Portrait Artist of the Year 2019: David Gandy, Anne Reid & Ashley Walters

Portrait Artist of the Year 2019: David Gandy, Anne Reid & Ashley Walters

Series 5

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Review

As the repeats from the most recent series of Sky Arts’ heartwarmingly gentle talent contest continue, with nine artists competing to produce the best portrait of one of three celebrity sitters, we hear what is a common complaint of these portraitists. Gazing at the model David Gandy’s face, one of the contestants claims he’s “too handsome” — how do you convey personality in such a face unblemished by sags and wrinkles? 

Such unique challenges draw you into the artists’ struggles to produce something vaguely resembling their sitters. Meanwhile, today’s celebrities – apart from Gandy, Anne Reid and Ashley Walters – have their own struggles: it can be hard sitting still for four hours.

Summary

Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell host the second episode of the painting challenge. Nine contestants paint celebrity sitters David Gandy, Anne Reid and Ashley Walters, before the judges decide who to send through to the next round of the competition.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Joan Bakewell
Presenter Stephen Mangan
Guest David Gandy
Guest Anne Reid
Guest Ashley Walters
Entertainment Arts