I’m pleased to say that my painting “The World pulse beats beyond my door” has been selected for Figurativas 15 and has received an honourable mention. Figurativas is one of the most prestigious international art competitions for contemporary figurative art and is held at The MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art) in Barcelona.

Congratulations to Manuel Castillero Ramirez for his intriguing work 'The day in which silence reigned in congress “ which has been awarded the top prize, I’m very much looking forward to seeing this painting in the flesh.

The World pulse beats beyond my door

oil on canvas

200cm x 200cm (each canvas 200cm x 100cm) In Gaston Bachelard’s book “the poetics of space” which deals with subjective experiences of architectural spaces and theories of aesthetic reception, he writes…

“If one were to give an account of all the doors one has closed and opened, of all the doors one would like to re-open, one would have to tell the story of one’s entire life”… and “When so many doors are closed, there is one that is just barely ajar. We have only to give it a very slight push… and our fate becomes visible.”


Further information about Figurativas 15

http://www.fundaciondelasartes.org/index.php?l=en


Further information about MEAM, The European Museum of Modern Art

http://www.meam.es/principal.html



I’m extremely pleased to say that Jamie’s self portrait titled “inner dialogue”, has been selected for the BP Portrait Award 2013 at National Portrait Gallery, London.

Inner Dialogue

oil on canvas

120cm x 100cm

Additionally the painting is also being used to advertise the exhibition and the NPG.

National Portrait Gallery “What’s on“ brochure and BP Portrait Award poster


Banners outside the National Portrait Gallery, London Now in its thirty-fourth year at the National Portrait Gallery, the Portrait Award is the most prestigious international portrait painting competition around and this popular exhibition continues to be one of the highlights of the annual art calendar

.This year, 1,969 entries were submitted from 77 countries; 55 have been selected for the annual exhibition running between 20 June and 15 September.

Now in its thirty-fourth year at the National Portrait Gallery, the Portrait Award is the most prestigious international portrait painting competition around and this popular exhibition continues to be one of the highlights of the annual art calendar.

Jamie’s Triptych of Tony Lewis are among four works in contention for this year's BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery, London.


Other shortlisted artists are New York-based Aleah Chapin, Spanish artist Ignacio Estudillo and London-based Alan Coulson.


There were 2,187 entries from 74 different countries, and 55 of them will go on show at an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, central London, before going on tour to Edinburgh and Exeter.


Anybody over the age of 18 is able to enter the BP Portrait Award, and 2012 will see an artist aged between 18-30 awarded BP Young Artist of the Year for the fifth year running - an achievement three of 2012's shortlisted four are eligible for.


The winner, who will be announced on 19 June, receives £25,000 and a commission worth £4,000. Second place £8000, Third place £6000 and Young Artist Award £5000.


Selected press

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-17626148


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/9187937/BP-Portrait-Awards-2012-shortlist.html


http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/04/04/bp-portrait-award-2012-sh_n_1403133.html