Narbi Price: Artist of the Month
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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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Membership Membership to Contemporary British Painting is by invitation only, to painters working in the British Isles. Membership is reviewed annually and new members are considered through nomination by current members. CBP members are eligible to nominate new members based … Read More

Amanda Ansell: Artist of the Month
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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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“The new Contemporary British Painting Prize is a brilliant new initiative that holds up a mirror to the wealth of practice and exciting talent alive in the UK painting scene today.”  Kath Wood, Founding Director of Firstsite, Curator and Arts … Read More

Marco Cali: Artist of the Month
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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

Bus Stop Gothic
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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

Darkness at Noon
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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

Stand Close and Breathe Me In
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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

Susie Hamilton: Artist of the Month
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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

Gordon Dalton
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Gordon Dalton I’m trying to make the viewer look longer and harder, to have a one on relationship with landscape painting, to make them curious and find some joy. The places depicted in my work are partly an invention, full … Read More

Phil Illingworth: Artist of the Month
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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

Rachel Lancaster
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Rachel Lancaster Rachel Lancaster’s practice is focused on painting and its intersections with the languages of cinema, music and photography. Photographic ‘stills’ from found moving imagery, alongside an archive of her own photographs are selected from, edited and then translated … Read More

Sikelela Owen: Artist of the Month
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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

Marguerite Horner
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Marguerite Horner My practice is concerned with the non-material, a reality we can access through contemplation and painting…Jung asserts that ‘the experience of the Sacred and Holy is a fundamental requirement of the self. To deny it brings spiritual decay; … Read More

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