Wednesday, 7 December 2011

ROI Annual Exhibtion Gets of to a Sparkling Start

The private view at the Mall Galleries was a full house with invited guests coming from far and wide to see what many people are saying is the best ROI exhibition in years. It was opened by the former Cabinet Minister The Rt Hon Michael Portillo who is a Patron of the ROI and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Federation of British  Artists which administers the Mall Galleries.

It's now open to the public until Sunday December 18. Here are some pictures from the opening.

David Curtis ROI chats to friends
Brian Ryder AROI and his posse

Tim Benson AROI and his massive head

Current ROI President Peter Wileman and past President Dennis Syrett

Provisional ROI member Adebanji Alade shares his sketchbook

ROI Vice President Ian Cryer

ROI President Peter Wileman, his wife Jo and guest

Adebanji Alade and his picture which was the second one to sell on the day.

Adebani with the lucky buyer of his painting

The red dot is applied. Sold!

Roger Dellor ROI and his prize-winning work

The wonderful June Mendoza ROI and her portrait of Ken Howard RA painting her portrait. Look in the background and you can see June painting Ken, painting June......

Lewis McNaught from the Mall Galleries chats to Michael Portillo

Perennial  favourite Trevor Chamberlain ROI with some of his work

Peter Wileman in full flow

More pictures tomorrow including the award winners

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