Artists The paintings in the Fine Art collection have been carefully selected or sourced from artists achieving the prestigious stature of full membership of one, or more, of the Royal Federations, Societies and Institutes including the Royal Academy. Works of art will be added to the collection over time and the Fine Art gallery are always interested in securing new works for sale.
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Adrian Hill PPROI, RBA, RI, SGFA

Born in Charlton, Kent in 1895, Adrian Hill was educated at Dulwich College. From 1912 -1914 he studied at St. John's Wood Art School. Adrian Hill was an official War Artist on the Western Front from 1917 - 1919. On his return he continued studying art at the Royal College of Art from 1919 - [...]

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Andrew King ROI, IEA, EAGMA

Andrew King was born in Bedford in 1956. He studied at Hornsey College, London, where he gained a B.A Hons in Fine Art in 1978. In the same year he was awarded a ‘David Murray’ Scholarship by the R.A School. He is currently a member of the R.A Reynolds Club. He has had paintings selected [...]

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Brian Ryder ROI, PIEA

Brian Ryder was born on the 1st of December 1944 in Freeland, Oxfordshire. He spent the greater majority of his working life in architect’s offices in London and the home counties before moving to East Anglia in 1987. In 1994 Brian, who had already taught painting and exhibited his work both in the UK and [...]

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Campbell Archibald Mellon ROI, RBA (1878- 1955 )

C.A. Mellon was born in Berkshire on June 16th 1878. It was not until 1903, when his business career took him to Nottingham, that he first began to paint seriously and was most fortunate being taken under the wing of Carl Brenner, a nephew of B.W. Leader, R.A. After the First World War Campbell Mellon [...]

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David Curtis ROI, RSMA

David Curtis was born in Doncaster in 1948. He was an enthusiastic young painter being inspired by the watercolour painter Edward Wesson. David headed an engineering design team until 1988 when he became a full time painter. He was elected to the Royal Society of Marine Arts in 1983 and a member of the Royal [...]

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David Hockney, OM, CH, RA

Born in Bradford, England, in 1937, David Hockney attended art school in London before moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s. There, he painted his famous swimming pool paintings. In the 1970s, Hockney began working in photography, creating photo collages he called joiners. He continues to create and exhibit art, and in 2011 he was [...]

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David Pilgrim ROI

David (born 1975) is an oil painter for whom the regular discipline of drawing and making studies 'en plein air' has become an essential part of his art practice. He can be found out and about with his pochade box or easel in all weathers and seasons. In front of the subject David feels more [...]

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Deborah Walker RI, FRSA

Deborah Walker RI, FRSA I currently live in Barton-under-Needwood and paint from my studio gallery, ‘the gallery @ Ridware Arts’, Hamstall Ridware, in the heart of rural Staffordshire on the banks of the River Blythe. My paintings are in many private collections throughout the UK; and in Japan, Germany, France, New Zealand, Australia and Finland. [...]

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Edward Noot, RBSA

Edward Noott was born in 1965 and took a Foundation Course at the Cheltenham College of Art. From his early school days he was always drawn to paint the most colourful subjects available. Whether working on a landscape, or flowers in a garden, he has an uncanny ability to transform sunlight to canvas and to [...]

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Edward Seago RWS, RBA (1910- 1974)

  Edward Seago was born in Norwich in 1910, the son of a coal merchant. Aged seven he developed a heart complaint so, whilst bedridden for several years he took to painting scenes from his bedroom window to help pass the time. His parents, who were ambitious for him to pursue a career in business, [...]

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Gerald Ackermann RI (1876- 1960)

Gerald Ackermann was born in 1876 at Blackheath. He was educated at New College, Eastborne and studied art at Heatherleys and later at the Royal Academy schools. It was here that he won the Creswick prize in 1900. He exhibited 6 paintings at the Royal Academy and at the Royal Institute. He painted widely in [...]

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Graham Webber ROI, AIEA, EAGMA

Graham was born in 1980 in North Essex near to 'Constable Country'. Exhibiting regularly in East Anglia, Bristol and London, Graham's work is regularly shown at the annual exhibitions of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Royal Society of Marine Artists and The Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London. Graham [...]

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HRH The Prince of Wales Hon. RI

HRH The Prince of Wales has painted in watercolour since the mid 1970s, when the artist Edward Seago gave him a lesson. The Prince has also mentioned how growing up surrounded by works of art encouraged him to create his own sketches and paintings. For The Prince of Wales, painting and sketching is a relaxing [...]

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Ian Houston

Ian Houston was born at Gravesend, Kent in 1934. Studying at the Royal College of Music in 1950 he began to study painting at the St. Martins School of Art. In 1956 he began to exhibit in London and met Edward Seago who worked alongside him aiding in his training and enthusing over his work [...]

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Jeremy Barlow ROI

Jeremy Barlow ROI is of the country’s most distinguished landscape painters. He has exhibited widely both in this country and in many parts of Europe, drawn to the radiant skies and relaxed outdoor life of the Mediterranean where he spends considerable time painting in France, Italy and Spain and recently further afield in Japan. In [...]

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Lawrence Stephen Lowry RA

"I am a simple man and I use simple materials: ivory black, vermilion, Prussian blue, yellow ochre, flake white - and no medium" The paintings of L.S. Lowry, notes by Mervyn Levy Through the industrial scenes, landscape, seascapes and single figures, Lowry uses his canvas as a response to his observation of life. Each painting [...]

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Leonard Squirrell RWS, RE (1893- 1979)

      Squirrell was born and grew up in Ipswich. At the age of 15 he started at Ipswich School of Art and went on to win a gold medal in the National Competition for Schools of Art with his set of drawings.  He attended the Slade School of Art under Philip Wilson Steer [...]

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Lillias August RI

    Lillias currently uses watercolours with a limited palette of six basic colours (Ultramarine, Cerulean, Violet, Cadmium red, Cadmium yellow and Lemon yellow) and three extras (Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna and Viridian). She uses the best quality paints and brushes on Saunders Waterford paper, which she stretches, however heavy, as she likes a solid [...]

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Lucy McKie ROI

A portrait and still life painter, Lucy is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and was born Yorkshire in 1974. In 2005, Prince Michael of Kent presented Lucy with the Barbara Tate Award for Oil Painting, and she was a finalist in the Winsor and Newton Young Artists Award in 2007. She [...]

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Michael Morgan RI ( 1928- 2014 )

MR MICHAEL MORGAN 2 June 1928 – 3 February 2014 Michael Morgan, who died recently aged 85, was an artist whose innovative style injected new life into the watercolour medium. Influenced by the well known Cotswold artist John Blockley RI. Michael himself became a source of creative inspiration for many younger artists. Michael Morgan is [...]

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Peter Brown ROI, PS, NEAC

Peter Brown was born in Reading on the 28th July 1967. He graduated from Manchester Polytechnic in 1990 with a BA in Fine Art. In 1993 he moved to Bath where he still lives with his wife Lisa and their five children. Peter is primarily a painter in oils, occasionally working in charcoal and pastel, [...]

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Prof. Ken Howard. OBE, RA, PPROI, PPNEAC

Ken Howard was born in London and studied at the Hornsey College of Art from 1949 until 1953 continuing his education at the Royal College of Art 1955 until 1958, after his national service in the Royal Marines. In 1958 he won a British Council Scholarship to Florence. In 1973 and 1978 he was the [...]

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Richard Combes ROI, MFA

Richard Combes ROI (MFA) Richard was born in Manchester and raised in Retford, Nottinghamshire. He studied architecture at Liverpool University and went on to study for a Masters in Fine Art at the New York Academy of Art. Richard now continues to live in New York, splitting his time between the UK and the USA. [...]

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Roger Dellar ROI, RI, VPPS

Roger Dellar was born in 1949 in Hertfordshire. Roger Dellar is a self-taught professional figurative artist who works in pastels, mixed media, oils and acrylics. His key interest lies in observing people in their varied environments and recording them with a particular concentration on effects of light. His paintings present an intimate and colourful interpretation [...]

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Rosa Sepple PRI

Rosa Sepple PRI was born in 1951 in London of Italian/British parents, Luciana and James Wright. Her formative years were spent in Northern Italy, growing up with her Italian grandparents in Treviso, near Venice. Throughout these years she spent a great deal of time in the studio of her grandfather, Italian artist, Salvatore Casagrande. On [...]

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Sir Alfred Munnings PRA, RWS

Alfred Munnings was born 8 October 1878 at Mendham, Suffolk across the River Waveney from Harleston in Norfolk. His father ran a water-mill on the river at Mendham. At fourteen he was apprenticed to a Norwich printer, designing and drawing advertising posters for the next six years, attending the Norwich School of Art in his [...]

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Sir Peter Blake CBE, RDI, RA

During the late 1950s, Blake became one of the best known British pop artists. His paintings from this time included imagery from advertisements, music hall entertainment, and wrestlers, often including collagedelements. Blake was included in group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and had his first solo exhibition in 1960. In the 'Young Contemporaries' exhibition of 1961 in which he exhibited [...]

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Steven Allan Griffiths RI

  Born in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, Steven initially studied at Dyfed College of Art before gaining a BA (Hons) Degree from Newport School of Art and an MA from The University of Reading, followed by a PGCE from The University of Wales.   His work is based on a fundamental fascination with inanimate objects and [...]

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Tim Benson VPROI

Tim Benson was born in London in 1978. He was educated at the Glasgow School of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art from 1998-2001. He was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) in 2011 and elevated to Full membership the same year. At the 2013 ROI full council [...]

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Trevor Chamberlain ROI, RSMA, WGA

Trevor Chamberlain was born in Hertford and worked as an architectural assistant until 1964. He is a self-taught artist who has won many awards for his marine, landscape and town paintings. His work is highly regarded, as he puts great feeling into each precisely judged brushstroke, thereby creating a perfect appraisal of form and light. [...]