ROI Spotlight

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ROI Spotlight 

Here you can read more in depth articles about ROI members and their artistic practices. These will include tips on techniques, an exploration of studio set up/equipment and specific project work. Do keep an eye on this page as a number of new articles get added under the ‘spotlight’.

Sonia Lawson RA Hon ROI RWS Hon RWA – in memory

The ROI were very saddened to hear of the loss of Sonia Lawson RA Hon ROI RWS Hon RWA in 2023. In memory of Sonia, the ROI decided to install a large triptych (‘Garrison Town’ –  painted by Sonia the 1980s) in the 2023 annual exhibition and this article describes the work in greater depth.

ROI ‘Conversations’ videos 

A new video series offering the chance to catch some informal conversations between ROI members on some interesting topics relating to their art practices.

Inside the studio – video tours

A rare glimpse into the studio from several members as part of the ROI online 2020 annual exhibition

Tim Benson PROI – Ebola project

Find out more about Tim’s exciting and purposeful painting project, working with and supporting those affected by the devastating Ebola virus in Sierra Leone.

Adebanji Alade inspiring students with a self portrait session

Adebanji VPROI – Educational outreach programme

Find out more about an exciting educational outreach programme being led by Adebanji Alade VPROI.

'Sir Neville Marriner', painting by June Mendoza ROI

June Mendoza ROI – a busy painting year

Discover what June Mendoza ROI has been working on during the last 12 months, including portraits of well known names from the world of music and ballet.


'Sir Neville Marriner', painting by June Mendoza ROI

Brian Ryder ROI – Thoughts on painting

Find out how Brian has been engaging with his art during the pandemic and his plans looking further ahead.


Painting by Naomi Alexander ROI

Naomi Alexander ROI – Coercive control in marriage project

Read more about a new project Naomi Alexander has been working on, based around  coercive control within marriage.