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David R. Newens, born in 1945, is a prominent British portrait artist. Throughout his career spanning over forty years, David's commissions include portraits of the Baroness Tess Jowell DBE, Lord Falconer of Thornton... and collections of the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy, Imperial Colledge London... to name a few. BBC2 featured David in its program, the Culture Show Special: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011. 


May 2024: Royal Society of Portrait painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2002,1999, 1994, 1992, 1983


Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018, 2011, 2010, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1992, 1990

New English Arts Club 2014, 1983



Heatherley School of Fine Art award - Britain’s Painters 92, Westminster Central Hall

Heatherley School of Fine Art Open Studio Award 2014


Television: Portrait Painter of the Year 2023 on Sky Arts

Featured artist on BBC2, Culture Show Special: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011



Cranfield University

Imperial College, London

Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy

Newport Free Grammar School

Gray`s Inn

Baroness Tessa Jowell DBE

Brian Higgs QC

Sir Colin Chandler

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Ed Balls

Alastair Campbell


Portrait of David Newens

Example of commissioned artworks by David Newens. Please contact us if you would like to commission your portrait.

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