10am to 5pm (closes 2pm on final day)

Open 10am to 3pm on Tuesday 23 June

Main Gallery, North Gallery & Threadneedle Space

£3, £2.50 concessions. Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, NEAC Friends, National Art Pass holders and under 18s

The New English Art Club moves to a new date in your diary for 2015 and will become a fixture of the London Summer.

Showcasing the work of some of the finest figurative painters at work today, members’ paintings, drawings and original prints are shown alongside work selected from the open submission.

This year the Annual Open will include the works shortlisted for the £4,000 Haworth Prize. The new prize, sponsored by The Haworth Trust is for young artists from the North of England producing images inspired by the landscape around them.

See the Prize Winners from the Exhibition

There will be a selection of recent works by William Bowyer RA NEAC RP, who passed away in March this year. William had been a member of the New English Art Club for over 30 years. His portraits of miners’ leader, Arthur Scargill and cricketer, Viv Richards are in the National Portrait Gallery collection. His two sons, Jason and Francis are also members and will be also showing work at the exhibition.

Continuing to build on its tradition of painting and drawing from observation, the New English is a vibrant and diverse group of visual artists whose work is highly collectible and widely admired.

Originally founded in 1885 in response to feelings that the Royal Academy was academic, stuffy and out of touch, the New English Art Club now has a number of Royal Academicians amongst its membership. Works by Ken Howard OBE RA NEAC, Bernard Dunstan RA NEAC and Diana Armfield RA NEAC will all be on display. For the first time the NEAC Annual Exhibition will be taking place during the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, giving visitors the chance to directly compare these, once rival, institutions.

All works are for sale.



Exhibiting artists

Christopher Baker
Denis Baxter
Keith Bennett
Alice Boggis-Rolfe
William Bowyer
Richard Calin
Rosemary Clark
Colette Clegg
Roy Connelly
Belinda Crozier
Robert Cunnew
Emily Fowke
Mark Furse
Michael Gage
Timothy Gatenby
Nicola Gregory
Hugo Grenville
Clare Howard
Nicki Heenan
Gillian Hills
Paul Hipkiss
Tom Hughes
Davina Jackson
Frank Johnson
Kate Marsden
Graham Martin
Jessica Miller
Alan Palmer
Amanda Palmer
Neil Pittaway
Lawrie Quigley
Richard Rees
Chris Rigby
Donald Ritchie
Joseph Ryan
Helen Samuels
Glyn Saunders
Charlie Schaffer
Norma Silverton
Michael Sofroniou
Claire Sparkes
Natalie Stewart-Clark
A Lincoln Taber
Karl Terry
Delia Tournay-Godfrey
Simon Turner
Michael Weller
Alan Welsford
John Whitehall
Sue Williams A'Court

Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition


Beach and Sea, Spring, Cornwall

Paul Curtis NEAC
Acrylic & oil, 30 x 44 cm, £750

Beach and Sea, Spring, St Ives, Cornwall

Paul Curtis NEAC
Acrylic & oil, 30 x 44 cm, £750

Last Primrose, St Ives, Cornwall

Paul Curtis NEAC
Acrylic & oil, 41 x 51 cm, £985

Spring Flowers, St Ives, Cornwall

Paul Curtis NEAC
Acrylic & oil, 77 x 77 cm, £2,500

Tete - Tete Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

Paul Curtis NEAC
Acrylic & oil, 77 x 52 cm, £2,500


John Dobbs NEAC SWLA
Oil, 34 x 24 cm, £495
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Still Life

John Dobbs NEAC SWLA
Oil, 60 x 50 cm, £1,250

Alice Coote at the Wigmore Hall

Bernard Dunstan RA PS NEAC
Oil, 38 x 33 cm, £6,000

Early Morning

Bernard Dunstan RA PS NEAC
Lithograph, 43 x 47 cm, SOLD

At Sea - Dusk IX

Michael Fairclough NEAC
Oil, 38 x 41 cm, £1,150

At Sea - Dusk XXXV

Michael Fairclough NEAC
Oil, 47 x 51 cm, £1,850

At Sea - Dusk XXXVIII

Michael Fairclough NEAC
Oil, 69 x 69 cm, £3,750
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The Channel III

Michael Fairclough NEAC
Oil, 38 x 41 cm, £1,150

The Thames - Wargrave I

Michael Fairclough NEAC
Oil, 51 x 53 cm, £1,950

"Oetzer" Panorama

Peter Fleming NEAC
Oil, 105 x 126 cm, £5,400

Press and Plan Chest, Morning Light

Peter Fleming NEAC
Oil, 126 x 95 cm, £3,200
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Quiet View in the Cantal Hills, Auvergne

Emily Fowke
Oil, 46 x 61 cm, £500

Karn's Geranium and Three Lemons

Alex Fowler NEAC
Oil, 41 x 51 cm, SOLD


Alex Fowler NEAC
Oil, 44 x 34 cm, SOLD

Still Life with Blue Vase and Cyclamen

Alex Fowler NEAC
Oil, 81 x 76 cm, £3,900

Daily Items

Roy Freer Hon Rtd RI NEAC ROI
Oil, 57 x 67 cm, SOLD


Caroline Frood NEAC
Oil, 113 x 95 cm, £4,800
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Desire and Want (or Famine Relief)

Mark Furse
Oil, 130 x 118 cm, £7,500


Michael Gage
Linocut, 40 x 46 cm, £300 (£225 u/f)

Evening Landscape

Judith Gardner RBA NEAC
Oil, 28 x 43 cm, £750

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