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


I’m sure quite a few of you will be delighted to listen to that Series 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 Watch

The 1st episode will be broadcast on Wednesday 5th October – when the superstar sitters will be Elizabeth Working day, Khadija Mellah and Nick Grimshaw.

The Sky Tv hyperlink states the broadcast time is 3pm(!) – but I’m guessing either that’s a mistake or it will have repeat broadcast moments.

This is followed by 6 additional heats – every single Wednesday up till 16th November – giving us a complete of 7 artists for the semi-finals. I ponder if they will have a wildcard. I have normally believed that it can be a wonderful pity when a heat as two terrific artists but only a person can go as a result of…..


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

As common it will be hosted by Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan (below) and the Judges will be 

View out for my evaluations

As usual, I will be creating a review of the episode and publishing it inside of a few of times of the broadcast – generally the upcoming day.

You can read through previous critiques at the base of this publish. 

My reviews of just about every of the Heats go over:

  • the artists – with inbound links to their websites and social media
  • the sitters
  • themes from the episode
  • causes for shortlisting
  • shortlisted artists
  • who won

If you are a participating artist and want to make guaranteed I’ve got your appropriate web-site URL and social media one-way links please get in touch with me by using the email address on this page and explain to me which warmth you are in. (No timewasters you should).

and get an electronic mail to your inbox each individual time I publish

I am thinking of creating a checklist for myself from prior themes in previous several years to see which are the most typical!

I’m also wanting out for individuals saying their concerned on-line – to give myself a head begin on their profiles.

Reviews & Discovering Details from Earlier PAOTY Series 

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