SAA Portrait Challenge –
can we beat the
National Portrait Gallery!

SAA Portrait Gallery Images
Even though the National Portrait Gallery houses over 200,000 portraits, in the region of just 1,400 are on show at any one time! With our membership of over 45,000 amateur and professional artists we would love to build an online gallery to rival this. Some of our favourites will be published in Paint each issue and we invite you to ‘like’, ‘love’ and ‘comment’ on paintings submitted by fellow members.


Simply upload your portrait(s) here…

Click to enter the SAA Portrait GalleryThey can be self portraits, a friend, a family member, a celebrity or even a total stranger or, if you are feeling adventurous, one of each! Give him, or her, a title, tell us what medium you used, its size, and what it was about this particular face that inspired you to pick up your brushes – and any ups and downs you encountered on the way!

To allow plenty of time for you to build this gallery, the closing date is December 31st but remember we will be keeping an eye out for our favourites to publish in each issue of Paint.

Please ensure that any source material used is either your own, copyright free or that you have sought the necessary permissions and credited any relevant individuals.


Struggling with your portraiture?


Search for portrait related articles on this website, or visit the Home Shop for books and DVDs to guide you on your way – or call us on 0800 980 1123 and one of our friendly team will point you in the right direction. Don’t forget, you can search for tutors in your area, using the ‘subject’ filter for some expert tuition on painting portraits.