Roses and Teardrops

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 Glasgow Table 40 x 40cm oil

The Glasgow Table 40 x 40cm oil

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:

 The Mackintosh Masterpiece Glasgow School of Art, Scott Street facade (built 1907- 1909) after the fire of 2014 - ©Peter Graham

The Mackintosh Masterpiece Glasgow School of Art, Scott Street facade (built 1907- 1909) after the fire of 2014 - ©Peter Graham

 Glasgow School of Art Renfrew Street Facade 2014 - ©Peter Graham

Glasgow School of Art Renfrew Street Facade 2014 - ©Peter Graham

 Glasgow School of Art entrance 2014 - ©Peter Graham

Glasgow School of Art entrance 2014 - ©Peter Graham

 View of Glasgow School of Art from Bath Street 2018 - ©Peter Graham

View of Glasgow School of Art from Bath Street 2018 - ©Peter Graham

Mall Galleries Guided Tour of The ROI Annual Exhibition

 Cassis Roses 86 x 86 cm oil on canvas Peter Graham ROI

Cassis Roses 86 x 86 cm oil on canvas Peter Graham ROI

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!

History

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 

www.mallgalleries.org.uk

02079306844

Exhibition runs from 28th November - 9th December 2018

Artist of the month September 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

Click here to visit the Glasgow Art Club website

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  Swallows and Amazons , Cambridge Style 90 x 90cm oil by Peter Graham, ROI    Member of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters

Swallows and Amazons , Cambridge Style 90 x 90cm oil by Peter Graham, ROI

Member of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters

The Wykeham Gallery Summer Exhibition

It is the last few weeks of The Wykeham Gallery Summer Exhibition - ends 4th September 2018.

Stockbridge is a beautiful village  if you get the chance it is well worth a visit - and The Wykeham Gallery is such a wonderful, light filled gallery to show my paintings. 

The Wykeham Gallery, High Street, Stockbridge, Hampshire

tel - 01263 810364

Click here to visit their site

 Juan les Pins 91 x 91 cm - oil

Juan les Pins 91 x 91 cm - oil

Mall Galleries - Buy Art

As a Member of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, I am delighted to be working with
The Mall Galleries 'Buy Art'  Gallery who have a selected group of my works  - have a look online by clicking the following link, Buy Art, click here, or pop in to the gallery in London, at the address below:
 
 The Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH 

 Compotier with Silver and Fruits - 40x 40 cm - oil on canvas

Compotier with Silver and Fruits - 40x 40 cm - oil on canvas

Trip to the South of France, May 2018

 Les Voiles Latines Regatta in St Tropez, May 2018 was a great success!

Les Voiles Latines Regatta in St Tropez, May 2018 was a great success!

 I was delighted to meet the Mayor of St Tropez, Jean Pierre Tuveri, as Offical Artist of 'Les Voiles Latines'  at the awards ceremony.

I was delighted to meet the Mayor of St Tropez, Jean Pierre Tuveri, as Offical Artist of 'Les Voiles Latines'  at the awards ceremony.

 My new painting  Port Promenade, St Tropez -  the official image of the regatta -  displayed throughout the famous port. 

My new painting Port Promenade, St Tropez - the official image of the regatta -  displayed throughout the famous port. 

 Banners showing the painting lining the streets of St Tropez

Banners showing the painting lining the streets of St Tropez