ROI Friends

Become a friend of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI demonstrating at the Mall Galleries

The friends of the ROI program will offer you the opportunity to keep up-to-date with the Institute via newsletters, painting days and ROI master classes held around the country. As a friend you will be supporting the society in its remit to encourage and promote the oil medium within the field of contemporary art. There is an annual subscription of £30. For your subscription :

  • You will receive the ROI Newsletter
  • The chance to participate in regional workshops at a reduced rate
  • Priority booking on all workshops
  • Reduced rates for regional Masterclass sessions
  • A chance to meet and work with members of the ROI
  • Visits to Members’ studios
  • Free admission and catalogue to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition

** Due to the Government’s Covid restrictions we are unable to run any Friends events at the moment. For this reason we are not currently accepting any new members. We will notify you on this website when we are able to run a program of events once again and welcome everyone back.

Membership enquiries to:

Linda Alexander ROI
31 Algar Road, Old Isleworth, Middsx TW7 7AG.
T: 07913043498

ROI Friends events 2019 – let’s get together!

Workshop with Linda Alexander ROI

May 2019 

At Linda’s studio in Old Isleworth, Middlesex. Directions will be provided.   STILL LIFE PAINTING IN OIL This is a wonderful opportunity to paint with Linda and learn some new methods. Canvas, paints, all materials, lunch and refreshments are included.

Plein air and BBQ day with Roger Dellar ROI

May 2019

There will be a plein air landscape painting day exclusively for ROI members and friends at the Devils Punchbowl /Hindhead Common in Surrey in May. The sociable painting day will be followed by a BBQ at Roger’s studio, kindly hosted by Roger and his wife Lyn.

ROI members and friends summer picnic

Early July at Windsor, 2019

Members present will include Roger Dellar, Linda Alexander, Haidee-Jo Summers, Luis Morris and Alice Hall. This year we’re going to be painting around the Windsor and Eton riverside area.

Painting workshop at Morston Quay, Norfolk

July 2019.

The ROI and IEA are joining together again this year to run a painting day at Morston on the North Norfolk Coast. Morston is a small village on the North Norfolk Coast west of Blakeney. Haidee-Jo-Summers ROI, Brian Ryder ROI IEA, Graham Webber ROI IEA, Bob Brandt IEA , Mo Teeuw IEA and Jane Hodgson will all be on hand throughout the day to offer help and tuition.

David Curtis ROI will be painting a demonstration of a chosen scene on location during the day. It is hoped to auction his painting at the end of his demonstration.  

All tutors are Council members of either the ROI or IEA and will be giving their services for the day free of charge, all proceeds will be divided between the two Institutes.

Visit to the studio of Naomi Alexander ROI

July 2019

We have an opportunity for a small group of friends of the ROI to visit the studio of member Naomi Alexander in the Kenwood area of Hampstead. The stunning museum and gardens of Kenwood House are nearby so you may like to spend the day exploring the local attractions before going on to the studio where you will be welcomed by Naomi. The nearest tube station is East Finchley.

Plein air painting workshop with John Walsom ROI

October 2019, St James’s Park, London

Experienced plein air painter John will start the day with a demo and then be on hand to offer advice as you paint your own work. Places are limited to 12 friends of the ROI.

Painting workshop with Linda Alexander ROI, February 2018

Painting workshop with Linda Alexander ROI, February 2018

Portrait painting workshop with Adebanji Alade ROI

Portrait workshop with Adebanji Alade ROI, April 2017

Image of ROI paint day - St James' Park

ROI paint day – St James’ Park


Image of ROI painting weekend in Cornwall

ROI painting weekend in Cornwall