MY PAINTING, 'THE NOBLE AFRICAN`, HAS BEEN SELECTED FROM THOUSANDS OF ENTRIES TO APPEAR ALONGSIDE THE WORKS OF SOME OF THE BEST CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT PAINTERS AT THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS IN LONDON. I AM VERY HONOURED.
EXHIBITION FROM 4 - 19 MAY 2017.
IN 2015 MY PAINTINGS WERE SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS ´CONVERSATIONS´ PRIZE, ( SEEN ABOVE) AND I WAS SELECTED BY THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF OIL PAINTERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR ANNUAL EXHIBITION IN DECEMBER 2015 AT THE MALL GALLERIES IN LONDON FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR.A PAINTING WAS ALSO SHORTLISTED FOR THE COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE PRIZE.
IN 2016 I WAS SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL EMERGING ARTIST AWARD. I WAS ALSO ASKED TO EXHIBIT A PAINTING IN THE ASHURST EMERGING ARTIST AWARD EXHIBITION IN LONDON, BUT THE SELECTED PAINTING, 'COMING HOME' HAD BEEN SOLD TO A BUYER IN MOROCCO.
RACHID HANBALI was born in 1970 in Sidi Ifni, Morocco. He attended the School of Fine Arts in Tétouan, Morocco, and the University of Fine Arts, Granada, Spain. He regards Spain as his second home, having spent almost half his life on the Iberian Peninsula.