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
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibtion opens today at the Mall Galleries in London. Two of my paintings will feature in the exhibition.
One of the paintings is shown above. Click to view larger image.
Island Fine Arts
Roy Connelly and Friends
Bembridge, Isle of Wight
2 - 26 April 2018
Denton Fine Art
I'm pleased to now be showing with this prestigious new gallery in Lavenham, Suffolk.
Paintings are available directly from me in Suffolk or from a small number of Fine Art Galleries in London, Cornwall, the South of France and the Isle of Wight.
Prices range from £350 - £3,000.
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