British Painter Awarded Portrait Society Grand Prize

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Andreeva Portrait Commissions painter Jean-Paul Tibbles received the highest recognition among his peers in the Portrait Society of America for his unique intergenerational portrait painting.

Grand Prize-winning portrait

When I paint a portrait, I am recording presence, someone present in all the meanings of that word.

Jean-Paul Tibbles was awarded Grand Prize at the 2008 International Portrait Competition of the Portrait Society of America (PSA) for a unique family portrait commissioned by Andreeva Portrait Commissions of three generations of a Texas family (

Andreeva, who represents Tibbles and other award-winning portrait painters around the world exclusively, had commissioned Tibbles to paint members of a Central Texas family. Tibbles chose to compose the three women in an open embrace, reminiscent of the pose in the Three Graces in paintings by Raphael, Rubens and Botticelli.

A select group of PSA portrait painters awarded the Grand Prize of $5,000 to Tibbles at their annual Society meeting in Philadelphia in April. Tibbles remarked, "When I paint a portrait, I am recording presence, someone present in all the meanings of that word."

Tibbles has also conducted painting workshops at the Andreeva Portrait Academy (

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Pam Osborn, Director
Andreeva Portrait Commissions


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