I’m very pleased to have had ‘The Serpentine’ accepted into the exhibition  this year despite there being a record number of entries. Success this year also meant I am eligible for candidate status and will be considered for associate membership. It would be a huge achievement to be made a member of such a prestigious group of talented oil painters.

'The Serpentine', 24x30in, oil on board, a studio paining by award winning artist Nick Grove RSMA. Hyde Park Paintings by Nick Grove.
Oil on canvas
61 x 76 cm (76 x 81 cm framed)

The ROI Annual Exhibition has a well earned reputation for attracting talented young exhibitors, alongside much admired, more established member artists.

The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see the many and varied ways in which artists use oil paint today, from a traditional approach, to more innovative uses of material, style, and content.

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters was founded in 1882. Today, as then, it promotes and exhibits work of the highest standard in oil paint.

On the occasion of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters’ Annual Exhibition 2023, new President Adebanji Alade takes us around London to discover what this year’s exhibition theme ‘Urban Life’ truly means.