Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age


Posted on June 22, 2016

We are delighted to hear that Clara Drummond has been announced as overall winner of the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2016.

Clara’s portrait, Girl in a Liberty Dress, is of her friend, the artist Kirsty Buchanan whom she also painted for her exhibited works in the BP Portrait Award in 2013 and 2014. When Kirsty came to sit for Clara she would wear a vintage Liberty dress, inspired by the fact that both artists were working with the William Morris Society archive on an exhibition at the time and were looking at the hand drawn patterns for fabrics, wallpapers and tapestries by Jane and May Morris.

You can still see Clara and Kirsty’s work here at the Society for a few more weeks; do keep an eye on the website for more information.