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Scenes from the Stour Valley
4 May – 30 June 2019
A solo exhibition with the National Trust at Flatford

The Boat House Gallery, Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk CO7 6UL

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My latest exhibition is now open at Island Fine Arts in Chichester.

Roy Connelly and Hannah Cole
Island Fine Arts
12 Southgate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1ES
2 – 29 March 2019

Tel: 01243 532798
Email: gallery@islandfinearts.com

View the paintings on the gallery website

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Sea Wall Shadow. Oil on board, 8x6in, 20x15cm.

My painting, above, will be on show and for sale at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition with opens in London this week.

There was a record number of entries for this show so I’m pleased to have this one chosen by the selection commitee.

It was painted on location in late summer at Walton on the Naze.

You can buy it here.

Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
30 November – 11 December 2016 View now.

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Work in progress. This is part way through a painting of the cherry orchard in the morning light. I was drawn to the way the early light catches the tops of the cherry trees. It’s an effect that doesn’t last long, and doesn’t occur every day. Hopefully I’ll get a few more chances to paint this before the leaves fall.
Oil on board. 8x10in, 20x25cm.

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I will be teaching a plein air oil painting workshop at Assington Mill in Suffolk on Saturday 17th September 2016. Based at a 17th century watermill in 70 acres of private nature reserve, it would be hard to find a more perfect location to hone your outdoor oil painting skills.

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The one day course on Saturday 17th September 2016 will cover the follow topics.

  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Setting up outside
  • Working methods and techniques
  • Short cuts
  • Finishing paintings on location
  • Getting your wet oil paintings home again

All for just £95 with the added bonus of delicious home-made lunch in the farmhouse kitchen, biscuits and cakes throughout the day.

For those already familiar with outdoor painting this is a great opportunity to paint at this fabulous location and for those a little nervous of working in public this secluded landscape is perfect. We will have the freedom of this 70-acre private nature reserve with stunning views.

Book Now

For online bookings and information please visit AssingtonMill.com.

For information and telephone bookings contact Anne Holden on:
Tel: 01787 229955
Mobile: 07770 550570
Email: info@assingtonmill.com

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Join me at Assington Mill in Suffolk for a one day workshop to further your plein air painting skills.

This practical course is for those who already have some oil painting experience and want to paint outside in a wild and beautiful setting. Painting landscapes en plein air has a distinguished history but, with many painters today relying on photography, the craft of the landscape painter is being lost.

Working in the grounds of the mill and the surrounding private nature reserve, we will focus on producing a series of completed oil paintings by direct observation.

You can find full details and booking info here.

But hurry, it’s filling up fast and places are limited.

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Roy Connelly by Roy - 10M ago

We had some amazing light under the passing storm clouds last week. Here are a couple of photos taken when I was out painting above the Box Valley in Suffolk.

Below, is a photo of the passing storm clouds that I have pasted to the picture I was painting at the time. You can click on the images to enlarge them. It’s interesting for me to look back and see how they compare. If you look closely you can see the rain drops on the painting.

The painting was oil on board, 12×16 inches.

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I’m pleased to have had this picture selected for the New Engliah Art Club Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. I painted this one evening last July. Scotland Street is a small hamlet east of Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk.

Oil on board in handmade water-gilded frame.
Image size: 10×12 inches, 25x30cm. SOLD

Contact me if you would like a complementary invitation to the Private View.

Exhibition details

16 June-25 June

Open 10am-5pm (closing 1pm on final day)

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

You can view featured artwork from the exhibition online here, and you can click here to see/buy mine!

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Roy Connelly by Roy - 10M ago

Very often the best light does not mean the best weather. It was cold and very windy, and standing in such an exposed location with no shelter it was a bit of a struggle against the elements.

The clouds were moving fast from right to left and I needed to work fast. I’m pleased with the outcome and am quite keen to return with a larger canvas.

This Suffolk landscape is in oil on stretched linen canvas. 16×16 inches, 40.5 x 40.5 cm.

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