Friday, December 10, 2010
Highlights from the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2010 (Main Category)
The President ROI, Peter Wileman opens the 123rd exhibition
This post focuses on just some of the wonderful paintings at the ROI Annual Exhibition currently running at the Mall Galleries. As much as I love making art, I admire the work of other artists too, and I in the nearest future I'll start to build my collection! The whole exhibition had around 260 pieces altogether, it's a feast for the eyes! If you are in London till the 18th, DON'T MISS IT!
Comm. Antonio Carluccio, the Special Guest, who is also a Patron of the ROI, apparently apart from his delicious dishes, he paints too!
Angela Brittain with her prize winning work- it won the Artist Magazine ROI Award, I won this Prize last year!
BRIAN RYDER Provisional ROI Candidate for Associate Membership
Brian Ryder with his work, at the time I left he had already sold 2 pieces, and while there his book is so popular at the Mall, they had to order 10 more copies as the were running out of stock!
Cows at Cley- This is it! Atmospheric beauty! One of my favourite pieces in the show. Well, I love cows and I could live with this one forever!
CHRIS BENNETT Candidate for Associate Membership
Girl with Lilac Ribbons-Very sensitive piece-Love his delicate build up of colours and his Cezanne like strokes!
DAVID CURTIS ROI RSMA
David Curtis with his works
January 2010, Mission- A masterful handling of a snow scene!
Dawn, Clayworth Wharf- The mood here is what enraptures me!
GEORGE DELVIN ROI
Twilight Thaw- My favourite piece in the show! Just going close reveals a variety of textures, broken colour and wonderful renditions of warm and cool colours to bring out the beauty of snow-it also works as an abstract design, composition wise too!
Brick Lane Shoppers- Lovely Colourful Scene, just love the way he uses cubic strokes to throw life into the painting!
One of the greatest Art Technique Authors of our day- He makes trees look easy to paint, but here it is down to his superb draughtsmanship!
JULIAN GORDON MITCHELL
Ljubica- A wonderful piece in harmony of red, pink and orange-that's one of my favourites too!
KEN HOWARD OBE RA RWS ROI PPNEAC RBA RWA SGA
The Master with his paintings, no need to go into details, he remains a living legend to the representational art scene today in the UK!
KEN PAINE PS
The knave- Ken is one of my favourites- his pieces are always full of powerful tonal values, which have strong impact!
Cuckmere Haven- Can mood be better exemplified?!
Umbrellas III- Amazing subtle muted grey tones of reflective beauty!
NICHOLAS VERRAL AROI RBA
Great Art Technique book author-The picture doesn't do justice- this piece is alive with abstract designs interwoven into the water, it's poetic!
OLIVER WARMAN RBA Hon. ROI
Exeter Countryside- I looked at this piece and it made me smile the light dancing all over, how refreshing!
Winner of the Stanley Grimm Prize- His pieces are so intimate, delicate and detailed-you almost feel you are there!
PETER BROWN NEAC PS ROI
My mentor- I want you to see how carefully he places the figures in this piece-that's not easy-he is a master of it. Can you also see how the tree divides the tree into unequal parts and the branches with the leaves then unite the whole piece!
PETER GRAHAM ROI
He is a master of colour, need I say more?
PETER WILEMAN PROI ARSMA FRSA
This work was SOLD in my presence- a wonderful piece which shows the beauty of Winter in harmonious colours!
Peter and his work!
RICHARD COMBES ROI
Disused Studio- It's the Mood, the Lighting, the mystery in an ordinary setting-He makes it dramatic!
Berwick Street Market- I know this place and I just love the way Robert adds his spectacular brush strokes of exciting colour to bring the scene to life!
ROGER DELLAR ROI RI PS
Parisian Cafe- It's the figures I like in this one!
Roger with his Prize winning piece!
Titus and his painting
Tete a tete- This work was completed with a palette knife, Titus has a remarkable technique in which he paints painstakingly details using a palette knife, amazing!
VALERIY GRIDNEV ROI
Detail Natasha- I wanted you to see how simplified this great painter makes it look!
Again-look at the simplification of shapes!