One of my own paintings, “Winter Fields, Stoke Bardolph” (In one of my own hand-gilded frames!) has been selected for the forthcoming Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition. The ROI is the only art group that is devoted to celebrating the medium of oil painting. The Institute’s Annual Exhibition will be on display at the Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square between 12 to 23 December 2012.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters chooses the very best submissions in oil -based media from national and international submissions – past exhibitors have included Walter Sickert, Dame Laura Knight, Fantin Latour, and even Auguste Rodin. Today, the institute supports emerging painters by offering a range of prizes and awards to exhibitors at the exhibition.

The winners of the Winsor & Newton Oil Painters Awards will be announced at the private view on Tueseday 11 December.