BP Portrait Award 2004

Past exhibition archive

Images from the BP Portrait Award 2004
The BP Portrait Award 2004 received 955 entries.

There were four prize-winners and fifty others selected for exhibition.

Judging Panel

  • Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery (Chair)
  • Susan Ferleger Brades, Director, Hayward Gallery
  • John Keane, Artist
  • Trevor Phillips OBE, Chair, Commission for Racial Equality
  • Des Violaris, Director, UK Arts and Culture, BP

Winners and Exhibitors

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Colour half-length portrait of a seated young woman holding a young child on her knees.
First prize: The Miracle by Stephen Shankland
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Colour head and shoulder portrait of a young bespectacled woman sitting on a chair set against an orange background
Second prize: Louise Tiplady by Paul Harris
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Head and shoulder portrait of the artist's elderly mother wearing a blue plaid shirt set against a pale blue-grey background
Third prize: Head Full of Smiles by Fergus Mayhew
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Self-portrait of the artist with long dark hair sitting holding a cigarette with her shadow on the wall to the right of her
Fourth prize: Self-portrait by Sara Shamma
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Very pale hued colour portrait of a seated man, his face is painted both from profile and from the side, suggesting movement
Trace by Jackie Anderson
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Colour portrait of a little girl looking upwards sitting in a darkened space.
Portrait of Josie by Mary-Jane Ansell
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Three-quarter-length portrait of a little girl wearing a pink skirt and white t-shirt with a butterfly on it, she is set against a very dark background
Butterfly by Nicholas Archer
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Close-up colour portrait of an elderly bespectacled man wearing a bowtie, white shirt and black jacket set against a bright red background.
Bompa (Grandad) by Bianca Alice Berends
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Close-up colour portrait of a young man dressed in black, his head turned to look at the viewer, set against a deep red background
Redeye Jack Jones by Lanceford Brown
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Colour head and shoulder portrait of the artist wearing a brown roll neck jumper and staring straight at the viewer
Self-portrait by Paul Brown
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Three-quarter-length colour portrait of the artist's father viewed standing from the side, his head turned to look at the viewer
Untitled (Artist's Father) by Vincent Brown
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Colour three-quarter-length portrait of an older shirtless man wearing belted white trousers, his arms hang by his side and he is set against a black background
Eddie II by Jason Butler
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Close-up pale-hued portrait of a young woman
H by Gary Colclough
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Very visually busy colour portrait of a young woman set against a wall of shelving full of plants and other objects
Self-portrait by Georgia Cox
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Close-up colour portrait of a young woman with blonde hair viewed in profile
Caroline by James Crowther
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Close-cropped portrait of a woman's face set at the very top of the brown-hued painting
Untitled by Sebastian Dacey
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Half-length colour portrait of young woman with long hair holding an octopus
Nicola with octopus by Joel Ely
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Three colour portraits in a row, each a close-up portrait of a different man
Three men named Ian by Danrish Fakhr
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Head and shoulder portrait of a young man wearing a bright red hoodie and set against a black background.
Steve Ryan by Maryam Foroozanfar
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Close-crop colour portrait of a  young woman wearing red lipstick
Twenty-eight days of veiled sorrow by Savas Georgiadis
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Colour portrait of two young girls sitting back-to-back and viewed from the side, on the left a taller girl with darker shoulder-length hair, on the right a small girl with blonde  hair
Flora and Betty by Dominique Grantham
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Full-length portrait of three men in a darkened studio-like setting, one sits of the floor, as the other two stand, one behind the other
The Artist, The Model, and The Critic by Mitch Griffiths
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Full-length portrait of a young man in a darkened brown-hued space, he appear to be asleep and falling backwards as if in motion
Robert Schneider by Phil Hale
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Colour head and shoulder portrait of a man holding a baby
Thomas Fairfax and Father by Gemma Harwood
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Close-up colour portrait of a young man with gold hoop earrings who is gazing up
Nvanda by Helen Masacz
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Self-portrait of the artist viewed from the side, he wears a hat and looks out of the corner of his eye
Self-portrait by Maeve McCarthy
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Colour portrait of a young man wearing shirt and tie, sitting on a chair examining something in his hands, he has lots of images pinned to the wall behind hin
Dr Martin Skittles, Architectural Historian by Nicholas Middleton
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The Elevator by Tim Okamura
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Head and shoulder colour portrait of the artist wearing a black roll neck jumper set against a greyish background
This is me - Self-portrait by Anna Orchard
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Half-length colour portrait of a man wearing a white shirt seen through a clear surface on which he is writing
The Optics Lesson of Doctor Turner by Alan Parker
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Colour head-and-shoulder portrait of a young man wearing a white t-shirt, the left side of his face is lit by the light of a a window
Some wild, some tame by Imogen Paton
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Pink-hued close-up portrait of a balding man looking down
Witness by Freva Payne
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Half-length portrait of a young woman viewed from the side, her with long dark hair tied back in a ponytail and bright red top contrast with the pale-coloured background
Olivia by Robert Proudfoot
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Close-cropped colour portrait of a man with a vacant-looking expression
Raymond by Patrick Redmond
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Three close-crop colour portraits of young boys' faces, set next to each other in a row
Gaze by Philippa Robbins
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                    <em>Miss Davies</em> by Stephen Rogers
Colour head-and-shoulder portrait of two young women, both with long dark hair, one wears a red top, the other a black top
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Half-length colour self-portrait of the artist sitting on a stool, wearing jeans and a white t-shirt and holding a paintbrush in one hand and a palette in the other
Self-portrait by Mark Roscoe
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Full length colour portrait of a young girl wearing a black skirt and ablack and white striped jumper, standing in front of a pinkish pale-coloured wall
Silia by Gideon Rubin
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Close-up colour portrait of a bespectacled young man wearing a red shirt and tie, leaning on a patterned fabric
Tiff my boi by Teri Sanders
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Close-cropped colour portrait of a young woman with shoulder-length blonde hair and red painted lips
Ellen by Adria Sartore
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Head and shoulder portrait of a young shirtless boy with red hair and freckles, he stares at the viewer with a faint smile and is set against a blue background
Olivier by Nathalie Scott
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Close-cropped colour portrait of a woman wearing a hat, she looks to the side and is set against a pale-coloured background
Norma by Sarah Simpson
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Full-length colour portrait of a young woman dressed in black, a dog sits next to her
Orla Kelly and Sparky Kelley (in Scart in the 'New Home') by Blaise Smith
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Close-crop colour portrait of a man with a goatee and moustache, looking up with a slightly worried or weary expression
Thomas by Nigel Spong
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Colour self-portrait of the artist, as if miniaturised and sitting on a long shelf, his shadow is seen on the wall behind him
Self-portrait by James Stewart
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Full-length colour portrait of a couple standing in a darkened room, he is shirtless, she wears traditional east Asian clothing
Alexander and Eun Ju by Andrew Tift
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Half-length colour portrait of older man wearing a blue t-shirt and examining something in his hands, a wall of books behind him
Harry Thomson: Antiques Bought & Sold by Emma Wesley
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Full-length colour portrait of an elderly woman sitting on a wooden chair with her hands clasped
Mary Spencer-Watson, Sculptor by Toby Wiggins
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Half-length colour portrait of a man viewed from the side wearing a wooly hat set against a large pale sky and river landscape scene
Doug by Craig Wylie
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Half-length portrait of a seated man with his hands clasped in front of him, he leans back in his chair looking relaxed
Rt Hon Paul Boeteng by Jonathan Yeo