Landscape Artist Roy ConnellyI work exclusively in oils, painting from life by the direct observation of my subject. I paint outside throughout the year and in all weathers – the delicate quality of light in the winter months is a favourite subject.

My paintings are usually completed in a single session which helps me to capture the time the picture was created as well as the place.

I am just as happy to set up my easel on a quiet beach as I am to paint outside the National Gallery overlooking Trafalgar Square.

I have exhibited widely including at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and have become a regular exhibitor at the Mall Galleries in London with the New English Art Club (NEAC) and Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) among others. In 2008 I was very proud to be an invited artist at the Discerning Eye exhibition in London, and in 2009 I won the Chelsea Art Society Award for a Painting and am now an invited member of the society. I am also a proud member of the British Plein Air Painters group, which exists to exhibit and to promote painting on location from direct observation.

I live in rural Suffolk, close to the former homes of renowned English painters, John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough.

My paintings can be found in corporate and private collections in the United Kingdom, USA, France, Belgium and Germany.

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