Monday, 31 December 2012

Award For This Blog

On the last day of 2012 I was pleased to hear that this blog has won the Making A Mark Award for the art society blog of the year. That's great news for all the ROI members who supply the news and pictures about their activities throughough the year. On behalf of all members - thank you Making A Mark

You can read  more about the award here:


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

ROI Art Event Evening

One of the high points of the ROI annual  exhibiton at London's Mall Galleries is the art event evening where members of the public have a chance to paint alongside ROI members. This year's was a great sucess and here are some images from the evening.
If you haven't yet visited the ROP exhibition it runs until  Sunday Dec 23.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

PIctures From An Exhibition

The ROI annual exhibition got off to a glittering start this week and here are some pictures from this year;'s stunning show. Special thanks to Adebanji Alada and Natalia Ardeeva for these images which not only show the paintings but also some of the artists pictured with their work

Why not come along and see the exhibition for yourself? It's at London's Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square and runs until  December 23.



Tuesday, 11 December 2012

New Website For ROI Member Tom Wanlass

ROI member Tom Wanlass now hs a new website wher you can see many examples of his exciting work.
Find him on 

Here are some recent pictures by Tom

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Double Award win for Dennis Syrett.

Dennis Syrett, fellow of the ROI and former President of the Institute was
delighted to be awarded the Cuneo Medal at the Private View of the Annual
Exhibition of the Society of Equestrian Artists, now showing at the Menier
Gallery, London. The medal named to commemorate Sir Terence Cuneo OBE,CVO
is presented for the most meritorious group of works voted by the society
members. Dennis was also honoured to win this year’s Classic Boat Award at
the recent Society of Marine Artists’ annual exhibition at the Mall
Galleries. Well done Dennis!
Dennis Syrett pictured demonstrating at an ROI Masterclass day.

Monday, 26 November 2012

ROI Annual Exhibition

An event not to be missed is the annual ROI Exhibition at London"s Mall Galleries.
Wed 12 - Sun 23 December 2012, 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)
The exhibition showcases the best in contemporary oil painting in Britain. A number of valuable prizes and awards will be offered by the Institute this year, including the Phyllis Roberts Award for a promising oil painter and the Winsor & Newton Painting Award for an artist under 35 years of age.
Admission £2.50, £1.50 concessions (Free to FBA Friends, National Art Pass holders and under 16s)

There will also be artist demonstrations taking  place in the gallery during the run of the exhibition and are free with the admission price.

Wednesday 12 December, 2pm
Oil painting demonstration by Ian Cryer
Monday 17 December, 2pm
Oil painting demonstration by Roger Dellar
Monday 17 December, 6pm to 9pm
Art Event Evening
An opportunity to paint alongside ROI members from a selection of three models.
Tickets £10 or £7 for spectators. Call 020 7930 6844 or to book (early booking is advised).
Wednesday 19 December, 2pm
Oil painting demonstration by Tim Benson
Here are two pictures included in this year's exhibition by ROI President Peter Wileman.

Paintings from the
exhibition can be viewed and purchased online at

Friday, 9 November 2012

ROI Members' Exhibition

George Devlin ROI, Peter Graham ROI  and Hazel Nagl  - 3 Scottish painters are on show this Autumn at Whittington Fine Art  26 Hart Street Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

It opens on 11th November running until 24th November 2012. It's a  showcase of modern day pioneering  Scottish painting including  recent oils by two ROI members  Peter Graham and George Devlin alongside mixed media work by  Hazel Nagl, member of the Royal Glasgow Institute. Not to be missed!

Illustrated 'Maturing Sun, Iona' 25 x 26 inches oil on canvas Peter Graham ROI

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Tim Benson at Affordable Art Fair

Tim Benson will be showing work at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park with Panter and Hall from the 25/10 - 28/10 / and then at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead Heath with Highgate Contemporary Art from the 1/11 - 4/11 / 

News from Provisional ROI Member Lachlan Goudie

Lachlan writes: " Over the past year I have been involved in a long term project to document the construction of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers in Govan and Rosyth, Scotland. It's a fascinating job which affords me privileged access to the shipyards and I have accumulated a vast number of sketches and studies which will eventually be worked up into large paintings.

Over the last twelve months I have exhibited in London, Glasgow and Spain. I also featured in a Times newspaper feature about 'promising' young British artists which appeared just before the Olympics.

Latest News From Provisional ROI Member Tony Merrick

Provisional member, Tony Merrick has had a busy Summer and Autumn.

After running a course at Pear Tree Farm, Derbyshire, Tony then demonstrated and exhibited work at Art in Action , Waterperry, Oxfordshire. He was also invited to teach at Waterperry Gardens and St Oswald Studios in Fulham. In between demonstrating at various art societies Tony also managed to squeeze in painting trips to Italy and France as this lovely example shows.
  Narbonne Flower Market.