Mall Galleries Blog

Having started as Bookshop Assistant in February, I have now experienced working at the gallery for all nine Federation of British Artists exhibitions for a full annual circuit. It has been really enjoyable to get to know the different feels and focuses of each society, so I thought I would compile some highlights.
Posted by Anna Preston on Thu, 2016-12-15 15:15
Alice Boggis-Rolfe, Rob Pointon and Tom Stevenson were selected by the judges who felt that their respective works demonstrated both creativity and talent in their use of the Oil Colour Medium
Posted by Liam Kilby on Mon, 2016-12-05 13:02
Andy Wood PRI RBA was elected President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 2014, the 15th President elect.
Posted by Rosa Sepple PRI on Mon, 2016-11-21 10:37
Toby Ward talks us through his commissions for St-Martin-in-the-Fields, the Royal Opera House and Lincoln Cathedral.
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Wed, 2016-11-16 16:40
In this episode of our series of artist talks, Commissioning Conversation, Melissa Scott-Miller talks about painting portraits of Islington houses, the view from the roof of John Lewis and the client who wanted Santa Claus painted into the picture.
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Wed, 2016-11-16 16:26
In Part Two of Anna Preston's interview with Mall Galleries Duty Managers and ING Discerning Eye exhibitors, Jack Sutherland and Henry Byrne, we expand on Part One’s discussion of the exhibition to explore the practices and experiences of Jack and Henry as artists.
Posted by Anna Preston on Tue, 2016-11-15 14:12
Henry Byrne, Marian Court
Mall Galleries' regulars will know Jack Sutherland and Henry Byrne as our brilliant bespectacled Duty Managers. However, some of you may not know that they are both fantastic painters. This year's upcoming ING Discerning Eye exhibition features two works each by both Henry and Jack.
Posted by Anna Preston on Tue, 2016-11-15 10:55
Fiddler's Hill Nest by Miriam Escofet AssocRP Still Life Commissions
Miriam Escofet AssocRP talks about the Still Lifes she painted using her client's collections of objects Fiddler's Hill Nest The owner of this painting lives in a farm in Wiltshire. He particularly admired one of my previous paintings on the theme of a bird’s nest and wanted something very similar, but very particularly depicting certain eggs and insects from his...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Mon, 2016-11-14 14:46
Interior with Ceramics by Charles Hardaker RBA Still Life Ceramics Collection Commission
One of our most touching commissions at Mall Galleries was a wedding gift of a highly personal still life painting using the couple’s ceramics collection. The wedding gift had taken the form of a gift voucher contributed to by the couple’s friends and presented by Mall Galleries in a white gift box containing literature on how to begin the process...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Sat, 2016-11-12 17:26
Mill Farm by Graham Webber ROI House portrait Commissions
For her husband’s birthday, Monica Tudor commissioned a portrait of their Oxfordshire farmhouse, which was soon to go on the market, by artist Graham Webber ROI. Monica wanted the house depicted in spring time but she needed a gift to present to her husband on his birthday in late winter. Mall Galleries sent Monica a commissions gift box announcing the...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Thu, 2016-11-10 18:39
Let there be Light- St Cuthbert's by Peter Vincent PS
One of our most niche commissions to date was a portrait of a modern 1950s church in North London. The client, the church’s vicar, had seen the 2015 FBA exhibition The Painted Parish' online and was inspired to commission an artist to paint his own place of worship. Mall Galleries art advisors put together a portfolio of possible artists and...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Thu, 2016-11-10 18:19
The RAC Snow Effect by Ken Howard OBE RA
In 2011, the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) reached it’s centenary year. In commemoration of this, they invited 26 artists to paint the Club’s two stunning premises in Central London and Surrey, culminating in a large exhibition for the Club’s members. The artists were given free reign of the two clubs on a day of their choice and asked to produce...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Thu, 2016-11-10 17:58