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New English Art Club 2010

Dipper - oil painting by Roy ConnellyDipper. Oil on board, 4 x 10 inches.

Palette Knife. Still-life oil painting by Roy ConnellyPalette Knife. Oil on board. 4 x 10 inches

I am very proud to be showing with the NEAC again this year.  I have shown in this prestigious exhibition for the last 6 years. This year, for the first time, I sent in some little still life paintings to show that I do occasionally paint subjects other than my plein air landscapes.  I was delighted that the judges liked them.

The day I painted these pictures I had gone in to my studio to paint a large picture from one of my location studies.  But, as I looked at the dipper sitting on my palette I became intrigued by the way it seemed to blend in with it’s surroundings.  Layers of old paint have built up over the years creating a patina-like finish on both the palette and the dipper.  I realised that it could be painted by reproducing the colour, tone and shape of each mark.

These paintings and many of the others in the show can now be seen and purchased here.

New English Art Club.
Mall Galleries, London SW1.
26 November – 5 December 2010

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Royal Society of British Artists

PaulThe annual open exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists is on now at the Mall Galleries in London until 21 March.  I have two pictures in the show, both of the King’s Road in Chelsea.

The Private View was good fun and my friend Karl Terry won the Red Rag Gallery award.  Karl was in London for a couple of days with another friend, Paul Rafferty.  The weather was very cold but we painted all day only stopping after it got dark.

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The New English 2009

The New English Art Club (NEAC) annual open exhibition opens on Friday 27th November.  I am pleased to once again have work in this prestigious show.  Early exhibitors in this exhibition include Claude Monet and Edgar Degas along with Walter Sickert, James McNeil Whistler, John Singer Sargent and Philip Wilson Steer.


Above: Stainforth Autumn Morning, oil on board, 4×10 inches.


If you can’t make along in person or want to make sure that special picture doesn’t get bought before you get there, most of the paintings in the exhibition can be seen and purchased online now. 

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The New English 2008

In 2008 one of my paintings was selected for the New English Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.
Many of my favourite artists working today are members of the New English Art Club (NEAC), so I am very pleased to have exhibited with them for the last four years.

Mortlake Brewery
Mortlake Brewery

The picture was painted on Monday morning, 21 January 2008 at Strand on the Green. Looking down the River Thames to the softly backlit brewery buildings, it’s a subject that is hard to ignore.

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