10am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 December

15 December 2015 to 20 December 2015
Threadneedle Space

Admission Free

Presenting a unique exhibition of new and recent paintings exploring Britain’s churches, chapels and cathedrals by members of the Federation of British Artists.

The Painted Parish features paintings exploring British Churches, examining notions of place and time, life and loss, as well as faith and worship.

The poet John Betjeman wrote in his poem Churchyards, 'Our churches are our history shown / In wood and glass and iron and stone'. Here, though, Britain’s ecclesiastical buildings are rendered in watercolour, oil, pastel, and more, inside and out, as places of worship, sites of construction, iconic status or desolate ruin.

Exhibiting artists include members of the country’s leading national art societies, the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP), Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), and Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI), amongst others.

An illustrated e-catalogue accompanies the exhibition [below], featuring a foreword by Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Reader in Architecture at the University of Kent and author of Churches: Explore the Symbols, Learn the Language and Discover the History (Harper Collins, 2008).

 

Exhibiting artists

Selected Works

St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire

Watercolour, 65 x 81 cm, SOLD

St Nicholas, Studland

Watercolour, 62 x 72 cm, £1,400

St Thomas, Winchelsea

Watercolour, 63 x 79 cm, £1,400

Burnt Out Buckfastleigh Church

Sarah Bee PS
Pastel, 59 x 59 cm, £985

Ruin in the Churchyard, Buckfastleigh

Sarah Bee PS
Pastel, 59 x 59 cm, £985

Trees in Todber Churchyard

Sarah Bee PS
Pastel, 81 x 81 cm, £1,600

Design for Cathedral Book

Charles Bone PPRI
Watercolour, 80 x 93 cm, £900

Easton Church

Charles Bone PPRI
Watercolour, 80 x 93 cm, SOLD

Wells Cathedral

Charles Bone PPRI
Watercolour, 66 x 84 cm, £900

Nocturne with Rain, West from The Shard

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel on Paper, 104 x 148 cm, SOLD

Ancestral Communities

John Foker SWLA
Oil, 26 x 29 cm, £480

Decorated Brick Chapel

Peter Folkes RI
Watercolour, 70 x 56 cm, £900

Itchen Abbas Church

Peter Folkes RI
Watercolour, 75 x 53 cm, SOLD

Mary Bourne Church Font

Peter Folkes RI
Watercolour, 75 x 55.5 cm, £900

Preston Candover Church

Peter Folkes RI
Watercolour, 75 x 55 cm, £900

A Country Church

Lisa Graa Jensen RI
Acrylic Inks, 45 x 45 cm, SOLD

All Creatures Great & Small

Lisa Graa Jensen RI
Acrylic Inks, 45 x 45 cm, SOLD

Prenup Nerves

Lisa Graa Jensen RI
Acrylic Inks, 45 x 45 cm, £850

The Christening

Lisa Graa Jensen RI
Acrylic Inks, 40 x 40 cm, £800

Cathedral Piazza

Alice Hall AROI
Oil on Canvas, 81 x 69 cm, £2,400

Cathedral View

Alice Hall AROI
Oil on Canvas, 68 x 103 cm, £3,200

Morning Light across the Nave, Westminster

Alice Hall AROI
Oil on Canvas, 98 x 78 cm, £3,450

Westminster Cathedral in Snow

Alice Hall AROI
Oil on Canvas, 94 x 53 cm, £1,800

All Saints Church, Hutton, Essex

Peter Kelly Sen RBA NEAC
Watercolour, 46 x 61 cm, £2,500

Monk and the Monastery

Peter Kelly Sen RBA NEAC
Oil on Canvas, 42 x 32 cm, £2,000