The Royal Institute of Oil Painters was founded in 1882 and is the only major British art Society that promotes and exhibits work of the highest standard exclusively in the Oils. The ROI provides a centre of excellence and encouragement to all who love this robust medium and is based at the Mall Galleries, London SW1.
The ROI Annual Open Exhibition is held annually in November/December when non-members are afforded the opportunity to exhibit alongside established ROI members.
Following recent elections at the ROI AGM we have the great pleasure to announce the following new full members of the ROI: Amanda Coleman ROI Benjamin Hope ROI We are also delighted that we have four newly elected Associate members. Frances Bell AROI Tom Marsh AROI...
We all had a fantastic day at the ROI Paint Live 2021 despite the inclement weather. Thanks to everyone who attended! There were around 60 artists who braved the elements. The judges were ROI members Julia Hawkins, Natalia Avdeeva and Ian Cryer. First prize went to...
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Mall Galleries would like to congratulate all prizewinners and give a special thank you to all our prize-givers. The Art Academy Portrait Prize Belinda Wrigley - 'Scarlet Clouds' The opportunity for a student at The Art Academy...
ROI Annual Exhibition
Find out more about the ROI Annual Exhibition which takes place at the Mall Galleries in London. This year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition opens on November 24th and once again showcases the work of many of the UK’s most exciting young painters alongside the work of more established names.
Our Friends are very important to the ROI and it is a great way to engage with the society with a selection of events organized annually and exclusively for Friends to spend time with ROI members, such as painting picnics and studio tours to name but a few.
In our Spotlight section you can discover articles which explore in greater depth the activities of ROI members and the society as a whole, including studio video tours, featured projects and insights into member’s artisitic practices.