The Frank Herring Easel Award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition
The Daler-Rowney, IEA Committee's Choice prize for a group of paintings at the Institute of East Anglian Artists Exhibition
The Menena Joy Schawbe Award for an outstanding oil painter from the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

For details of forthcoming exhibitions please click here


Adrian Hill Fine Art, Holt
Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh
Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare
Peter Barker Fine Art, Uppingham
Aubrey Art Gallery, Great Dunmow
Mall Galleries, London

See website for more details

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2014

As an associate member of the ROI I can submit three paintings for the annual exhibition.  The three I have chosen are shown below.  Having looked at the exhibition online I think it is going to be a great show and I'm looking forward to going along to the PV on Tuesday to see the paintings in the flesh. 

I am going to be painting in the gallery the following day for the DAS social evening and again on Tuesday, 16 December at the ROI art event evening.  It will be the third year I will have painted at the Mall Galleries and I'm really looking forward to the experience.  It's great to paint with so many excellent artists who all share a passion for oil paint.

Below is my painting from Monkey beach on Mersea Island.  It's a great spot to capture the sun highlighting the beach and boats in the distance. 

East Coast Sun, Oil on board, 30cm x 40cm, £875

I thought I would use a portrait format for this next painting of Land's End, Cornwall to make the most of the coastline and the view towards the buildings that mark the most westerly point of mainland England.  It was a characteristically hot day and a long walk to Sennen Cove, the view on the way back to Lands End was a contrast between crashing waves and movement and the hazy stillness of the distance.

Land's End, Oil on board, 42cm x 30cm, £875

Back home again and the fields of Suffolk.  East Anglia is well known for its big skies and comparatively flat landscape.  The distant patchwork of fields and furrows really appeal to me and was the inspiration behind this painting. 

Yellow Fields, Oil on board, 81cm x 80cm, £1650

1 comment:

  1. Three corkers Graham - dead jealous as the first one is one of the ones we were going to have for PBFA!