James Lloyd

Biography

James Lloyd is one of Britain’s leading portrait painters; the only artist to have won both the BP Portrait Prize and the Ondaatje Portrait prize. Lloyd is firmly established in the field of portraiture and his determinedly independent and non-deferential approach has resulted in commissions including Her Majesty the Queen, Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Paul Smith, Lord Irvine, Sir Chris Patten and Kenneth Clarke. Born in Lincoln, he trained first Blackpool College of Art and Design, before completing degrees at Coventry University and the Slade School of Fine Art.

Solo Exhibitions
2001 James Lloyd, Recent Paintings, 4 Bedale St Gallery, London
2002 James Lloyd, Recent Paintings, Six Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
2002 James Lloyd, Nudes, The Market, London
2003 James Lloyd, Mantelpiece, Hiscox Art Projects, London
2005, ’10 James Lloyd Paintings, Galerie Huebner, Frankfurt
2009, ’12, ’15 James Lloyd, Browse & Darby, London

Group Exhibitions
1996-97, 1999-2000 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
1997 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
1998 Paul Smith portrait (BP Portrait Award commission), National Portrait Gallery
2001, ’03 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2002 Signs of Life: Portraits from London, Beadlestone Gallery, New York
2003 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2004 Being Present: Eight Painters, Jerwood Space (Jerwood Foundation), London
2004 Direct Painting, Kunsthalle, Mannheim
2006 Things Standing Still, Browse & Darby, London
2010 London Landscape Painters, Menier Gallery, London
2011 The Figure, Browse & Darby, London

Awards
1994-1996 Paul Smith Scholarship
1997 BP Portrait Award, 1st Prize
2003 The Discerning Eye, ING 1st Prize
2008 Ondjaate Portrait Prize, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, 1st Prize

Public Collections
Hallé Symphony Orchestra
Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London
Liverpool University
National Portrait Gallery, London,
The House of Lords, London