Category Archives: Exhibitions

Gallery France

I am very proud to announce I am now represented internationally. From November my paintings are available at the prestigious Gallery France in Beynac-et-Cazenac in the Dordogne.


Beynac-et-Cazenac is a beautiful village in south-west France that was used as a location in the film Chocolat.

Gallery France is one of the leading art galleries in France specialising in 21st century artwork. Established in 1998, Gallery France represents some of the finest artists from across the world, in styles from traditional Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Realism up to the more contemporary and provocative works of art. The artists represented have work in the finest private collections and museums around the world.

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Gallery France
Chemin dir. Château (pedestrian zone)



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Painting in the Stour Valley

Straw Bales in the Stour Valley by Roy ConnellyMid August in the Stour Valley, Suffolk.

This is one of the oil paintings I’ll be showing at the Plein Air Brotherhood exhibition that opens on Sunday 17th October 2013 at A&K Wilson Gallery.

It was painted entirely on location on the morning of 14th August near Smallbridge Hall shortly after the barley had been harvested.

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Plein Air 2013

The 3rd annual Plein Air Brotherhood exhibition opens on Sunday 27th October.

Do come along and meet the artists, look at some great paintings, share a glass of wine and maybe buy a picture.

PAB invitation 2013There will be plenty of new paintings by the members: Adebanji Alade, Antony Bridge, Roy Connelly, John Dobbs, David Pilgrim and Karl Terry. This year we are joined by a couple of guest artists – our friends, Tony Dakin and Graham Webber.

The Third Annual Plein Air Brotherhood Exhibition

The exhibition runs from 27th Oct – 9th Nov 2013
Tuesday & Wednesday 9.15–5.30. Thursday 9.15–2.00, 6.00–8.00
Friday & Saturday 9.15–5.30. Sunday & Monday Closed

A selection of paintings from the exhibition can be viewed at

A & K Wilson Gallery Ltd,
11 Station Approach, Harpenden,
Herts. AL5 4SP
Tel: 01582 760824 E-mail:

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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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Ken Howard’s Switzerland

Roy Connelly, Ken Howard, Tim King, Dora Howard, Haidee-Jo Summers, David Pilgrim, Valérie Pirlot
Left to right: Roy Connelly, Ken Howard OBE RA, Tim King, Dora Bertolutti Howard, unknown, Haidee-Jo Summers, David Pilgrim ROI, Valérie Pirlot. Photo by Adebanji Alade

This week saw the launch in London of Ken Howard’s latest book – Ken Howard’s Switzerland. It was also the opening of his latest show – a fine exhibition of eighty paintings celebrating his 80th birthday. The exhibition at Richard Green Gallery, 147 New Bond Street, runs until 2nd February 2013 and is well worth seeing.

Ken Howard's Switzerland

Ken Howard’s Switzerland is an account of his journeys, over the last few years, through Switzerland in the footsteps of JMW Turner RA.

Jürg Gabathuler, Ken’s friend, co-author and ‘fixer’ for the Swiss expeditions was also present and he has written an excellent account of the trips at

The day was a perfect excuse to get together with some of my plein air painting friends, look at some great paintings and enjoy a very fine hot chocolate on Piccadilly…

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NEAC 2012

Sunset Above the Stour Valley - oil painting by Roy Connelly

Sunset Above the Stour. Oil on board, SOLD

I am very pleased to, once again,have had work selected for the annual exhibition of the New English Art Club (NEAC). I painted this picture on location above the Stour Valley in Suffolk back in February 2012.  The painting sold at one of the private events before the show opened but there are many great works by many of my favourite artists on show so do try to get along and see them.

The exhibition is on at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1 from the 30th of November until the 9th of December 2012.

Another of my snow paintings from earlier this year has also been selected for the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition later this month. Come back soon for details…

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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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The London Show 2012

An exhibition of paintings that capture the spirit of London in 2012 – the year of the London Olympics and Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

The artists taking part are: Lisa Graa Jensen, Yanko Tihov, Nadia Tsakova, Holly Brodie, Nancy Petley-Jones, Robert Wells and Roy Connelly




The exhibition is open from 16 April – 5 May 2012. Gallery opening hours are 10am to 7:30pm Monday to Saturday

Llewellyn Alexander Fine Paintings Ltd
124 -126 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LN UK
(Opposite the Old Vic Theatre)
Tel: 0207 620 1322/1324 Fax: 0207 928 9469

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