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Venice on film

Last November on my annual trip to paint in Venice I was joined by quite a few friends from the UK, Spain and even the US.
There were 13 of us in all and this is a short film I made between paintings.  We are all in it somewhere although I didn’t catch everyone painting.
It is intended to be a reminder of the trip for those that were there but I though I would also share it with everyone else.

It’s in 720HD so watch it full screen and turn up the sound. I hope you enjoy it.

Paintings by myself and several others on the trip are on show at the Mine Gallery in Carshalton. Impressions of Venice runs until 30 March 2013.

Artists on the film that are in the show are:
David Bachmann
Roy Connelly
Tony Dakin
Tim King
Valérie Perlot
Michael Richardson
Haidee-Jo Summers
Karl Terry

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Impressions of Venice

Molo Nocturne, Painting of Venice by Roy Connelly

This is one of three paintings of Venice that I have on show in Impressions of Venice at the Mine Gallery.

Below is a shot of me working on one of several nocturnes painted on my latest trip. This was taken near the Grand Canal looking towards the Gritti Palace.

Roy Connelly painting Venice at night

Photo by Carol Duke. Visit her website.

 Exhibition details

Mine Gallery
30-34 High Street, Carshalton
Sutton, Surrey, SM5 3AG

+44 (0)20 8647 1800

Opening night: 6-9pm Friday 1 March 2013

Open to public:  10am Saturday 2 March 2013
Closes:  4pm on Saturday 30 March 2013

Exhibition catalogue: Available to download during show

10am until 5pm: Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Late night from 10am until 8pm: Thursday
10am until 4pm: Saturday and Sunday
Closed: Wednesday

Car park: Directly opposite gallery on high street




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The Salute at Island Fine Arts

Nocturne, Santa Maria Della Salute by Roy Connelly

Nocturne, Santa Maria Della Salute

This view of Santa Maria Della Salute in Venice was painted in December 2012. I set up on a little jetty sticking on the Grand Canal and worked by torch light.

It is currently available from Island Fine Arts in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.

Exhibition on until 23rd July 2012

Island Fine Arts
53 High St, Bembridge, Isle of Wight P035 5SE
Tel: 01983-875133

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Venice in Peril

The 20th Annual Venice in Peril Exhibition opens this week at W.H Patterson in Albermarle Street.

San Giorgio Sparkle - Venice painting by Roy ConnellySan Giorgio Sparkle.  8 x 10 inches, oil on board

Over the years, this exhibition has contributed over £100,000 to the Venice in Peril Fund.  The show features “a wonderful selection of beautiful paintings from many new artists as well as exceptional pictures from the palettes of our talented regulars”.

During the exhibition there is an opportunity to win a fabulous 5 star holiday to Venice sponsored by Kirker Holidays.  The prize includes a stay at the Danieli Hotel and return journey to London on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.  How cool is that?

It’s been a long time since my last trip on the Orient Express so, if you win the holiday and want to take an artist with you, well – you know who to ask…

Find out more about Venice in Peril.

Wednesday 12 January – Friday 4 February 2011

W H Patterson
19, Albemarle Street, London. W1S 4BB.
Tel +44 (0)20 7248 3824  email: info@whpatterson.com

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Painting Venice at night

Painting Santa Maria Della Salute at night.

I recently spent a few days painting in Venice with fellow plein air painters; David Bachmann, Paul Rafferty and Karl Terry.   This photo was taken on the day I arrived.  I had been up since 3am to drive to Gatwick in the snow and not even darkness was going to stop me painting.

It was an eventful trip with flights home cancelled by the snow in the UK and an unusually high acqua alta of 140cm left more than 55% of Venice flooded.

Rising water in the Piazzetta San Marco

Painting the Salute in the rain.

The fishmarket at night. Oil on board, 10×8 inches.

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London to Venice in 20 minutes



I have work in two exhibitions in London at the moment.  ‘London Seen’ is a group show of London paintings at Llewellyn Alexander Fine Paintings.

‘Venice in Peril’ is also a group show,  in this case featuring paintings of Venice.  This popular annual exhibition, at W.H. Patterson in Albermarle Street, helps to raise funds for restoration projects in that most beautiful city.

At Venice in Peril there are works by Ken Howard, Auguste Bouvard, Ivan Lapper, David Sawyer, Robert E Wells, Roy Connelly, Jonathan Trowell, John Stillman and other talented artists.

London Seen features Tom Coates, Bruce Yardley, Roy Connelly, Liam O’Farrell, Terry McKifragan, Robert E Wells, Fraser King and others

If you fancy seeing both wonderful cities in a day, its only a short 20 minute walk between the two galleries.

London Seen Llewellyn Alexander Fine Paintings
11 January – 10 February 2010

Venice in Peril W. H. Patterson
13 January – 5 February 2010

The paintings above show the view from Riva Degli Schiavoni in Venice with San Giorgio on the left and the Doges Palace (under scaffolding) on the right,  Santa Maria Della Salute is in the distance.

Below that is a view of Cleopatra’s Needle by the River Thames in London.

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