Simon Carter: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month February 2023: Simon Carter, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. My work is based on the stretch of Essex coast where I live and have my studio. This coast is where the gardened landscape of East Anglia … Read More

Nicholas Middleton: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month January 2023: Nicholas Middleton, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Fundamental to my practice is the image. In a world of proliferating images, examination of how the image, tethered to reality, is constructed, processed, displayed, has underpinned … Read More

Suzanne Holtom: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month December 2022: Suzanne Holtom, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. ‘There is an overriding interest in the creative tension between content and structure in my work. I do think in terms of narratives and themes to each … Read More

CBP Prize 2022 Catalogue
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Contemporary British Painting Prize 2022 Catalogue Showing works by all 17 exhibitors in the 2022 painting prize. Introduction by Casper White, selector, and an essay by judge and art critic Hettie Judah on the winning artist Lesley Bunch. Full colour … Read More

Casper White: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month November 2022: Casper White, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Casper’s work centres on the history and intimacy of portraiture, where fleeting and unexpected moments become a place for reflection. Recently Casper’s work has focused more directly … Read More

Lesley Bunch
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Lesley Bunch For my Shadow Sculpture series I borrow ‘casting objects’ that are invested with their lenders’ emotions, memories, and sense of identity. I interview each lender about their attachment to their object, and then create a shadow with it. … Read More

Stephen Snoddy: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month October 2022: Stephen Snoddy, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. “Snoddy wants viewers to look at the relationships between his works, and how he carries lines and formats from one picture over to another. He sometimes regards … Read More

Paint Edgy catalogue
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Paint Edgy: Contemporary British Painting and Guests Coordinated by Judith Tucker and Linda Ingham “I have a respect for invention, and I think that’s what attracts me to the margins in all things” writes the painter Graham Crowley. The exhibition … Read More

Paint Edgy, The Ropewalk, Barton on Humber
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Paint Edgy: Contemporary British Painting and Guests Coordinated by Judith Tucker and Linda Ingham “I have a respect for invention, and I think that’s what attracts me to the margins in all things” writes the painter Graham Crowley. The exhibition … Read More

Susan Absolon: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month September 2022: Susan Absolon, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. The motifs in Susan Absolon’s paintings are hard to pin down. They avoid declaring their origin or context, and sit somewhere on the path between the figurative … Read More

CBP Prize 2022 Exhibitions: Huddersfield and London
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We are very pleased to announce the two exhibitions for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2022. The first will open at Huddersfield Art Gallery and the second at Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London. The 17 finalists are: Daniel H Bell, Sophie … Read More

Paula MacArthur: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month August 2022: Paula MacArthur, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. The current focus of Paula MacArthur’s work is crystals and jewels, these are explorations of colour and light, a contemporary response to Dutch 17th century Pronkstilleven painting … Read More

Vitalistic Fantasies catalogue
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Vitalistic Fantasies at the Elysium Gallery is an expanded version of the exhibition originally planned for 2020 BEEP Painting Biennial, featuring works by 51 painters from the artist led group Contemporary British Painting curated by Paula MacArthur and Casper White. … Read More

Vitalistic Fantasies at Elysium Gallery, Swansea
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We are delighted to announce that Vitalistic Fantasies is opening at Elysium Gallery Swansea. An expanded version of the exhibition originally planned for 2020 BEEP Painting Biennial will open on 4 June with works by painters from the artist led … Read More

Judith Tucker: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month May 2022: Judith Tucker, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Judith Tucker’s work explores the meeting of social history, personal memory and geography; Night Fitties explore the play of light and dark and the uncanny transformations of … Read More

2021
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“… an exhibition which exemplifies the Contemporary British Painting Prize, which affirms the vigour and innovation in the painted mark and celebrates the continuing evolution of this language to reflect the times” Joanna Whittle, 2019 winner and joint selector of … Read More

Deb Covell: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month April 2022: Deb Covell, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Deb Covell’s practice is concerned with bringing a form into being by exploring the material and sculptural potential of paint. She has omitted a traditional fixed support … Read More

Paradoxes Catalogue
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Contemporary British Painting Paradoxes: 52 Painters Curated by Freya Purdue, Natalie Dowse and Phil Illingworth, the Paradoxes exhibition at Quay Arts on the Isle of Wight showcases the work of 48 members of CBP and 4 guest artists from the … Read More

Alex Hanna: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month March 2022: Alex Hanna, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. ‘I have been working on ideas based around the ‘ambiguous’ and materiality. This possibly explains the choice of subject and the reductive colour system. I have been … Read More

Paradoxes: 52 Painters
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12th March to 7th May 2022, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight‘Paradoxes’ is an exhibition showcasing the breadth of contemporary painting practice which is very much alive and thriving in the UK today. This exhibition of 52 painters includes 48 artists … Read More

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