by Paul Beel
Oil on linen
1500 x 1500 x 40 mm
The prize winners for the BP Portrait Award 2010 were announced at the Awards Ceremony on the 22 June 2010.
The BP Travel Award 2010 was awarded to Paul Beel
Beel wins for his proposal to paint a large-scale, plein-air group portrait of figures on a secluded Corfu nudist beach. The American artist, who now lives in Florence, Italy, has always wanted to return to the beach since he visited it eleven years ago with his wife on their honeymoon. He receives a bursary of £5,000 to travel to Corfu and paint the 2 x 4 metre canvas (or canvas triptych) portrait for display in the BP Portrait Award 2011 exhibition.
© Paul Beel