Last Portrait of Mother
by Daphne Todd
Oil on wooden panels
650 x920 x 50 mm
The prize winners for the BP Portrait Award 2010 were announced at the Awards Ceremony on the 22 June 2010.
The First Prize was awarded to Daphne Todd for Last Portrait of Mother a devotional study of her mother, Mary Todd, on her death bed.
Daphne Todd, from East Sussex, has been selected for the BP Portrait Award exhibition for the third time. This is her first BP shortlisted portrait (though she won second prize in the Gallery's Portrait Award in 1984.) She attended the Slade School of Fine Art and was the first woman president of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. She has chosen to portray her mother Annie Mary Todd on her death bed and thereby to create a devotional study. Daphne says her mother, who had just celebrated her 100th birthday having lived with the artist for her last 14 years, had given permission for her daughter to paint her.
© Daphne Todd