Anthony Connolly trained at Goldsmith’s College. He now lives with his family in Wiltshire. For several years he has exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition at Mall Galleries.

Before becoming a full time painter Anthony taught for several years and still runs drawing and painting courses. He has a studio at his home near Salisbury but is always pleased to travel to work with his subjects in their own homes or elsewhere.

Anthony Connolly’s book, ‘Portrait Painting’ was published by the Crowood Press in July 2011.


2016     The Drawing Award,  RWA, Bristol
2015     shortlisted for The Valeria Sykes Award – New Light
2015     finalist -The ING Drawing Bursary
2014     The AXA Award for Drawing, RHA Dublin
2012     The Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing
2009     The Changing Faces Prize
2004     The Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing