Yesterday I was allowed out again to attend the private view of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the Mall Galleries in London. This is the annual exhibition of the Institute where members show their work. Part of the show is selected from an open submission from non-members and I was honoured that the judges selected one of my paintings.
My Three Pearls was hanging beautifully, although the wrong way round (this has now been rectified). The show consists of nearly 300 oil paintings, the majority of it by ROI members of course, and shows a wide variety of subject matter. There are a lot of landscapes and seascapes, of varying quality, but also a healthy amount of portrait work and still lives. Most works are for sale (great timing just before Christmas), including my Three Pearls (hint).
The whole show is online on the Mall Galleries website, including the catalogue. Below are some pictures of the show, taken at the private view.
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To name a few of my favourites in the show: Natalie Holland’s portait Sisters is truly beautiful. I love Rob Pointon’s work and it was a pleasure to see his work for real for the first time and meet him as well. A great guy. Lucy McKie has a great wall of beautiful still lives. If I could buy one picture in the show it would be the Self Portrait by Winsor & Newton Young Artist prize winner Bernadett Timko. Malcolm Ashman had a great wall, and Tim Benson’s expressive and haunting portraits and landscapes were dotted around the show. Wonderful to see Nicki Heenan and Ian Price’s work selected. Richard Combes work is always a treat - such a great artist. Haidee-Jo Summers had a couple of beauties on show as well as Mo Teeuw, Nicholas Verrall, Lachlan Goudie, Paul Finn and so many others.
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