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Martyn's portraits shortlisted by Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Following on from his 2022 success, again 2 of Martyn's portraits have been pre-selected for this year's RS exhibition.

The RS selection process is very extensive with some 800 portraits first being selected from photographs of the thousands on pieces entered into the annual competition. The entries are then reduces to 400 portraits which the artists are invited to enter into the final selection process of just 400 entries.

Both of Martyn's portraits have strong narratives about the sitters giving them a strong human interest.

All of The Art Yard team wish Martyn good luck for the final judging stage of the competition.


Midland Film and Art


Midland Film and Art is a membership club where people can enjoy screenings of films or view artwork and crafts that would otherwise not be shown in mainstream cinemas or exhibitions, or be available locally. These shows usually have an educational aim, introducing new audiences to different audiovisual works through screening and display, encouraging participation in arts and crafts. A common feature that may characterize a Midland Film and Art meeting is that they either begin with an introduction to the audience and/or end with the promotion of a discussion about the film/art, where assistants, organizers and sometimes the filmmakers/artists themselves, exchange their views.

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