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BP Portrait Award 2004 - Exhibitor 3

Third Prize

Head Full of Smiles

by Fergus Mayhew
Acrylic and oil on board
© the artist

Fergus Mayhew (b.1963) studied at the Royal Academy and is now a full-time father living in Devon. He has been a regular exhibitor in the BP Portrait Award in recent years and this year has been short-listed for his portrait of his mother, Bunty.

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