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Opening on the 28th of November The Royal Institute of Oil Painters offers us an insight into the varied ways in which artist use oil paint today. This annual must see is the first under the new President, Tim Benson, who is the youngest President in the ROIs 136 year history.
The versatility and use of oil can identify more of the artist in many cases, then the subject depicted and the work on display represent the medium of oil painting in every aspect, from the tactile textures used by Tony Merrick who’s painting Evening Feversham Creek leaves the viewers senses embracing the organic sensations of the river bank. In contrast the thinly used oil use by Linda Alexander’s White Peony in a Green Pot has an almost photographic quality.
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters has gained a reputation over its 136 history of attracting the very best exhibitors and with prizes such as The Phyllis Roberts Award (worth£2,000) and The Winsor & Newton Young Artist Awards the ROI continues to lay the foundation for future generation of artistic expression.
The Mall Galleries
The Mall, London SW1
Words David Coomber TheFitz, picture’s curtesy The Mall Galleries
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Peter Hawkins Cliffs and Water
Peter Graham Pebble Beach
Lynda Alexader White Peony in a Green Pot
Peter Wilman Befoe the Winter’s Chill
Tim Benson Looking West