Clara Drummond wins BP Portrait Award 2016

It was third time’s a charm for artist Clara Drummond who was declared winner of the BP Portrait Award 2016 at a ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery in London last night (21 June).

‘Girl in a Liberty Dress’ depicts Drummond’s friend and fellow painter, Kirsty Buchanan. Drummond previously submitted two portraits of Buchanan to the BP awards in 2013 and 2014 but both paintings fell short of scooping first prize. It is the fifth time the Edinburgh-born artist has been selected to exhibit her work at the awards with earlier works including a 2006 portrait of her friend, the actor Ben Whishaw. Continue reading