Kim Cattrall portrait unveiled at Walker Art Gallery
A new portrait of Liverpool-born actress Kim Cattrall is set to go on show at the Walker Art Gallery from today.
The painting was created by Samira Addo, who won the Sky Portrait Artist of the Year award.
The competition series was filmed last year but the result was kept firmly under wraps until the grand final was screened last night.
Cattrall, who visited the William Brown Street gallery with family for the filming of the unveiling of the portrait, has Tweeted her congratulations to “the extraordinary” Addo, adding “so thrilled for you”.
Sandra Penketh, Director of Art Galleries at National Museums Liverpool, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Samira Addo’s striking portrait of Kim Cattrall to our collection here at the Walker.
Kim Cattrall with artist Samira Addo at the Walker Art Gallery
"The portrait will be displayed in our 18th century room, alongside paintings by some of the most famous portrait artists in British history, including Thomas Gainsborough, Wright of Derby and Sir Joshua Reynolds.
“Kim was born in Liverpool and speaks passionately about the city and her memories of growing up here. We hope that visitors will enjoy seeing her portrait among some of the most recognisable paintings in our collection.”
Visitors can see the portrait in Room 5 at the Walker.