10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

29 November 2017 to 10 December 2017
Main Gallery and North Galleries

Admission £4, £2.50 concessions, 50% off for National Art Pass holders, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries, ROI Friends and under 18s

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition has a well earned reputation for attracting highly exciting young exhibitors, alongside the much admired, more established member artists. This year the trend will continue, with new artists and new discoveries waiting to be made.

The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see the many and varied ways in which artists use oil paint today, from a traditional approach to this highly technical media through to more innovative uses of material, style and content.

Offering valuable prizes such as The Phyllis Roberts Award (worth £2,000) and The Winsor & Newton Young Artist Awards, the ROI continues to lay the foundations for future generations to enjoy and achieve artistic expression with this most adaptable and durable medium. Also, with all works for sale, it offers the chance to add new and original works to your collection.


Royal Institute of Oil Painters - Meet the Members

Members of the ROI will be on hand throughout this year’s Annual Exhibition to meet and greet visitors:

Wednesday 29 November (all day): Linda Alexander and June Mendoza

Thursday 30 November (all day): Ronald Morgan and Bill Dean

Monday 4 December (all day): Tony Merrick and Adebanji Alade

Tuesday 5 December (all day): Tim Benson

Wednesday 6 December (all day): Bill Dean

Thursday 7 December (all day): Trevor Chamberlain and Ronald Morgan

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Exhibiting artists

Hashim Akib
Michael Alford
Michael John Ashcroft
Clare Bowen
John Brenton
Ben Brotherton
Oliver Bull
Francis Callaghan
Roy Connelly
Lee Craigmile
Olivia Crane
Derek Daniells
Phoebe Dickinson
Benjamin Eden
Nigel Fletcher
Dennis Gaskin
Penny German
Richard Goldstein
Mary Gundry
Gerry Halpin MBE
Julia Hawkins
Martin Hill
Jane Hodgson
Peter Holt
Tom Hughes
Shinobu Kawano
John Killens
Craig Lee
Helen Lieber
Emily Macduff
Rod Major
Tom Marsh
Gregory Mason
Mark McLaughlin
Robbie Murdoch
Vicki Norman
Kate Oleska
Lisa Puhlhofer
Dorian Roland Radu
Adam Ralston
Maria Rose
Serena Rowe
Alla Samarina
Diana Savostaite
Sarah Spackman
Dennis Spicer
Tom Stevenson
David Stanley
Karl Terry
Colin Twinn
Phillip Tyler
David Walker
John Walsom
Archie Wardlaw
Michael Weller
Oscar Whicheloe
Yuxin Yang
Iryna Yermolova
Junhe Zhu
Jie Zhuang
Richard Combes ROI (1385)

Selected Works

Working Men in the Field

Mary Gundry
Oil, 37 x 47 cm, £795

Blues Time

Helen Hale ROI
Oil, 61 x 52 cm, £980


Helen Hale ROI
Oil, 40 x 109 cm, £1,260


Helen Hale ROI
Oil, 104 x 77 cm, £2,250

Still Waters

Helen Hale ROI
Oil, 70 x 85 cm, £1,380

Central Perk

Alice Hall AROI
Oil, 50 x 88 cm, £2,200

Santa Maria della Salute at Night

Alice Hall AROI
Oil, 73 x 93 cm, £2,800

The Matterhorn from Lower Stellisee

Alice Hall AROI
Oil, 58 x 48 cm, £1,200

Divided Peninsula

Gerry Haplin
Acrylic, 38 x 48 cm, £750


Julia Hawkins
Oil, 70 x 70 cm, SOLD

Cliffs and Waters, Old Harry on a Bright Day

Julia Hawkins
Oil, 25 x 35 cm, £750

Two Hats. Maria and Tom Painting in Padstow

Julia Hawkins
Oil, 40 x 30 cm, SOLD

Brown Cockerel

Martin Hill
Oil , 26 x 17 cm, £385


Martin Hill
Oil, 26 x 20 cm, £385

Charles & Jono Unloading the Boat, Cromer

Jane Hodgson
Oil, 60 x 70 cm, £795

Pomegranate 4

Peter Holt
Oil, 46 x 46 cm, £575

Bathurst Firewood

Benjamin Hope
Oil, 43 x 43 cm, £1,700

King's Road, Contre Jour

Benjamin Hope
Oil, 41 x 36 cm, £1,900


Benjamin Hope
Oil, 53 x 43 cm, £1,800

Vaudeville to Adelphi

Benjamin Hope
Oil, 50 x 37 cm, £1,900

Devil's Bridge, Switzerland

Oil, 73 x 32 cm, £6,500

Deckchairs, St Ives

Geoffrey Huband RSMA
Oil, 32 x 62 cm, £1,200

Marika Oval

Philip James ROI
Oil, 50 x 40 cm, £750

Road to Durham, Yorkshire

Michael John Ashcroft
Oil, 38 x 46 cm, SOLD

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