It is with great sadness that we inform you of the loss of two highly regarded and much respected members of the ROI.
Tony Merrick ROI
We are saddened to announce the death of Tony Merrick ROI. Elected to full membership of the ROI in 2013, Tony was a much loved member and an integral part of the fabric of the Institute. His loosely rendered figurative painting celebrated the very best of the traditions of artists such as Alfred Sisley and Bernard Dunstan whilst delivering their own individual nuances that belonged only to Tony. Tony’s work was much sought after and it can be found in the collections and estates of Nina Simone and Sam Mendes to name just a couple. He is deeply missed.
Ronald Morgan ROI RBA
It is with much sadness that we record the death of Ronald Morgan ROI RBA. Ronald was a Senior member of the ROI. A charming and humble man, he was an ever present face at Council meetings and ROI events. A dedicated artist, Ronald painted everyday and his trade mark landscapes graced the walls of galleries and collections internationally. He didn’t, however, limit himself to painting landscapes; he was equally at home elegantly interpreting football, tennis and snooker matches. The ROI is diminished without him.