I’m absolutely delighted to have been made an Associate member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters! Standards are very high so it’s a real honour to be elected. I’m really looking forward to being a part of the society. The annual ROI exhibition is always a great spectacle and this year was no exception. So many great paintings on display….it was a real treat. The ROI paint evening is held during the exhibition and provides the opportunity to paint portraits with members in the main gallery. Many people come along to watch the artists in action and enjoy the atmosphere. It was a great night and I enjoyed painting the ROI president Peter Wileman who was one of the sitters.

Below are my 4 paintings that were accepted into this year’s exhibition, along with a few of shots of the paint evening held during the exhibition. Looking forward to lots more painting action in 2012 :o)

Punt Station, Magdalen Bridge (Oxford),  oil on panel – SOLD


High Sun, Sennen Cove (10×13, oil on panel)


Sunrise, Onley (6×8 – oil on panel)


Kelling Birch (9×10, oil on panel)
Action from the paint evening


Tim King paints alongside members Lucy Mckie and David Curtis


Adebanji Alade, enjoying every moment!


My portrait setup, flanked by newly elected full member Tim Benson (left) and David Newens


My finished portrait of ROI President Peter Wileman!