The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Mall Galleries would like to congratulate all prizewinners and give a special thank you to all our prize-givers. 

This year the exhibition is exclusively online but with videos, audio, images, and statements by the winners to watch, hear, see, and read, you can experience and enjoy the prize-winning works wherever you are.

The Prize Winners featured in Part Two include:

The Small Painting Prize

Angela Bell

Tom in the Light

An award of £250, open to members and non-members, for the best small painting on display (maximum dimension of 12 inches / 30.5 cm, excluding frame)

Exploring the themes of origins and belonging has been the main focus of this body of work while developing subtle complexities in my colour palette. The direct gaze of Tom and the warm reflected light and rich shadows adds a certain intimacy to the portrait.

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Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award

Adam Ralston

An award of £250 for an outstanding oil painter

Work shown: Summer Holidays

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The ROI Emerging Artist Prize

Owain Hunt

A prize of £250 and the opportunity to spend a day with one of the Institute's members, for an artist aged 30 or under at the time of submission

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The Tony Merrick Memorial Prize

Michelle Anderson


An award of £250 in memory of the late Tony Merrick ROI (1948-2018)

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The Alan Gourley Memorial Award

Michael John Ashcroft AROI

Shortcut via Leicester Square

An annual prize of £1,000, awarded for a painting of outstanding merit

Catching the tourists and workers after the rain has fallen. I wanted the painting to have a blurry wet look and the feeling that people were on their way to catch a train or meet friends in a bar after a downpour.

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Frank Herring Easel Award

Thomas Arthurton

Rooftop View of St Petersburg

An award of a versatile easel

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