Work by Tatyana Kulida Shelley, has been selected from over 1,000 entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading portrait artists. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters hold an annual open submission exhibition in central London each year.

Graced by portraits of royalty, celebrities, academics, mothers, daughters, fathers and sons, the exhibition is a feature of the social calendar. This year about half of the work will be by eminent Members of the Society and half by emerging artists selected through the open submission. With some 200 portraits on show this is one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibitions of recent portraits in Europe.

This year’s exhibition will be on display at the Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square between 8 and 23 May 2014.



"The True Calling" Lumina News, Jamie Lynn Miller Wednesday, August 14, 2013


“Tuscan Dreams Come True”  -  Lumina News, Jamie Lynn Miller  -  Wednesday, August 15, 2012


“Shelley's art brings Tuscany to Wilmington”  -  Star News, Justin Lacy  -  Tuesday, August 14, 2012


“Up in the Air: Well-traveled Russian import works in plein-air”  -  Encore, Lauren Hodges   -  August 18, 2010



Summer Courses 2014


Painting a Portrait in Old Master's Technique


Course will be offered through Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC.

For more information see Summer CAM brochure.



Private Instruction


Private instruction is tailored to the students' individual needs. The topics covered may include: drawing, artistic anatomy, constructing the human figure, plein air painting, figure drawing and painting, portraiture. If the lesson uses drawing from a life model, student must pay for the model’s time.



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