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

Bridge at Brockham

Colin Twinn
Oil, 35 x 40 cm, £500

Shere - The Hottest Day of the Year

Colin Twinn
Oil, 35 x 40 cm, £500

Mgarr's Harbour, Gozo

Nicholas Verrall RBA ROI
Oil, 80 x 110 cm, £7,250

Pont Royal, Evening

Nicholas Verrall RBA ROI
Oil, 83 x 151 cm, £9,250

River Depot

David Walker
Oil, 65 x 55 cm, £1,500

Kingston Rail Bridge

John Walsom ROI
Oil, 77 x 92 cm, £2,800

Trafalgar Square from the Coliseum

John Walsom ROI
Oil, 45 x 45 cm, £850

Watching Molesey Regatta

John Walsom ROI
Oil, 61 x 76 cm, £2,300

Following Moorland Pathways

Tom Wanless Sen ROI
Oil, 53 x 64 cm, £1,100

Nightfall in Venice

Tom Wanless Sen ROI
Oil, 55 x 66 cm, £1,250

St Mark's Square after Rain

Tom Wanless Sen ROI
Oil, 55 x 66 cm, £1,250

Chinese Bowl and Bottle with a Message

Terry Ward
Oil, 56 x 46 cm, £5,500


Jeanette Watkins
Oil, 21 x 27 cm, SOLD

A Chorus of Colour

Andrew Watson
Oil, 212 x 212 cm, £8,000

Grazing Cattle

Graham Webber ROI
Oil, 34 x 39 cm, SOLD

Low Tide, Pin Mill

Graham Webber ROI
Oil, 65 x 90 cm, £2,650

Seeking Shelter from the Sun

Graham Webber ROI
Oil, 65 x 90 cm, £2,650

St Alfege's Greenwich

Graham Webber ROI
Oil, 43 x 56 cm, £965

Whitehall Gardens

Graham Webber ROI
Oil, 34 x 39 cm, £595

Still Life with Bowls, Jug, Glass and Knife

David Weekes
Oil, 35 x 45 cm, £650

Coffee and Apricot

Oil, 36 x 36 cm, £450

Winnall Moors

Oil, 36 x 29 cm, £400


Dave West
Oil, 25 x 30 cm, £550

I.O.D. Restaged (After Bocklin)

John Whitehill
Oil, 75 x 60 cm, £1,300

Before the Winter's Chill

Peter Wileman FROI RSMA FRSA
Oil, 74 x 84 cm, £3,250

Related events

Ballet Central The Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Fairy Dancer Ayca Anil Photo by ASH Photography
Special event
29 November 2018
Central School of Ballet’s renowned graduate performing company Ballet Central joins us again this November
Peter Graham ROI Cassis Roses
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
Roger Dellar ROI PS RI
Artist demonstration
5 December 2018
Roger Dellar ROI PS RI will be demonstrating his painting techniques in the gallery
Winsor and Newton Mall Galleries
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.
Peter Brown Bath Book Mall Galleries
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.