National Portrait Gallery Announces BP Travel Award Winner 2009

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LONDON.- Portraits from major historical re-enactments in Switzerland and Belgium will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery as part of this year’s BP Portrait Award exhibition. The portraits are by Isobely Peachey winner of the BP Travel Award 2009. Peachey won a £5000 bursary to travel and paint the re-enactments following her winning proposal to record ‘the transformation that participants undergo in living outside of their own time, taking on the living conditions, trade and military practices of the era they are portraying. I have selected two opportunities to paint people from all walks of life, men, women and children who have a passion for the past and all its artefacts’. On display will be a series of sketches, oil paintings and photographs made by Peachey at two historical