Winner of the 2007 BP Portrait Award, held at the National Portrait Gallery, London. As part of the prize, Emsley was commissioned to paint the portrait of the writer Sir V. S. Naipaul, for the permanent collection of the NPG.
The BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2007 (and toured to Newcastle, Edinburgh and Bath)
Andrew Lambirth, Paul Emsley: The Light of Meaning, The Redfern Gallery, London, 2011 (illus. p. 51)
500 Portraits: BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery Publications, 2011 (illus. p. 53)
Paul EmsleySpring Island, 2017Acrylic on canvas91 x 122 cmSigned and dated verso
Paul EmsleyTerracotta, 2016Acrylic on conservation board19 x 23 cmSigned and dated verso
Paul EmsleyMichael Simpson, 2007Oil on canvas138 x 112 cmSigned and dated verso
Paul EmsleyCockerel, 2003Oil on canvas121 x 140 cmSigned and dated verso