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Cumbrian artist selected for BP Portrait Award 2019 exhibition

‘Chinese Cloth’ oil on canvas (Bridget Cox)

The BP Portrait Award annual exhibition, now in its 30th year, is considered to be the most prestigious in the world.

This year 2,538 entries were received from 84 countries from which 45 were selected.

The exhibition opens at the National Portrait Gallery, London 13 June – 20 October 2019 then goes on tour to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh December 2019 – March 2020 and the Ulster Museum, Belfast April – June 2020.

Self Portrait. Bridget Cox oil on canvas

Bridget Cox is a practising artist born in Cumbria, returned to the county after many years living, painting and teaching in the west of Ireland. She trained in Fine Art at Carlisle College of Art and Design, Sunderland Polytechnic and the University of Ulster, Belfast. Her paintings are in many private and public collections in the UK, Ireland and France.

Bridget’s portrait ‘Chinese Cloth’ of Hilary Linton of Brampton has been selected for exhibition in the BP Portrait Award 2019.

“I am proud to have been chosen from so many to exhibit in this celebration of contemporary painted portraiture.”

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