With Joan Bakewell, Kate Bryan, Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano. Artists around the UK come together to compete for who has the best original celebrity portrait. The judges are the British art historian, curator and arts broadcaster Kate Bryan , head of contemporary art at the Fine Art Society , Kathleen Soriano , director of exhibitions at the Royal Academy , and portrait/landscape painter Tai-Shan Schierenberg . ...Painting Hilary Mantel. Series 1 to 5 were presented by Frank Skinner . The Portrait Artist of the Year competition on Sky Arts will now become a free, weekly paint-along programme to entertain viewers during lockdown.

It is presented by the UK TV personalities Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan. Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell are back to find the next Portrait Artist of the Year, with the help of another set of celebrity sitters.