Tuesday, 30 November 2010

ROI Masterclass Event Announced

Following on from the sucess of the first ROI masterclass held earlier this year, the date of the next one has been set for  Sunday March 20 2011. The location will be the stunning Georgian market town of Holt in North Norfolk which is just five miles from the coast. 
Demomstrating on the day will be David Curtis ROI, RSMA, Peter Wileman, PROI. , ARSMA and Brian Ryder (Prov) ROI.

David Curtis in Action

ROI President Peter Wileman
Brian Ryder


The venue will be the excellent Picturecraft Gallery and tickets are avalable from them. Lunch is inldued in the admission price and Picturecraft's linked art materials shop next door will be specially opened for those attending with discount prices. Discounts are also being obtained for local accomodation for those wishing to make a weekend of it in this glorious part of the world.

For tickets telephone Picturecraft Gallery  on 01263 711040

For any other enquiries email royaloil@btinternet.com

Saturday, 20 November 2010

ROI President Peter Wileman's New One Man Show

Peter Wileman, President of the Royal Institutre of Oil Painters is having a one man show starting on  Saturday November 27 at the  John Noot Gallery in High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire in the lovely Cotswolds.
There will be more than 40 pictures on sale in the exhibition. Here's a preview of four of the pictures on sale.

White Umbrellas Port De Soller

Evening Promenade Montmatre

Prima Ballerina

Winter Sunset

The exhibition will be on from Nov 27 to December 19.
You can view more of the pictures  here: Peter Wileman Exhibition

Friday, 19 November 2010

ROI Annual Exhibition Selection Day

This year there were nearly 750 paintings submitted for the annual exhibtion at the Mall Galleries  and as usual the selction committee made up moslty of the ruling Council of the ROI recently met to make their selection of just 260 paitings for the exhibition which runs from December 8-19. It's a tough job, as you can imagine,  with only paintings getting the necessary number of votes getting through.  The selection is all done in a single day which makes for quite an intensice session. Here are some pictures of this years selection.

This years entries are of a very high standard and it promises to be a bumper show. Why not come along and see for yourself. Peter Wileman President of the ROI commented:
"It's such a tough task. Sometimes pictures fail by just one vote to get through. I really hope that those who were not sucessful this year will try again."

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Welcome to the ROI Blog

The aim of this blog is to keep you in touch with the ROI and its activities. It's also here to let you know what our artists are getting up to. Please feel free to add your comments and ask questions and we will do our best to answer them.
The first event to let you know about is our annual exhibition which takes place in our London home - The Mall Galleries - from Decembert 8 to 19. There will be around 260 paintings on display and for sale.

And if you are a keen oil painter then why not come along to our Art Event Evening held during the exhibition on December 16. It runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is an opportunity for you to paint alongside members of the ROI including David Curtis, Peter Wileman, Dennis Syrett and many more. It's very informal and models are provided. Its always been a fun evening  and it raises money for an arts charity. Admission by ticket only and avaialble from the Mall Galleries  on : 020 7930 6844
Here's a picture of  a recent art event evening.