‘Wise’, a portrait by Trinity House Paintings’ featured artist Neil B. Helyard, has been selected by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters to appear in a prestigious annual exhibition. The artwork was selected from nearly 2,000 entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading portrait artists.

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters hold an annual open submission exhibition in central London each year. Graced by portraits of royalty, celebrities, academics, mothers, daughters, fathers and sons, the exhibition is a feature of the social calendar.

This year about half of the work will be by eminent Members of the Society and half by emerging artists selected through the open submission. With some 200 portraits on show this is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of recent portraits in the country.

This year’s exhibition will be on display at Mall Galleries, central London, between 5 to 20 May 2016

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters have many prizes and awards available to exhibitors, including the £10,000 Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture and the £3,000 de Laszlo Foundation Award.

Neil B. Helyard’s work is sold exclusively by Trinity House Paintings. An exclusive exhibition of Neil Helyard’s works is opening at Trinity House Broadway from 1-22 September, and Trinity House London from 23-30 September 2016.