The 260 paintings on display were also keenly viewed by another ROI Patron - former Government Minister Michael Portillo.
Michael Portillo chatting here with ROI member Ken Howard. And here are Ken's sparkling pictures in this year's exhibition.
Here's Past President Dennis Syrett with his amazing painting which won the DAS Award at this year's exhibtion.
There was a great showing in the Winsor and Newton Under 35 Young Painters section
Visitors to this years exhibition inluded Dr Sally Bulgin (left) Editor of The Artist Magazine and Cathy Gosling from Anova Books which produces a range of excellent art book titles.
Now take a look at other members and guests looking at this years exhibtion. Don't forget double click in any image to see an enlargement
Can you tell what it is yet? Rolf Harris by June Mendoza ROI
Provisional ROI member Adebanji Alade (right) discusses some of the work
David Curtis ROI, with Presidents past and present Dennis Syrett and Peter WilemanThe Hill family from Norfolk who own the Picturecraft Gallery, art materials and framing shops in the charming Georgian market town of Holt.
David Curtis ROI with ROI Treasurer Pat Syrett
A brace of Robins - ROI member Robin McEvoy chats with watercolour artist Dr Robin Macdonald
ROI Provisional Member Brian Ryder with that "I've just sold a painting " look
Adrian Hill , Managing Director of the Picturecraft Gallery in Holt, Norfolk
The legendary painter Trevor Chamberlain ROI in good form with some of his entries.
It's a really sparking show so do come along. It runs until Sunday Dec 19. Don't forget also the Art Event Evening on Dec 16 when you can come along and paint alongside ROI memers in the gallery - or just watch. Tickets availble from the Mall Galleries