The 2011 BP Portrait Award Shortlist

by Matthew Innis |

Louis Smith  –  Holly  –  oil on canvas, 8 feet tallThe one painting which,  judging by media attention, is the front-runner in this year’s BP Portrait Award Competition has to be Holly, a monumental work by 42-year-old artist Louis Smith from Manchester, England.  In the piece, Holly (the British model Ivory Flame) plays a female…

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