National Portrait Gallery: BP Portrait Award 2013 (until 15th September 2013)
As part of the event, artist and winner of the BP Travel Award 2012, Carl Randall, spoke to guests about his work, where he was commissioned to travel around Japan for a year and create pieces that spoke of this journey. When questions were opened to the floor, he was asked what made him decide whether a piece would be in black and white or colour. He made an interesting point about whether or not colour is a focal point of the subject. For instance his painting, Onsen, pictured below, would clearly not maintain the same level of beauty had he not included the rich blue of the water.