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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.

finals

finals

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.

semi-finals

semi-finals

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.

heats

heats

8 Heats, 72 artists and 24 celebrities. The first stage of the competition where the artist’s are organised in groups of 3, to focus on 1 celebrity in the 4 hour portrait challenge. The winner of each Heat will go on to the Semi-finals stage and face another round of challenges.

I had the pleasure of painting actor Robert Bathurst known for roles in Cold Feet and Downton Abbey. Click here to read the exclusive interview with Cass Art following the episode.