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Sam Douglas: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month December 2021: Sam Douglas, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Sam Douglas works in a tradition of British visionary landscape painters of the past such as Samuel Palmer, Graham Sutherland, and Paul Nash. Like many of his … Read More

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CBP Prize 2021: Winner Annoucement

And the winner is… We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2021 Contemporary British Painting Prize is Susan Absolon, and the Highly Commended Award winner is Hannah Murgatroyd. Our congratulations go to all of the short listed … Read More

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Ruth Calland: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month November 2021: Ruth Calland, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. This month CBP talks with Ruth Calland on her curated group show Darkness at Noon on at the APT gallery in London and about her practice in … Read More

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Darkness at Noon Catalogue

A catalogue to accompany the exhibition ‘Darkness at Noon’ curated by Ruth Calland and with essays by Nick Medford and Stephanie Moran is available to download. If you would like to purchase a hard copy (£10 including postage within the UKA4) … Read More

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Where we live

Where We Live is an artist-curated exhibition that brings together a group of painters whose work arises out of a sustained attention to a specific place or locality over a long period. The exhibition aims to put a focus on … Read More

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Supernature

Supernature brings together five painters who make paintings that could be considered, in part, a contemplation of mankind’s relationship with nature, calling into question what we actually mean when we talk about ‘nature’. In an age where this relationship appears … Read More

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Molly Thomson: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month October 2021: Molly Thomson, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Molly Thomson’s work concerns the performance of the painting as an object, using the conventional painting panel as a springboard for action and a vehicle for thought. … Read More

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Narbi Price: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month September 2021: Narbi Price, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. For September’s artist of the month feature Narbi Price discusses his Lockdown series and his painting practice in general. Narbi Price’s work involves journeys to specific … Read More

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Amanda Ansell: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month August 2021: Amanda Ansell, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. CBP: Looking at these small, square, and perfectly formed abstract paintings they give the impression of a painted equivalent to an aspect of a natural environment; … Read More

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Marco Cali: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month July 2021: Marco Cali, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Marco Cali is a UK artist and curator with teaching experience and a parallel interest in writing, cinema and theatre.  ‘My practice looks at two aspects of … Read More

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Bus Stop Gothic

The ‘everyday’ or the ‘banal’ has been a source of intrigue for artists for centuries, from Vermeer’s Little Street, through Hammershøi’s empty rooms and Hopper’s filmic landscapes, to the American photorealists of the 1970s and Shaw’s contemporary Midlands housing estate. … Read More

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Darkness at Noon

Darkness at Noon is a forthcoming exhibition curated by Ruth Calland and co-selected with Mimei Thompson for Contemporary British Painting. The exhibition will take place at A.P.T. Gallery, London from the 4 to 14 November 2021. CBP artists:Karl Bielik, Ruth … Read More

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Stand Close and Breathe Me In

Venue: Oceans Apart, OA Studios, 24-26 King Street, Salford M3 7DGExhibition dates: 25 June – 25 July 2021 Stand Close and Breathe Me In is a group exhibition of paintings which explores the collective spirit of small scale imagery within … Read More

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Susie Hamilton: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month June 2021: Susie Hamilton, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Susie Hamilton discusses her C-19 series produced in her home studio during the lockdowns of 2020-21 depicting masked and visored medics treating patients during coronavirus pandemic. Susie … Read More

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Phil Illingworth: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month May 2021: Phil Illingworth, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. CBP: To cover the big broad question first; what is the relationship in your practice between painting, sculpture and installation? Did you come from a conventional painting … Read More

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Sikelela Owen: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month April 2021: Sikelela Owen, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. CBP: Your recent painting evokes a sense of reflection, contemplation, and something quite peaceful. This feels quite rare in the world of contemporary figurative painting that often … Read More

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Gordon Dalton: Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month March 2021: Gordon Dalton, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Dead Reckoning is the process of calculating your direction by using a previously determined position. It is thought that Dutch sailors threw dead bodies overboard to calculate … Read More

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