Author name: Roy

Lavenham Hall Christmas 2020

Here are 10 of my paintings currently for sale in the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham in Suffolk. The show at Lavenham Hall is open by appointment only which can be arranged by contacting the gallery on 01787 249841 or e-mail On arrival the gallery will be opened for you to view the exhibition on your own. The other fine artists in the show are Andrew Haslen, Kate Denton, John Waterson and Mossy Kennedy.

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British Plein Air Painters Exhibition Announcement

This exhibition has been postponed until 2021. Dates to be confirmed.

Following the incredible success of the first exhibition by the British Plein Air Painters group I’m very pleased to be taking part again and exhibiting with them at the Mall Galleries in central London.

The exhibition, Colour and Light, runs from the 8th to the 13th September 2020. Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 .

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Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2016

Sea Wall Shadow by Roy Connelly
Sea Wall Shadow. Oil on board, 8x6in, 20x15cm.

My painting, above, will be on show and for sale at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition with opens in London this week.

There was a record number of entries for this show so I’m pleased to have this one chosen by the selection commitee.

It was painted on location in late summer at Walton on the Naze.

You can buy it here.

Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
30 November – 11 December 2016 View now.


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Outdoor Painting Workshop

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I will be teaching a plein air oil painting workshop at Assington Mill in Suffolk on Saturday 17th September 2016. Based at a 17th century watermill in 70 acres of private nature reserve, it would be hard to find a more perfect location to hone your outdoor oil painting skills.

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Orchard at Assington Mill P1200617

The one day course on Saturday 17th September 2016 will cover the follow topics.

  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Setting up outside
  • Working methods and techniques
  • Short cuts
  • Finishing paintings on location
  • Getting your wet oil paintings home again

All for just £95 with the added bonus of delicious home-made lunch in the farmhouse kitchen, biscuits and cakes throughout the day.

For those already familiar with outdoor painting this is a great opportunity to paint at this fabulous location and for those a little nervous of working in public this secluded landscape is perfect. We will have the freedom of this 70-acre private nature reserve with stunning views.

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For online bookings and information please visit

For information and telephone bookings contact Anne Holden on:
Tel: 01787 229955
Mobile: 07770 550570

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