October 1, 2023


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Portrait Artist of the Year (Series 9) starts 5th October 2022

Portrait Artist of the Year (Series 9) starts 5th October 2022

I’m guaranteed a lot of of you will be delighted to hear that Collection 9 of Portrait Artist of the Calendar year (#PAOTY) starts on our screens – on the Sky Arts Channel (Channel 11 on Freeview) following week!

When to Check out

The first episode will be broadcast on Wednesday 5th Oct – when the celeb sitters will be Elizabeth Working day, Khadija Mellah and Nick Grimshaw.

The Sky Tv hyperlink says the broadcast time is 3pm(!) – but I am guessing either that’s a error or it will have repeat broadcast instances.

This is adopted by 6 far more heats – every single Wednesday up right up until 16th November – giving us a overall of seven artists for the semi-finals. I wonder if they’re going to have a wildcard. I’ve generally considered that it’s a terrific pity when a heat as two wonderful artists but only just one can go via…..


  • the Semi Finals are on 23rd November
  • The Finals are on 30th November
  • The Fee Programme is on 7th December

As typical it will be hosted by Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan (down below) and the Judges will be 

Watch out for my testimonials

As regular, I am going to be composing a assessment of the episode and publishing it inside of a couple of days of the broadcast – ordinarily the upcoming working day.

You can browse past testimonials at the base of this put up. 

My opinions of just about every of the Heats address:

  • the artists – with links to their web sites and social media
  • the sitters
  • themes from the episode
  • causes for shortlisting
  • shortlisted artists
  • who received

If you are a participating artist and want to make certain I have received your suitable internet site URL and social media back links you should get in touch with me by way of the email address on this page and inform me which warmth you might be in. (No timewasters be sure to).

and get an e-mail to your inbox each and every time I publish

I am pondering of creating a checklist for myself from earlier themes in previous many years to see which are the most prevalent!

I’m also on the lookout out for these announcing their included on the web – to give myself a head begin on their profiles.

Opinions & Mastering Points (PAOTY Series 5-8)