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Philip James ROI

Philip James ROI

It is with deep regret and sadness that we learn of the passing of Philip James ROI. Phillip was a very active member of the Institute and will greatly missed. We send our sincere condolences to his family.   His family have requested that instead of flowers any...

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June Mendoza AO, OBE, RP, FROI, HonSWA

June Mendoza AO, OBE, RP, FROI, HonSWA

It is with heavy heart and great sadness that we inform you of the peaceful passing away of our dear and loving June Mendoza AO, OBE, RP, FROI, HonSWA. June was a force of life, having an illustrious career spanning eight decades. A true artist and an ambassador of...

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Helen Hale ROI

Helen Hale ROI

It is with deep regret and sadness that we learn of the passing of Helen Hale ROI (1936-2024). Helen Hale was born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. From 1955 to 1970 Helen combined a career in designing and illustrating books and book jackets with part-time study at St....

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ROI Friends event – Nia Mackeown AROI in Penarth

ROI Friends event – Nia Mackeown AROI in Penarth

The ROI recently held a fun day out in Penarth and was hosted by Nia Mackeown AROI. The weather wasn't too bad either for a change! Nia was the winner of the hotly contested Small Painting Prize at our 2023 annual exhibition and we very much appreciate Nia giving her...

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Congratulations to our newly elected members!

Congratulations to our newly elected members!

Following recent elections at the ROI AGM we have the great pleasure to announce the following new full members of the ROI: Ruth Fitton ROI Sarah Manolescue ROI Greg Mason ROI Maria Rose ROI We are also delighted that we have four newly elected Associate members. Nia...

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ROI 2023 Paint Live Event

ROI 2023 Paint Live Event

The ROI hosted an enjoyable paint live day on December 9th which was very well attended, despite the damp weather and issues some trains into London.   Natalia Avdeeva ROI, Luis Morris ROI and Ian Cryer FROI did a fabulous job organising the event and selected three...

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ROI 2023 Annual Exhibition – Prize winners

ROI 2023 Annual Exhibition – Prize winners

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Mall Galleries would like to congratulate all prizewinners at the ROI Annual Exhibition 2023 and give a special thank you to all our prize-givers. The Artist Magazine Award Tom Stevenson ROI, 'Aslstromeria' The Dry Red...

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ROI 2023 Annual Exhibition

ROI 2023 Annual Exhibition

We're really looking forward to this year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition which once again showcases the work of many of the UK’s most exciting young painters alongside the work of more established names. It is an opportunity to gauge the continued...

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Recent ROI Friends events

Recent ROI Friends events

Members of the ROI met with ROI Friends at a recent paint out event at Fawsley Hill, courtesy of out patron Lady McAlpine. The event was led by Ian Cryer FROI and it was a truly superb day. In addition, ROI members also met up with ROI Friends for an enjoyable day of...

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ROI Friends Annual Picnic 2023

ROI Friends Annual Picnic 2023

Members of the ROI met with ROI Friends in Hyde Park on 12th August for a fun day out at the Serpentine - dodging showers to paint and picnic together. This annual event is a firm favourite on the ROI Friends calendar giving them a chance to mingle with members and...

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