Having recently returned from one of my regular painting trips to Mull and The Inner Hebrides I find the world a calmer place. These distant Isles are the perfect tonic for the soul - I regularly meet artists and writers on my travels to the West Coast of Scotland- it seems to hold some of the secrets that lead to that illusive inspiration - enjoy the view
A changing display of recent paintings by Peter will be a new feature of the magnificently appointed Saint-Tropez Lounge Club of The Capitainerie . Peter was official artist of Les Voiles Latines Regatta in 2018. Anne-Marie Dandin, Head of Communications at the Port invited Peter to be part of the new face of the Port of Saint-Tropez with the opening of the Lounge Club of The Capitainerie. The Lounge is inspired by the great period of transatlantic shipping and affords spectacular views of the historic town and the port entrance.
Peter Graham's New York Morning
Thank you for making the ROI Annual Exhibition one of the best ever at The Mall Galleries London - here are a few highlights from the Private View
'Postcard from France' is my new article coming up due for publication in the May 2019 Issue of ' The Artist' Magazine -
I have created a range of greetings cards inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh which are available at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 during the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition which runs from 28 November - 9th December 2018.
The Mackintosh Legacy
In designing the Glasgow School of Art , architect and painter Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 - 1928) embraced every aspect of the space, including moving between rooms. Flower alcoves were built at the entrance to each painting studio, with instructions for stems to be placed daily. Mackintosh saw the vital connection between nature, harmony and mood for the aspiring artist.
- Peter Graham ROI - Glasgow School of Art 1976 -80
The devastating fires at the Glasgow School of Art touched many people not least the painters and artists who went through the famous doors.
Here are some images of the Art School:
Peter Graham ROI leads a Guided Tour of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters' Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries , The Mall, London SW1
Friday 30th November - 12 noon - Exhibition tour (approximately 50 mins - free with entry to the Mall Galleries)
The ROI is the only major, exclusively oil painting, Open Submission Exhibition in the UK. Over 300 selected works.
On the tour we will discuss for the first time the prize winning works from the young painter's awards (for Artists aged 35 or younger). This is an excellent showcase for new painters- and a major part of The ROI education programme.
The tour takes in paintings from senior ROI Fellows and Members like Ken Howard RA -his paintings are always keenly anticipated and a delight to the eye.
WE will take a look at the non members' paintings Now more that ever before there is a frisson of excitement as new artist's work come through the doors of the Mall Galleries -and I always give my recommendations for a good purchase. This opening week is the time to buy before it goes..
I will be discussing members' work, including my own group of paintings (including 'Cassis Roses' above). The tour will delve into the artist's background, influences and achievements as we go round.
I look forward to seeing you there!
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), founded in 1882, is the major Great British Royal Society for Oil Painting. The ROI has around 65 elected members and the annual exhibition is a showcase of the finest works created throughout the year. The ROI was granted its Royal status in 1909 by King Edward V11. We are always aware of the high standard set for us by our illustrious forebears, such as Alma Tadema, Walter Sickert, Dame Laura Knight, Fantin Latour and even Rodin.
ROI Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
Exhibition runs from 28th November - 9th December 2018
I am delighted to be selected as Artist of the Month in September 2018 at The Glasgow Art Club.
As featured artist, literature will be included on the web site and in the Club Gallery of the Glasgow Art Club