SELECTED EXHIBITOINS                        

2021 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition

Mall Galleries - London

2020 - Small Is Beautiful

           Flowers Gallery - London

2020 - BP Portrait Award 

National Portrait Gallery - London

2020 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition

Mall Galleries - London

2019 - The Ruth Borchard self portrait prize  

Piano Nobile Gallery - London

2019 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition

Mall Galleries - London

2018 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition  

Mall Galleries - London

2018 - Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018, Figurative Art Today

Mall Galleries - London 

2017 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition

Mall Galleries - London

2015 - Figurativas 15

European Museum of Modern Art, MEAM - Barcelona

2015 - Self - Fine Art Commissions 

London 

2015 - Contemporary Masters - Fine Art Commissions

London

2014 - Christmas Exhibition - Fine Art Commissions 

London

2014 - The Portrait Gala - Mystery Portrait Postcard  

National Portrait Gallery

2013 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition

Mall Galleries -London 

2013 - BP Portrait Award

Royal Albert Memorial Museum - Exeter

2012/2013 - BP Portrait Award

Scottish National Portrait Gallery - Edinburgh

2012 - BP Portrait Award  

National Portrait Gallery - London 

2012 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition

Mall Galleries - London 

2012 - Group Show

GPF Gallery - Newport

2011 - Welsh Landscape Exhibition

Barnabas Gallery - Newport

2011 - 'I know a place'

Flowers East Gallery - London

2011 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition

Mall Galleries - London 

2011 - Group Exhibition

One Alfred Place - London

2010 - Group Exhibition

One Alfred Place - London

2010 - Changing Faces

Newport Museum and Art Gallery

2009 - Epoch w14 - Solo show

Talgarth Road Studio, London

2009 - Ovarian Cancer Action Charity Auction

BAFTA, London

2009 - Group Show

GPF Gallery - Newport

2005 - Solo Show

GPF Gallery - Newport

 

AWARDS                   

2019 - Judges Commended & self portrait Purchased for the Ruth Borchard Collection

Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile Gallery 

2017 - The De Laszlo Foundation Award

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters

2015 - Honourable Mention at Figurativas 15

MEAM Barcelona  

2012 - BP Portrait Award, Young Artist Award

National Portrait Gallery 

COLLECTIONS                             

Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Collection

Standard Chartered Art Collection

The Joint Services Command and Staff College

 

BIOGRAPHY

Jamie Routley was born in Newport, South Wales in 1982 and educated entirely in the Welsh language at Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw. He completed a BA honours degree in Illustration at Swindon College, before leaving the UK in 2004 to study under the American painter Charles H. Cecil in Florence, Italy (2004 - 2008)

 

Following a short period in Sweden and Wales, Jamie moved to London in 2009, where he still lives with his wife and two young daughters. 

 

​His work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including those of the National Portrait Gallery, The BP Portrait Award, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Figurativas (MEAM Barcelona), The Columbia Threadneedle Prize and The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize.

 

Awards include The National Portrait Gallery's BP Young Artist Award and The De Lazlo Foundation Award for excellence from The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. 

In 2019, The Ruth Borchard Collection, the UK’s only public collection of self portraits, purchased a self portrait for their collection.

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He is a council member for the Artist General Benevolent Institution (AGBI), one of the UK’s oldest charities which financially supports professional artists in need and their dependents living in England, Wales or Northern Ireland who cannot work or earn due to accident, illness or older age.

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On his process, Jamie writes “Concept is at the forefront of my work, my objective is to understand who I’m painting and develop the ideas before I begin the final painting. My process starts with gathering information, usually by spending time with the sitter both in and outside of the studio, making studies and collecting reference material. Throughout this, the aesthetic and compositional ideas begin to take shape, this is more instinctive than formulaic and I follow the ideas until I eventually arrive at what I consider my starting point.”

 

“My intention is always to make a painting in its own right, rather than a portrait. This may sound pedantic, but I think there’s a significant difference. Not to diminish the portrait element, but hopefully to elevate it. I want the art work to be able to exist anywhere”.