Elaine Speirs :: BP Portrait Award 2019

Congratulations to gallery artist Elaine Speirs who has been selected for the 2019 BP Portrait Award, the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world.  Elaine’s painting Young Girl is currently on show at the National Portrait Gallery London along side forty three other artists, the exhibition continues until 20th October, then tours to Edinburgh and Belfast in during 2020.

Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery for sharing this wonderful film of artist Elaine Speirs talking to sitter and daughter Stella about about her process and inspiration.

The video can be viewed via National Portrait Gallery Instagram:

Elaine’s solo exhibition Beautiful Regrets opening on 10th August, this new body of work has an uneasy coexistence of contradictory states: strength and vulnerability, loneness and hope, love and despair. Speirs examines these tensions by capturing fleeting moments of humanity with Franco Zeffirellis 1968 film Romeo and Juliet.

Join us for the opening on Saturday 10th August from 2-4pm.