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Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo was recently featured in Sky TV’s Portrait Artist of the Week program, which was launched during the global lockdown.

The program goes like this: each Sunday, Sky TV broadcasts live via their Facebook page a celebrity posing at home for four hours. The celebrity sitter is painted by an artist, but viewers are also encouraged to paint alongside the artist and then share their work via social media. Judges will then choose the portraits they like the best during the show in the following week.

Evaristo was painted by Duncan Shoosmith, who won Portrait Artist of the Year in 2019. But judging from the number of Bernardine Evaristo portraits we found on Instagram, plenty of artists worldwide joined in! [See below]

Frances Featherstone, an emerging artist based in East Sussex, won the Portrait Artist of the Week. Here is a photo of Featherstone holding the winning portrait.

Featherstone’s portrait was selected from hundreds of portraits shared on social media. We’ve put together a small collection for your enjoyment.

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