I'm always on the look out for useful links so if you think you know of some let me know via email.
I'm especially interested in anything about realism, hyperealism, superealism, photorealism, and/or portraiture.
John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize
Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture
BP Portrait Award
The RA's Summer Exhibition
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
Jerwood Contemporary Painters
South Yorkshire Open Art Exhibition
Great Sheffield Art Show
Art in the Gardens
Rotherham Open Art Show
SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
USEFUL BOOKS ON PAINTING & ART
The current Writers and Artists Yearbook
The current Artists yearbook
Lives of the Artists: A selection v. 1 (Classics)
Lives of the Artists: A selection v. 2 (Classics)
The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting (Paperback)
Methods and Materials of Painting (Paperback)
The Illustrated History of Art
The History of British Art (series)
On Painting (Classics) (Paperback)
A Treatise on Painting (Paperback)
Craftsman's Handbook (Paperback)
The Materials and Techniques of Mediaeval Painting (Paperback)
The Painter's Methods and Materials (Paperback)
Techniques of the World's Great Painters (A QED book) (Hardcover)
Techniques of the Great Masters of Art (A QED book) (Hardcover)
Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters (Paperback)
Velazquez: The Technique of Genius (Paperback)
The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques (Paperback)
Interaction of Color (Paperback)
Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox (Paperback)
Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour (Paperback)
Cognition and the Visual Arts (Paperback)
Art and Illusion: v. 6: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation (Paperback)
Illusion in Nature and Art (Paperback)
The Story of Art (Paperback)
What Painting is (Paperback)
Why Art Cannot be Taught: A Handbook for Art Students (Paperback)
"Ways of Seeing": Based on the BBC Television Series (Paperback)
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (Paperback)
Vitamin P (Paperback)
Vitamin D (Hardback)
Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (Hardcover)
ART MATERIALS SUPPLIERS
Website for the State Russian Museum Conservation Team
Reference.com link referencing the term "Photorealism"
Wikipedia link referencing the "history of painting"
Wikipedia link referencing "oil painting"
Wikipedia link referencing "oil paint"
Wikipedia link referencing "pigments"
Wikipedia link referencing "self portraiture"
Wikipedia link referencing "portraiture"
Wikipedia link referencing "portrait painting"
Wikipedia link referencing the "Hockney-Falco thesis"
Wikipedia link referencing the "history of human anatomy"
Wikipedia link referencing "trompe l'oeil"
Wikipedia link referencing "photorealism"
Wikipedia link referencing "hyperealism in painting"
Wikipedia link referencing "hyperealism in art in general"
Wikipedia link referencing "hyperealism as a theory"
GALLERIES SPECIALISING IN
SHEFFIELD ART SCENE
Open Up Sheffield
Sheffield's Public Museums - Graves Gallery, Millenium Gallery, Weston Park Museum & Bishops' House
Bloc Artist Studios
Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum
Archipelago Works Gallery
Access Space Media Lab