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

28 November 2018 to 9 December 2018
Main Gallery, Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £3 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. 

Unique to this year, the ROI presents a show within a show on the theme of ‘Community Spirit’, for which several members have put forward work that highlights cohesion and togetherness, “ … a perfect foil for the times of uncertainty and division in which we are currently living” (Tim Benson, President).

Also this year, the ROI is raffling three oil paintings by its members to raise funds for the Artists’ General Benevolent Institution (AGBI). For more information on the raffle, please visit the Institute's blog.


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Selected Works

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


The Post Box

Craig Lee
Oil, 39 x 28 cm, SOLD

Lunchtime, Spitalfields

Robin Mackervoy ROI
Oil, 40 x 35 cm, SOLD

White Chrysanthemums

Robin Mackervoy ROI
Oil, 35 x 30 cm, £500

Folkestone View

Rod Major
Oil, 45 x 56 cm, £625

Near Farthing Common, Kent

Rod Major
Oil, 56 x 66 cm, £750

Tide Coming In, River Rother, Rye, Sussex

Tom Marsh
Oil, 29 x 36 cm, £390

Sleep: Series IV

Gregory Mason
Oil, 45 x 45 cm, £1,800

Second Opinion

Nick Hugh McCann
Oil, 185 x 185 cm, £6,500

Winter Lane, Saddleworth

John McCombs RBA ROI
Oil, 56 x 65 cm, SOLD

Black Earthenware Bowls with Cherries

Lucy McKie ROI
Oil, 59 x 49 cm, SOLD

Redcurrants in Japanese Bowl

Lucy McKie ROI
Oil, 49 x 49 cm, SOLD

Roses with Hypericum Berries

Lucy McKie ROI
Oil, 54 x 54 cm, SOLD

Silver Jug with Peaches

Lucy McKie ROI
Oil, 43.5 x 53.5 cm, SOLD

She Left Her Heart in Havana

Elizabeth Meek
Oil, 30 x 49 cm, £1,900

Evening, Faversham Creek

Tony Merrick ROI
Oil, 27 x 37 cm, £1,100

Sicilian Arches

Johnny Morant
Oil, 75 x 75 cm, £3,500

Tourists in Trafalgar Square

Ronald Morgan RBA Hon Sen ROI
Oil, 42 x 38 cm, £550

Faversham Creek, Storm Approaching

Benjamin Mowll PRSMA
Oil, 37 x 73 cm, £1,100

Quadri's, Venice

Benjamin Mowll PRSMA
Oil, 51 x 61 cm, £1,500

Heatwave at Richmond

Robbie Murdoch
Oil, 36 x 40 cm, SOLD

Penny Lift

Antony Parsons
Oil, 47 x 37 cm, £1,050

Low Tide, Wells next the Sea

Barry Peckham RSMA ROI
Oil, 33 x 48 cm, SOLD

Morston Quay, Norfolk

Barry Peckham RSMA ROI
Oil, 27 x 42 cm, SOLD

The Beaulieu River

Barry Peckham RSMA ROI
Oil, 32 x 42 cm, SOLD


Charles Pickard
Oil, 95 x 50 cm, £1,500

Related events

Special event
29 November 2018
Central School of Ballet’s renowned graduate performing company Ballet Central joins us again this November
Exhibition Tour
30 November 2018
With Peter Graham ROI
Artist Workshop
1 December 2018
Come and take part in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual Paint Live competition.
Friends' Event
3 December 2018
Join us for our wonderful annual Christmas Party, held during the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
Special event
4 December 2018
Paint alongside ROI members
Artist demonstration
5 December 2018
Roger Dellar PS RI ROI will be painting in the gallery during the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2018. This event is free with admission to the exhibition.
Special event
6 December 2018
Winsor & Newton present a complimentary event to celebrate oil colour as part of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition.
Special event
7 December 2018
Peter Brown PNEAC RP PS ROI Hon RBA will guide you through how he became a ‘see and put’ painter. Known as ‘Pete the Street’, he'll discuss what drives him and how he got to where he is today.