2019 April News

John Sprakes:  John’s book ‘Journey into Abstraction’ is due to be published during the first week of April:

On the 1st May John has been invited to join the judging panel for the Artist and Leisure Magazine painting competition at the Mall Galleries.

Friday 3rd May will be the first book signing in South Yorkshire at an evening event that will take place at the XP Trust South Yorkshire.  This will consist of a power point display illustrating John’s visual Journey.

Jacqueline Taber’s Geedon Gallery is showing:

East Anglian Women Artists of Today

Geedon Gallery, Jaggers, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex CO5 7DN

The show runs from Saturday 13th April to Sunday 28th April; 11 am to 5.30 pm daily.
Included are works from:

Jill Leman, Tessa Spencer Pryse and Jacqueline Taber

Denis Baxter:  Denis has work in ‘The St Barbes Open Exhibition 2019’  This takes place at:

The St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery,
New Street, Lymington,
Hampshire, SO 41 9BH.

The show is on now and finishes on June 2nd at 5:00 pm
Andrew Marr Hon RBA has a new exhibition titled ‘Highland River’ at:

The Summerhall Gallery, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

The show runs from Fri 5th April – Sat 27th April

The Hall Place Exhibition is opening on Saturday, 6th April – July 7th
“The RBA at Hall Place – Painters, Sculptors & Printmakers united” 

The exhibition includes works from:

Akash Bhatt, David Sprakes, Meg Dutton, Nicola Slattery, Melvyn Petterson, Chris Aggs, Mick Davies, Jacqueline Taber, Guy Portelli, Peter Kelly, Peter Newsome, Terry Watts, David Brammeld, Cheryl Culver, Martyn Baldwin, Steven Outram, Anthony Yates, Ronald Morgan, Susan Bower, Carole Griffin, Austin Cole, David Sawyer, Richard P Cook, Jon Pryke, Arthur Lockwood and Nick Tidnam

Anthony J Lester, FRBA
Anthony has published a new book:

‘THEN AND NOW: Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

Anthony will be opening the RI show at the Mall on the 2nd April

It’s early days yet, but Denis Baxter, Austin Cole, Bridget Moore and Mick Davies all have works through the 1st stage of the RA Summer Show.



Artists who have been invited to show work in this exhibition are:

Peter Brown, William Packer, Judith Gardner, Cheryl Culver, Julian Halsby, Jacqueline Rizvi, Nick Tidnam, Robert Wells, Annie Williams, Anthony Yates, Anne Wright, Cinzia Bonada, Ann Heat, Bridget Moore, John Martin, Peter Kelly, Mick Davies, Malcolm Ashman, Susan Bower, Austin Cole, David Eustace and Nicholas Verrall

And … East Life Magazine used Nicholas Verrall’s ‘Passing Storm over Turf Fen Mill’ on their March front cover

The M1 Gallery:  Will be transferring RBA works from their gallery in Charing Cross, Central London to their other gallery in Greenwich in South London – this exhibition is from 5th – 30thApril.

Members showing work there are:

Peter Newsome, Martyn Baldwin, Meg Dutton, Jacqueling Wolfers, John Sprakes, Austin Cole, Ronald Morgan, Cinzia Bonada, Terry Watts, Julian Halsby, Akash Bhatt, Robert Wells, David Brammeld, Carole Griffin, Will Taylor, David Sprakes, Stephen Brown, Martin Leman, Stephen Darbishire, Cheryl Culver, Annie Boisseau, Susie Perring, Rebecca Cains, Jon Pryke, Nick Tidnam, Miranda Halsby, David Sawyer, Ann Heat, and Jill Leman

“I was contacted by Clarence House about a month ago asking if I could join HRH the Prince of Wales as the tour artist on his Spring Tour of the Caribbean. I spent the 1st week painting in Barbados then on to Havana & finally Grand Cayman
My main brief was to be productive & I started around 30 oil paintings/sketches & also some drawings, which hopefully will be exhibited later this year.  I was busy but also had a great time especially in Havana which was a fantastic city.”

Work in progress of Havana Old Town

Also … some good news from some RBA RISING STARS:

Alex Wood:  is exhibiting work in The Royal West of England Academy Sculpture Exhibition from Saturday 16th March until 2nd June.  Alex also had a watercolour “Brexit Island” featured in the Evening Standard

RBA RISING STARS 2019 is opening on the 25th April and will run until 2nd June.  It is taking place at the Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR.  This is once more set to be an exciting show featuring work from 20 Rome Scholarship semi-finalists and 21 RBA Star Students from across the UK.
The Private View is on the 25th April, 6:00 – 8:00 – see https://www.rosl.org.uk/risingstars2019 to register.