Fine art: Royal Institute of Oil Painters' exhibition

Fine art: Royal Institute of Oil Painters' exhibition

The institute's annual show takes place at Mall Galleries in central London, with plenty of contemporary paintings on show. So come along and be inspired

Tony Williams' The Snow Moon Farm

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters' annual exhibition runs from 2-13 December at Mall Galleries on The Mall in central London. See works by our talented artists, both contemporary and traditional in style and content. Works are for sale. Pictured above: The Snow Moon Farm by Tony Williams.

*Tickets cost £3 but Deco readers are offered free entry.

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters has a well-earned reputation for attracting exciting young artists as well as established names. The trend continues with plenty of works on show by bright young things, including paintings by 16 artists shortlisted for the Winsor & Newton Young Artist Awards (for artists under 35).
The 2015 show runs from 2-13 December and highlights include recent paintings by Lachlan Goudie, ROI member and BBC Big Painting Challenge judge; Susan Bower, whose Midnight Cat depicts her pet Mr Cooper Tibbles (subsequently found to be a her...); John Dobbs, known for his expressionistic paintings of diggers and building sites; while John McCombs is showing the latest instalments of as series that aims to provide a visual record of the village of Delph and the surrounding Pennine landscape before it's changed forever by development.
Rain by Hashim Akib
John McComb's Winter Morning Sunlight, River Tame, Delph
Evening Light, Menton, by Nick Verrall
Susan Bower, Midnight Cat
The show comprises more than 250 works and if you're a budding painter, you'll be interested to see the varied ways contemporary artists are using oil paint.
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters promotes the medium of oil and offers prizes including The Phyllis Roberts Award (£2,000) and The Winsor & Newton Young Artists Award.
Susan Bower, The Endless Pursuit
Liz Balkwill, Jug With Persimmons
February Pears by Michael Weller
London Eye and The Tattershall Castle, Peter Wileman
Kathleen Crow, Norfolk Coast
Roy Freer, Assortment

The paintings in the exhibition are for sale and you can browse and buy online