Ken Howard and Philip James studio visit and Painting Day

A day of life paintings and studio visits to Philip James' and Ken Howard's studios with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

This event is open to Friends of ROI and Friends of Mall Galleries. Friends may bring a guest.


Visit to Philip James ROI’s Studio and life painting.

Meet in the courtyard of no 3 Torrens Street. Islington, EC1V at 10.15 for 10.30 am for a studio visit to Philip James’s Studio and coffee at the Candid Café.

The Café, Philip’s Studio and the life room are all within the same complex


11.00 till 1.00pm life painting in the adjoining studio

1.00 till 2.30 lunch in the café or bring a packed lunch.

2.30 till 4.00pm life painting, at the end we will do a crit for those who would like us to.

Candid Arts Trust and Candid Café.  3 Torrens Street Islington    London EC1V


Evening visit to Ken Howard RA ROI’s Studio

Following the afternoon life painting session we will make our way to the Bolton on Earls Court Road for an optional pub meal and drink. The pub is midway between Earls Court Tube Station and Ken’s Studio.

The Bolton ( Pub)    326 Earl's Court Road   Kensington, Greater London SW5 9BQ

Leave the Bolton at 18.50 for the short walk around to South Bolton Gardens and our Evening at Ken’s Famous Studio.

8 South Bolton Gardens London SW5 0DH



From Earls Court Station, head down the Earls Court Road, ( toward Chelsea ) Bolton Pub on your right, turn left into Old Brompton Road, right into little Bolton’s left into South Bolton Gardens.

You will need to bring painting materials and canvas/boards, refreshments as required.                Easels are available.

This should prove a relaxed, social and very enjoyable event!

Event Organiser/ contact and to book email  Ian Cryer PROI              mobile 07801 906193 on the day.

To reserve a place send a cheque for £10 made out to ROI Ltd to

14 Torridge Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1QQ

You may attend all day or part day, please specify