Since the start of his professional career, Rupert has been awarded several prizes and accolades for his work. In 2002 his painting Letter from America won the David Messum Prize at The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts (SWAc). He is regularly selected for this annual show and other National Painting Exhibitions. In 2004 his painting 'Considering Salome' was selected from 1000's as a finalist for the 'Not the Turner Prize' at the Mall Galleries. This year has proved to be no exception either as Rupert has exhibited at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters in March, he won the Marine House at Beer prize (SWAc) in August and his Painting 'Home Thoughts from Abroad' will be on Show at The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize in Nov/Dec 06.

The article on the right taken from the 2006 Autumn issue of Art in Devon magazine and was written by the editor, Alison Sumner. (Please click on the article to read a plain text version).
Art in Devon Magazine Cover
Rupert has also featured in the following publications:
  • Daily Mail Weekend Magazine
  • Western Morning News
  • Devon Life Magazine
  • Devon Today Magazine
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Below are a few testimonials from clients who have commissioned portraits.

(Click on links to see the portraits described).
Thank you so much for the marvellous Portrait you have painted of my husband, as I think you know we are all delighted. Two of my grandchildren have seen the Portrait and both said it is just like having grandpa in the room with us.
The Dowager Countess of Iddesleigh

Last week we had a small party of close friends to an 'unveiling ceremony' of the Portrait. I only wished we had thought of asking you as the praise you received for capturing Frances so well, was unanimous and outstanding.

We are both thrilled with your true Mastery of this art, especially me as I thought of the idea!!
Mr M Heggadon

Really great Portrait so like Dad Rupert's captured everything hair, eyes, ears and even the Northcote nose. We are thrilled - Thanks so much!
Lady Mary Fishwick
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