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

I am sure quite a few of you will be delighted to hear that Sequence 9 of Portrait Artist of the 12 months (#PAOTY) starts off on our screens – on the Sky Arts Channel (Channel 11 on Freeview) subsequent week!

When to View

The to start with episode will be broadcast on Wednesday 5th October – when the celebrity sitters will be Elizabeth Working day, Khadija Mellah and Nick Grimshaw.

The Sky Tv hyperlink suggests the broadcast time is 3pm(!) – but I am guessing both that’s a oversight or it will have repeat broadcast times.

This is followed by 6 more heats – each Wednesday up right up until 16th November – offering us a total of 7 artists for the semi-finals. I speculate if they’ll have a wildcard. I have frequently thought that it can be a good pity when a heat as two fantastic artists but only one can go by means of…..


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

As standard it will be hosted by Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan (underneath) and the Judges will be 

Look at out for my reviews

As regular, I will be crafting a assessment of the episode and publishing it within just a pair of days of the broadcast – typically the upcoming day.

You can read earlier assessments at the base of this publish. 

My reviews of every of the Heats include:

  • the artists – with one-way 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 guaranteed I have got your right web page URL and social media back links be sure to make contact with me by way of the electronic mail tackle on this page and explain to me which heat you might be in. (No timewasters you should).

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

I’m imagining of making a checklist for myself from past themes in preceding several years to see which are the most typical!

I am also looking out for all those asserting their involved on the internet – to give myself a head get started on their profiles.

Opinions & Learning Points (PAOTY Series 5-8)

Collection 8 of PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE 12 months (Autumn 2021)

Collection 7 of PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE Calendar year (Autumn 2020)

Sequence 6 of PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE Yr (Wintertime/Spring 2019)

Sequence 5 of PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE Calendar year (Winter / Spring 2018)


Angelia S. Rico

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