Charlie’s painting “Imara in her Fur Coat“, has been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award, one of the most prestigious art awards in the world.
Charlie who graduated from BA(Hons) Fine Art Painting in 2014 is one of the final four artists shortlisted from 2,538 entries. The shortlist means that he will win one of four prizes and part of the £74,000 prize fund but will not know which until June.
Schaffer’s portrait Imara in her Fur Coat portrays Imara, an English Literature student he met after moving permanently to Brighton.
An exhibition to accompany the award will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 13 June to 20 October 2019.
Earlier this year Charlie won the Brian Botting Prize for the third time.
This is not the first time a University of Brighton alumni has done well in the award, last year Miriam Escofet, a graduate of the University’s 3D Design and Craft course, won the top award for her surrealist portrait depicting her mother drinking tea in her kitchen – entitled An Angel At My Table.