Friday, 15 June 2012

London Exhibition For ROI President Peter Wileman

ROI President Peter Wileman is having an exhibition of his recent work at London's  W. H Patterson Gallery. It's just opened and runs until July 6. Here are just a sample  of Peter's work in the exhibition. Why not go along and see them in the flesh!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Jubilee Update

If you wondered how David Pilgrim got on painting the Royal Jubilee on TV check out his excellent blog for the inside story and some great pictures. David Pilgrim Blog

Don't Forget To Book For ROI Masterclass

Tickets are selling fast for the  next ROI masterclass to be held at the end of September. So if you want to attend I suggest you book now to avoid disappointment.

The new ROI masterclass event is to be held on Sunday September 30th 2012.
The location will be the same as the last hugely successful event - Picturecraft Gallery in Holt, North Norfolk.

Demonstrating on the day will be the ever popular David Curtis ROI, RSMA  and  Roger Dellar ROI. RI, VPPS

David is the author of several books on painting and has appeared in many DVDs for APV Films

Roger is a hugely in demand teacher and demonstrator with a vibrant, dynamic painting style.

Tickets for the event are on a strictly first come first served basis and there is a discount for Friends Of The ROI. To book your place  contact  Picturecraft Gallery on 01263 711040 or email them on

There will also be an exhibition of selected ROI members work to view in the gallery on the day.

Friday, 1 June 2012

David Pilgrtim Picked to Take Part In Jubilee Celebrations

First a word of explanation for our non UK readers. Our monarch, Queen Eleizabeth II,  is this weekend celebrating 60 years on the throne and up and down the UK there are various celebrations of this happy event.

David Pilgrim AROI been selected by the BBC to paint alongside a number of
artists on the Millennium bridge on Sunday June 3rd.
 They  will be
the flotilla of boats from the pageant as part of the BBC’s live
coverage during the afternoon. More details can be found at here: BBC Painting Pageant

and  here: Thames Jubilee Pageant . As David days: "It should be a fun way to help
the Jubilee! " David is a keen plein air painter.

The last Thames Pageant of this size took place in 1662.  The programme is called The Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant and is  going out live on BBC One on Sunday 3rd June from 1:30pm - 6pm.There are twenty artists taking part. All of the artists have been selected to ensure there is a range of artistic mediums and styles. Those participating range in age between 19 and 70.  We have professional, semi-professional, students and amateurs taking part.

Anneka Rice will be the Presenter on Millennium Bridge leading the item.

Here are some pictures of David's paintings and the man himself out and about painting in all weathers. There's dedication.!