibition was well underway from 4th May 2017, and I was delighted to have 2 paintings in this years show. The Self Portrait show here and a portrait of a friend, Julia, were my offerings.

 

Royal Society of British Artists 2017

My Pigs painting was recentlt selected to the RBA 300th Annual Exhibition, at the Mall Galleries. It was a great result to be selected to this auspicious show and I was especially pleased to be Highly Commended for the De Laszlo Foundation Award. 

And to make matters even better I even sold my picture!

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