Celebrity Portrait Artist of the Year

Story Vault | Independant Television Production | London

For the first time last year, celebrities were not only our sitters but also our artists in a special celebrity edition of our award-winning programme that aired over Christmas. Actress Maureen Lipman and comedian Joe Lycett painted actor Billy Howle. Comedian and actor Phil Jupitus and comedian Jim Moir - AKA Vic Reeves - captured novelist and journalist Howard Jacobson, while BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker and comedian Josie Long painted founder of the MOBO Awards Kanya King. Presented, of course, by Stephen Mangan with Joan Bakewell, this celebrity special gave our audience a chance to see some of their TV favourites in a totally different light! And they didn't escape the eagle-eyes of our judges - award winning artist Tai Shan Schierenberg, independent curator Kathleen Soriano and art historian Kate Bryan, who chose Jim Moir as their winning celebrity artist.

Watch out for more celebrity specials....