"I do, I undo, I redo”, Nicola Hicks

oil on canvas

170cm x 180cm (each canvas 170cm x 60cm)

Absolutely delighted to announce that Jamie's painting of his good friend, the renowned British sculptor Nicola Hicks, has been selected for the BP Portrait Award 2020 at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

"I do, I undo, I redo”, Nicola Hicks, depicts Nicola in her studio. The title references the work of Louise Bourgeois, but equally it encapsulates Nicola’s creative process. Sittings took place at both Nicola’s and Jamie’s London studios between December 2018 and November 2019.

Jamie's painting "Man holding a Netsuke" has been selected from almost 2,500 entries for the Royal Portrait Society's Annual Exhibition 2020.

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 was due to be on display at Mall Galleries, central London, between 7 to 22 May 2020. Unfortunately due to the current COVID 19 pandemic the physical exhibition cannot take place in the Galleries as scheduled. The RP is concentrating its efforts on displaying the exhibition online, front and centre on there website. Please see link to below.

The hope is that the physical exhibition will take place at a later date.

"Man Holding a Netsuke"

Oil on canvas 2019

190cm x 90cm

The Ruth Borchard Collection, the UK’s only public collection of self portraits, have purchased Jamie’s "self portrait 2019" for their Next Generation Collection.

The portrait was selected for the Ruth Bouchard Self Portrait Prize 2019. It was commended by the judges and purchased for the Next Generation Collection. 

About the Prize

The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize celebrates contemporary British and Irish self-portraiture. It offers a unique opportunity for both established and emerging artists to compete for a £10,000 prize, the chance to be included in a curated, four-month exhibition at Piano Nobile Kings Place and, opportunity for their work to be purchased by the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection – the UK’s only collection of self-portraits.

The 2019 prize was selected by a prestigious panel of judges including Sean Rainbird (Director of the National Gallery of Ireland), Professor Deborah Swallow (Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art), Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Hillier (Head of the RAF), Martin Gayford (art critic and writer), Marc Steene (Director of Outside In) and 2017 prize winner, Benjamin Ogbebor.

Selected Review