2017 Winners Announced

Many congratulations to all those artists for being selected for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2017. The exhibition is a real celebration and showcase of representational painting. The selection panel were extremely impressed with the creativity and draughtsmanship demonstrated in this year’s entries and we continue to be astounded by the diversity of work within the exhibition.

We would very much like to take this opportunity to congratulate this year’s prizewinners.

Christopher Green, Lunchtime, Liverpool Street

Michael Chance, Self-Portrait in a Peanut Factory

Júlia Moscardó i Chàfer, Elfe

Jessica Burgess, Victoria

To view all the winners and those selected for exhibition please click HERE

Remember you can still vote your favourite painting in the exhibition and the artist who’s painting receives the most votes will win the People’s Prize and a cheque for £2,000.  To vote please go to  Facebook  or you can send us an email to  [email protected].  Voting closes on 31st March 2017.

Exhibition Events

As part of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2017, there will be a range of events taking place within the exhibition space, from artist demonstrations to life drawing classes and a professional development seminar.

Creative Capital: Copyright and Commerce for Artists

Monday 6 March, 2-3pm

A unique introduction to the commercial art world with speakers discussing key strategies to survive and thrive as an artist; topics will include copyright, artwork commission, gallery representation and how to become your own marketeer and curator. The event will take place against the backdrop of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize exhibition 2017. Click here to register, places are limited. 

Artist Demonstrations

Wednesday 8 March, 1-4 pm: Matt  Phillips 

Thursday 9 March, 1-4pm: Christopher Farrell 

Thursday 9 March, 1-4pm: Benjamin Hope 

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize exhibitors will give an insight into their creative process through live demonstrations within the gallery space. Free to attend, no booking required.

Form & Line: Life Drawing Masterclass with Henry Gibbons Guy 

Friday 10 March, 12-2pm

Monday 13 March, 12-2pm

Drawing workshops are free to attend with all materials provided. Places are limited, please contact Parker Harris to book your space.

t.  0203 6530896  

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Lynn Painter-Stainers Exhibition 2017: The People's Prize

Voting is now open for the first ever People’s Prize.  Please click here to place your vote on Facebook.  Alternatively, email [email protected] with the name of the artist and the title of the artwork that you wish to vote for.  You may also vote at the exhibition which will run from 6 – 18 March at the Mall Galleries, London. The artist with the most combined votes will be awarded the £2000 People’s Prize.




2017 Tour confirmed


Following the success of the 2016 tour, we are delighted to announce that the 2017 Lynn Painter Stainers Prize exhibition will be on show at Guildford House Gallery straight after the Mall Galleries exhibition in London closes.  The exhibition will be open from 25 March to 22 April 2017.

This lovely gallery in the heart of Guildford’s busy shopping district is a Grade I listed building which still has many of its wonderful original features including a carved staircase, panelled rooms, decorative plaster ceilings and wrought iron window fittings. It is a wonderful backdrop to the exhibition.



2017 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is now open!


Artists initially submit up to 4 works through an online entry process. If selected for the Final Judging, artists will be invited to bring their work to the Mall Galleries.

Entry is £15 per work (£8 per work for students).

  • First Prize: £15,000
  • Second Prize: £4,000
  • Young Artist Award: £4,000 (For an artist who is 25 years of age or under)
  • Brian Botting Prize foran outstanding representation of the human figure: £5,000 (For an artist who is 30 years of age or under)
  • Peoples’ Prize: £2,000