Easels at the ready! A new selection of talented artists, chosen from thousands of entrants, will compete in the nation’s favourite art competition, Portrait Artist of the Year.
Back for a ninth series with much-loved hosts Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell, we’ll see a brand-new batch of amateur and professional artists battle it out to impress expert judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan.
And Portrait Artist of the Year would not be complete without an impressive and diverse mix of famous and celebrated subjects from the worlds of stage, screen, literature, sport and politics.
The first heat sees the contenders paint celebrity sittters Elizabeth Day, Khadija Mellah and Nick Grimshaw as they try to impress judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan and make it through to the semi-final
Portrait Artist of the Year begins Wednesday 5th October at 8pm on Sky Arts.