The Royal Society of British Artists

Leigh Parry - Burghley
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Andy Wood PRI RBA 1947 - 2016

Andy Wood

Sadly Andy Wood died on Saturday the 19th of November after a short illness.

Andy was President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and had been loyal member of the RBA since 1980.

He will be greatly missed.

An obituary can be found on the RI Website.




Mixed Christmas Exhibition at the Russell Gallery

Several of our members are exhibiting at the Russell Gallery in their Mixed Christmas Exhibition. See the gallery website for details. The exhibition is on from the 24th of November to the 21st of January 2017, Closed 25th of December re-opens on the 17th January.

View the Exhibition Catalogue

The Russell Gallery
12 Lower Richmond Road
London SW15 1JP


The RBA Newsletter - Autumn 2016

The Autumn 2016 newsletter is now available. Julian Halsby has written an obituary to Christopher Hall and also reviews the Paul Nash exhibition at Tate Britain. Also included is members news of their recent recent and upcoming exhibitions.

View the newsletter


The 300th Annual Open Exhibition 2017

Our 300th Annual Open Exhibition at Mall Galleries will be from Wednesday the 22nd of March until Saturday the 1st of April 2017. 10am to 5pm including Easter weekend (closes 1pm on final day)

For those wishing to exhibit, registration and digital submission of works is open until Friday the 9th of December 2016. Full details and dates can be found on the How to Exhibit page.


The Rome Scholarship 2017

Applications for the 2017 Rome Scholarship will be accepted from the 5th of September to the 13th of January 2017. This is a wonderful opportunity for a BA/MA student in their final year to spend four weeks at Sala Uno in Rome.

For full details on how to apply see the Rome Scholarship page.


Geedon Gallery: Autumn Exhibition 2016

Members of the Royal Society of British Artists will be showing at the Autumn 2015 exhibition at Geedon Gallery in Essex.

Dates are from the 1st of October to the 16th of October 2016 and the exhibition is open from 11am to 5:30pm daily, and thereafter by appointment until the 15th of December.

Exhibiting members are: Barbara Richardson, David Eustace, Judith Gardner, Ann Heat, Peter Kelly, Martin Leman, Jill Leman, Robert Wells, Jacqueline Taber, Anthony Yates and Tessa Spencer Pryse.

For contact and location details see the Geedon Gallery website.


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Featured Artist

David Sawyer


David Sawyer

David Sawyer - Village Perche, Tourettes Sur Loup
Village Perche, Tourettes Sur Loup
Oil, 33 x 45 cm


David Sawyer - Santa Lucia alla Badia. Piazza de Duomo, Sicily
Santa Lucia alla Badia. Piazza de Duomo, Sicily
Oil on Canvas, 76 x 122 cm


David Sawyer - Carousel Quayside Honfleur
Carousel Quayside Honfleur
Oil, 51 x 76 cm


David Sawyer - Evening, The Departing Tourists, Venice
Evening, The Departing Tourists, Venice
Oil on Board, 30 x 40 cm


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