The exhibition is on every day until the 25th November. And congrats to the winner of the competition, Celia Paul.
My portrait: I think the wonky board looks alright in the end:
Some of my favourite portraits from the show (links at the bottom):
Tony Noble's Self Portrait, Red Brick Mill Studio, a brilliant acrylic piece:
Andrew Whamond's frank and expressive Self Portrait Standing:
Gilly Lovegrove, Untitled:
I saw an Alison Lambert solo exhibition in Soho a few years ago. She produces stunning large-scale portraits in charcoal, pastel and layers of torn paper, giving the pieces a deep relief and wonderfully sculptural topography. It's like the portrait has actually come from within the paper. Fantastic draughtsmanship (draughtswomanship?) too. Really worth seeing in person. Self-Portrait:
Sheena Russell's Red Portrait: