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Moonrise at Scotland Street at the NEAC



I’m pleased to have had this picture selected for the New Engliah Art Club Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. I painted this one evening last July. Scotland Street is a small hamlet east of Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk.

Oil on board in handmade water-gilded frame.
Image size: 10×12 inches, 25x30cm. SOLD

Contact me if you would like a complementary invitation to the Private View.

Exhibition details

16 June-25 June

Open 10am-5pm (closing 1pm on final day)

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

You can view featured artwork from the exhibition online here, and you can click here to see/buy mine!

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NEAC 2013

ox Valley Straw Bales. Suffolk oil painting by Roy ConnellyBox Valley, Straw Bales. 10x12in, 25x30cm. Oil on board.
Click image for a close up view.

This painting has been selected for the New English Art Club annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.

You can purchase it here.
(Update: It sold on the first open day)

New English Art Club
Mall Galleries, London, SW1
(next to Admiralty Arch)
29th Nov – 8th Dec 2013
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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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Peter Brown and the NEAC at Messums

I spent this afternoon at Messum’s in Cork Street where Peter Brown NEAC gave a very entertaining talk on his life as a painter on the streets of London and Bath.

Having recently spent a day painting with Peter in London and watching his painting emerge from the blank canvas it was good to hear his thoughts on everything from coping with changing light to why he wont use a camera.

The talk coincided with the exhibition The Magic and Poetry of Everyday Life. A collection of paintings by New English Art Club artists from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present day.  This fine exhibition is well worth seeing and runs until the 3rd of July 2010.

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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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Sunny Sunday Afternoon

The hottest day of the year so far and I have just spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the studio of Bob Brown NEAC. Set in beautiful rolling English countryside beside a very paintable river, Bob has the perfect studio.  It was completely filled with an exhibition of his richly coloured landscapes.

 Ken Howard and Richard Pikesley, another two of my favourite painters, were also there, along with many other friends. Many thanks to Bob and Sue for their wonderful hospitality.

Afterwards I spent an hour painting painting the nearby river, one of Englands most beautiful chalk streams.  While I was painting a mayfly settled on my hand among the brushes. 

8 x 10 inches, oil on board
A quick sketch - 8 x 10 inches, oil on board
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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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