Carl Randall’s portraits of actress Julie Walters and comedienne Jo Brand are exhibiting at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition at The Mall Galleries London, May 4th – 19th. The oil paintings were made as a result of sittings with Julie Walters (Academy Award nominated and BAFTA/Golden Globe, best known for roles in Educating Rita, Billy Elliot, Harry Potter, Calendar Girls) and Jo Brand (BAFTA and British Comedy Award winner, best known for Through the Cake Hole and The Great British Bake Off’). The Daily Telegraph (2 May 2017 edition) featured both paintings and more information about the exhibition here.
The portraits are from Carl Randall’s London Portraits – a series of 15 paintings of people who have contributed to British culture, each being asked to choose a place in London for the backdrop of their portraits. Signed prints of the paintings available at the National Portrait Gallery London.
In other news, Carl’s recently commissioned painting Miho No Matsubara is now part of the permanent collection of The Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art in Japan. It was commissioned by the Museum to mark Mount Fuji becoming World Heritage status, joining Ando Hiroshige’s original ukiyo-e woodblock prints in the Museum’s collection:Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, website Carl Randall London Portraits for sale at National Portrait Gallery
Prints & catalogues at the National Portrait Gallery London: https://npgshop.org.uk/collections/carl-randall
Other pieces about Carl Randall on our website can be found via the following links:Carl Randall paintings shortlisted for the 2017 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Carl Randall new painting of Miho no Matsubara Carl Randall London Portraits Video Documentary Carl Randall London Portraits Carl Randall BBC interview about his Japan Portraits Carl Randall exhibiting at Christies in New York Carl Randall D-Day veteran portrait on display in Edinburgh from 15 January to 28 March 2016 Carl Randall work on display at ArtInternational Istanbul, 4-7 September 2015 Carl Randall portrait on display at The Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace from 6 to 17 June 2015 Carl Randall discussing art, identity and migration at the Business Design Centre as part of London Art Fair on 23 January 2015 Carl Randall Tokyo Portrait purchased by Fondation Carmignac in Paris Carl Randall Tokyo Highway Portraits on display in Japan until 11 September 2014 Carl Randall Japan Portraits on sale at the National Portrait Gallery in London Tokyo Portrait on display at Art Volta, June 2014 Japan Portraits a short documentary of Carl Randall painting in Japan In the footsteps of Hiroshige: Portraits of Modern Japan at The National Portrait Gallery London Carl Randall painting in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Carl Randall encounters with the late Donald Richie Carl Randall exhibiting at the 2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize Carl Randall exhibiting at the Mall Gallieries and the National Portrait Gallery Carl Randall awarded the BP Travel Award 2012 Carl Randall wins the Nomura Prize