November 29, 2022


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

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I am confident several of you will be delighted to listen to that Collection 9 of Portrait Artist of the Year (#PAOTY) starts off on our screens – on the Sky Arts Channel (Channel 11 on Freeview) up coming week!

When to Enjoy

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

The Sky Television set hyperlink claims the broadcast time is 3pm(!) – but I’m guessing either that is a error or it will have repeat broadcast situations.

This is followed by six additional heats – each individual Wednesday up till 16th November – supplying us a complete of 7 artists for the semi-finals. I ponder if they’re going to have a wildcard. I’ve often considered that it is really a wonderful pity when a heat as two good artists but only a person can go by…..


  • 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 (beneath) and the Judges will be 

Check out out for my opinions

As common, I will be composing a assessment of the episode and publishing it inside a few of days of the broadcast – normally the following day.

You can examine former reviews at the bottom of this put up. 

My critiques of each individual of the Heats include:

  • the artists – with back links to their internet sites and social media
  • the sitters
  • themes from the episode
  • motives for shortlisting
  • shortlisted artists
  • who won

If you are a collaborating artist and want to make certain I’ve bought your suitable web-site URL and social media back links please make contact with me by way of the e-mail handle on this page and explain to me which heat you are in. (No timewasters remember to).

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I’m thinking of making a checklist for myself from past themes in previous several years to see which are the most prevalent!

I am also on the lookout out for these saying their included online – to give myself a head start on their profiles.

Opinions & Learning Factors from Previous PAOTY Series 

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