Hero Johnson is a London-based visual artist, originally from Cornwall. Exhibitions include The BP Portrait Award, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition, The New English Art Club, The Discerning Eye, Hogarth’s House ‘Small Self’ and The Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Shortlisted for both the Bulldog Bursary and the RSPP Self Prize in 2013. Regular contributor to Artists & Illustrators magazine 2010-2014. Winner of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Changing Faces Commission Prize 2015. Awarded the New English Art Club Drawing Scholarship 2016-17. Awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant 2018. Made a member of the Contemporary British Portrait Painters 2019.