The BP Portrait Awards is always a big deal. As soon as the banners go up you know there's going to be 90% bland portraits that do nothing for me personally but that 10% that do are always brilliant. Its always good to go in for a first look, decide whats good and whats not so good, then go back again a few weeks later and see if there's anything you missed the first time around. I've picked out all my favourites below but there is one that I really didnt like, it reminded me of a horrible portrait I saw in Under The Hammer once but upon seeing it online, shrunk and from a distance I actually quite like it! I guess there's maybe a good lesson to be learned there. Anyway the exhibition finished last week but you can still see pictures of all the portraits and a small spiel about each of the artists HERE!