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


Toward S G Maggiore, Venice

Brian Ryder ROI
Oil, 46 x 46 cm, £1,475

Sunday Morning in the Bed

Diana Savostaite
Oil, 63 x 86 cm, £980

Portrait of Alastair Campbell

Nicholas Smith
Oil, 130 x 110 cm, £7,000

Beautiful Beetroot

Sarah Spackman
Oil, 45 x 50 cm, £950

Kevin's Nasturtium

Sarah Spackman
Oil, 55 x 45 cm, £1,000

Three Lemons

Sarah Spackman
Oil, 40 x 45 cm, £800

August Still Life

Dennis Spicer
Oil, 44 x 52 cm, £950

Cottages on Arran

John Sprakes RBA ROI
Acrylic, 38 x 38 cm, SOLD

Crimson & Blue Rectangles

John Sprakes RBA ROI
Acrylic, 81 x 89 cm, £2,000

Layered Fields

John Sprakes RBA ROI
Acrylic, 97 x 92 cm, £3,000


John Sprakes RBA ROI
Acrylic, 89 x 111 cm, £2,500

By the River

Tom Stevenson
Oil, 21 x 40 cm, £400

Weekend on the Cathedral Close

Tom Stevenson
Oil, 26 x 50 cm, £550

Best in Show

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA
Oil, 42 x 44 cm, £950

Cottage Steps, Staithes

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA
Oil, 52 x 45 cm, SOLD

Lilac and Bramley Trees in the Snow

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA
Oil, 42 x 45 cm, £1,150

Peonies at La Maison Douce

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA
Oil, 63 x 57 cm, SOLD

Smoke and Bottles

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA
Oil, 61 x 71 cm, £2,500

Painting Faces, Las Vegas

Dennis Syrett PPROI RSMA RBA
Oil, 105 x 95 cm, £3,750

Late Morning Vineyard, Vaucluse

Lotta Teale
Oil, 24 x 29 cm, £650


Mo Teeuw
Oil, 45 x 40 cm, £420

The Top Road

Karl Terry
Oil, 40 x 70 cm, £1,480


Bernadett Timko
Oil, 145 x 99 cm, £5,200

The Last Day

Bernadett Timko
Oil, 155 x 124 cm, £4,500

Moorland Road

John Tookey PS
Oil, 38 x 45 cm, SOLD

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.