INCREDIBLE portrait by London-based artist Alan Coulson of his friend 'Richie' for the BP Portrait Award 2012. He is largely self-taught. This came 3rd. http://www.alancoulson.com/richie_culver_by_alan_coulson.html
BP Portrait award 2010: full frontal at the National Portrait Gallery
Rebecca K. by Richard Twose
A finalist in the National Gallery’s BP Portrait Award on multiple occasions (2004, 2009, 2010, 2012), Mary Jane Ansell works in a photorealist style that references the past using a modern viewpoint. Hugely crisp and realistic, Ansell is able to capture both a hugely exact physical likeness of the sitter as well as convey the emotive essence of the sitter.
bp portrait awards 2015 Noam Chompsky
Artist creates incredibly realistic paintings of everyday items