by Isobel Peachey
The prize winners for the BP Portrait Award 2009 were announced at the Awards Ceremony on the 16 June 2009.
The BP Travel Award 2009 winner is Isobel Peachey
900 x 600 mm
Peachey submitted a proposal to travel to Belgium and Switzerland to sketch and paint portraits of those taking part in historical re-enactments. She will visit The Company of Saynt George, a Swiss group re-enacting the history of a small artillery company from the 15th Century at the Castle of Lenzburg, near Zurich, and The Napoleonic Association who portray the life of a military encampment near Antwerp in Belgium. Peachey hopes to capture the unique mix of history, culture, authentic settings and the participants’ passionate involvement in recreating the past. She receives a bursary of £5,000 to travel and paint portraits for display in next year’s BP Portrait Award exhibition.
© Isobel Peachey