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National gallery of Scotland, emeli sande

Emeli Sande has been acquired by the National Gallery of Scotland as part of their contemporary collection. The portrait was created in the finals of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018. 


rankin for sky arts

Sky Arts invited Samira to paint Rankin for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the week live painting series. Check out the behind scenes process in the video below.

6 weeks of portraits

"Obama" will be featured as part of Fine Art Commission's celebration of contemporary portraits. The exhibition will run from 5th June until 17th July 2019.

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zandra  rhodes unveiling

The iconic fashion and textile designer Zandra Rhodes commission is unveiled at the London Fashion and Textile museum, where it will hang in the entrance foyer from 30th Nov 2018 onwards. The portrait by Samira Addo was created for the final of Portrait Artist of the Year 2018.

sky arts portrait artist of the year 2018

Excited to announce I am 2018's Winner of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. You can catch the Winner's show on Tuesday 27th March at 8pm on Sky Arts. The commissioned portrait of Kim Cattrall is now in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and the commission of Zandra Rhodes is due to be in the London Fashion and Textile Museum very soon.

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Cass Art exclusive Winner interview

Walker Art Gallery

Liverpool Echo Press

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WINNER of sky arts portrait artist of the year

The winner of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018, Samira Addo, is commissioned for a portrait of the actor Kim Cattrall, now hanging in the prestigious Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Click here to read the exclusive Winner interview with Cass Art.



3 artists in one last 4 hour challenge, competing to win a commission of the multi-award winning actor Kim Cattrall. Aside from the 4 hour challenge to paint Emeli Sande, the finalist's also take on a commission to be judged alongside it - I had the pleasure of painting Zandra Rhodes.



Winners from Heat 1-8 compete for a place in the Finals in another 4 hour painting challenge. This time around the celebrity sitters are Lily Cole and Simon Callow.