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


I am absolutely sure lots of of you will be delighted to listen to that Sequence 9 of Portrait Artist of the 12 months (#PAOTY) commences on our screens – on the Sky Arts Channel (Channel 11 on Freeview) next week!

When to Look at

The very first episode will be broadcast on Wednesday 5th Oct – when the celeb sitters will be Elizabeth Day, Khadija Mellah and Nick Grimshaw.

The Sky Tv hyperlink claims the broadcast time is 3pm(!) – but I am guessing possibly which is a mistake or it will have repeat broadcast times.

This is followed by 6 a lot more heats – each and every Wednesday up till 16th November – giving us a whole of seven artists for the semi-finals. I question if they’ll have a wildcard. I’ve normally assumed that it is really a great pity when a heat as two fantastic artists but only just one can go by means of…..


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

As normal it will be hosted by Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan (beneath) and the Judges will be 

Check out out for my opinions

As normal, I will be producing a evaluation of the episode and publishing it within just a few of days of the broadcast – commonly the future day.

You can go through previous evaluations at the base of this post. 

My opinions of each individual of the Heats address:

  • the artists – with hyperlinks to their internet sites and social media
  • the sitters
  • themes from the episode
  • explanations for shortlisting
  • shortlisted artists
  • who gained

If you are a taking part artist and want to make absolutely sure I’ve acquired your appropriate internet site URL and social media one-way links please speak to me by way of the email tackle on this page and explain to me which heat you might be in. (No timewasters please).

and get an electronic mail to your inbox every time I publish

I am wondering of building a checklist for myself from previous themes in past a long time to see which are the most common!

I’m also wanting out for people saying their concerned on the net – to give myself a head start off on their profiles.

Opinions & Finding out Details from Previous PAOTY Series 


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