Gyles Brandreth, Karen Gibson, Sophie Cookson:
The competition continues as the artists create portraits of Gyles Brandreth, Karen Gibson and Sophie Cookson, judged by Kathleen Soriano, Tai Shan Schierenberg and Kate Bryan.
Portrait Artist of the Year is hosted by UK TV personalities Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner; an esteemed group of judges travel across the Europe in search of a new star in the art world. Each episode features a regional competition where artists are shortlisted and challenged to produce a portrait of one of three famous sitters. At the end of each round, the judges select an artist to go to the semifinal. The finalists will have their work displayed at the world-famous National Portrait Gallery in London and the winner will receive a £10,000 commission to paint a portrait which will become part of the permanent collection at the British Library.
Airdate: 20 Oct 2021
Network: Sky Arts
Country: United Kingdom