The Picture Gallery

The Picture Gallery is the Club’s curated exhibition and gallery space.

Located on the lower ground floor of the Pall Mall clubhouse, the Picture Gallery displays a diverse range of exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing unique works from local and international artists, illustrators and photographers.

Most exhibitions in the Picture Gallery are commercial, with works available to purchase. We also welcome submissions from members and friends of members.

For further information about purchasing an artwork or exhibiting in the Picture Gallery, please email picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or call 01372 229640.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Sails, Places, Life
Jacquie Turner
Friday 24 May to Friday 28 June

Jacquie lives in Cornwall for some of the year watching the water, sails and skies. She paddles and sails along creeks and out to sea watching the sail boats, fishing boats and weather changes creating new colour and mood and the movement she wants to capture.

Sketching is a luxury, but for Jacquie photography is vital to use alongside visual memory. The inspirational moments are sudden and can disappear in just a few seconds, so the drawers and walls in my Buckinghamshire studio are crammed with photos and cuttings sometimes waiting years to be the spark that initiates an idea or painting.

Jacquie has a degree in Fine Art and studied at Winchester School of Art when the inspirational Gillian Ayres was head of painting, After graduating she supported herself working at Marlborough Fine Art in London which represents Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Graham Sutherland and the amazing Frank Auerbach. Jacquie moved to the Arts Council working part time and then briefly to The Tate Gallery before leaving to paint full time.

Jacquie exhibits her sailing and marine paintings throughout the year in Buckinghamshire and Cornwall. The Linda Blackstone Gallery has shown her work at art fairs in London and major cities around the world since 1987. Jacquie sails, rows and is an enthusiastic paddleboarder on the Thames and Cornish creeks.

 

Please download the price list. Artwork can be purchased from the Online Club Shop.

For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Photography Activity Group
Thursday 9 to Friday 24 May

On behalf of the Photography Group Committee, we wish you a very warm welcome to the Annual Photography Exhibition. Once again, we have a superb collection images, all taken by members of the Club. There are 66 images on display in Pall Mall of which 30 are hanging in the Picture Gallery.

We hope that you will take your time to look at and enjoy them all.

Should you be interested in purchasing, the majority are available at the price of £100.00 for an A3 mounted print and £75.00 for an A4 mounted print.

Please keep a note of the photographs that you are interested in and then send an email to picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk with the title of the photograph(s), quantity and size you would like, your name and membership number. The photographs will be made available for you to collect from Reception at Woodcote Park or Pall Mall, as you prefer.

 

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For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk

The Guild of Motoring Artists
Thursday 4 April to Thursday 9 May

The Guild of Motoring Artists (GMA) was established in 1986 as a group of professional and semi-professional artists, who shared a common interest in automotive art. Over the years it has attracted some of the best and diverse worldwide automotive artists through its selective membership, exhibiting around the UK with invitational exhibitions in the USA.

Our extended second exhibition at the Club features work from thirteen of our members in a variety of media and styles. You will find work from Bill Pack, Steve Goodwin, Ella Freire, Anna-Louise Felstead, Jonny Ambrose, Jon Stevenson, Dave O’Brien, Richard Neergaard, Sean Wales, David Ginn, David Purvis, Brian Casey and Barry Hunter on display.

Please click here to download the price list and click here to purchase from the Online Club Shop.

For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk

The Guild of Motoring Artists
Friday 23 February to Thursday 4 April

The Guild of Motoring Artists (GMA) was established in 1986 as a group of professional and semi-professional artists, who shared a common interest in automotive art. Over the years it has attracted some of the best and diverse worldwide automotive artists through its selective membership, exhibiting around the UK with invitational exhibitions in the USA.

Our second exhibition at the Club features works from eleven of our members in a variety of media and styles. You will find work from Bill Pack, Steve Goodwin, Jonny Ambrose, Jon Stevenson, Dave O’Brien, Richard Neergaard, Sean Wales, David Ginn, David Purvis, Brian Casey and Barry Hunter on display.

 

Please click here to download the price list and click here to purchase from the Online Club Shop.

For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

Perfect Speed
William Lansbury
Friday 26 January to Friday 23 February

In a couple of weeks 20 of the world’s best drivers will be lining up on the grid in Bahrain for the beginning of a new season of rip roaring racing.

Another season of highs and lows, triumph and disappointment. It doesn’t matter if you follow Formula 1, sports cars, touring cars or rallying because the will to win and the quest for perfect speed is the same.

This exhibition takes you on a race across France in a Bentley, the grid at Monaco to one of the most incredible victories in the Mille Miglia.

Every driver no matter what category they race in is searching for perfection, few ever manage to achieve this.

Fangio screaming through Casino Square and Stirling Moss winning the 1955 Mille Miglia are great examples of perfect speed.

Sometimes it is difficult to define perfection; perhaps Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost came close, Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart definitely did. The pictures in this exhibition give us a glimpse of verve and dedication needed to reach these heights.

Sometimes all you need to achieve the state of perfect speed is just to be there.

 

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For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

The Household Cavalry
by RIPLEY

Friday 5 to Friday 26 January

British photographic artist Ripley has created twelve large-scale portraits of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

The imagery features soldiers from The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals mounted on their horses and posed on buildings throughout London, overlooking the capital from Trafalgar Square to Canary Wharf.

A boxed-set of the twelve portraits was the official Coronation present from the Household Cavalry to His Majesty King Charles III. This was presented by Ripley and senior officers from the Household Cavalry to King Charles III at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 15 June 2023.

Limited Edition prints are available to purchase, from large framed exhibition pieces to smaller unframed editions (as exhibited at the Club), a beautifully presented boxed-set containing all twelve prints, greeting cards and more.

Ripley works with high resolution digital composite photography to create large-scale portraits. His primary focus is working with Thoroughbred Racehorses creating a feel of the equine master painters but using modern methods to create works of incredible detail and clarity. Notable works include the portrait of ‘Estimate’ which Ripley created for Queen Elizabeth II in 2016. ‘Estimate’ was owned by the late Queen and won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013.

Ripley supports The Household Cavalry Foundation whose ‘Duty of Care’ includes operational casualties, veterans, serving soldiers and their dependents, as well as the Cavalry’s four centuries’ heritage and the welfare of their horses.

 

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For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

Toybox Treasures by Susannah Nathanson
Friday 8 December to Friday 5 January 2024

This exhibition shines a spotlight on the magic, beauty and nostalgic charm of vintage toys, celebrating their weathered, play worn characters.

Growing up surrounded by her father’s dusty collection, Susannah was fascinated by these old die-cast treasures from an early age and has frequented many toy fairs herself on the hunt for something special. These toys, with their unique array of flecks and patina have a sculptural, dynamic quality that invites connection. They are miniature but mighty in how they capture the spirit of an age and engage our imaginations.

Susannah is a London-based artist, with an MA in Fine Art from the Edinburgh College of Art and University. She specializes in story-telling paintings of people, animals, and treasured objects, with over 20 years’ experience exhibiting and working with clients on commission.

She works both in oil on canvas and over the last five years has begun applying these skills to digital painting, using a pressure sensitive tablet and stylus to paint freehand on a screen. This exhibition includes artworks in both mediums.

Susannah is happy to accept commission requests. Please contact the Picture Gallery to get in touch.

 

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For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

Mostly Gothic – Cathedrals and London Buildings
Richard Rees FSAI, PPS
Sunday 5 November to Friday 8 December

It is often difficult to see familiar building landmarks afresh. This is what Richard has tried to do with the London pictures in this exhibition. With his background as an architect, he is attracted to well-made historic buildings, and he also has a love of Gothic Architecture, so this is a mixed show based on those two topics. The most spectacular medieval Gothic buildings are, of course, Cathedrals. Four works fall outside the Gothic theme but are London Buildings – St Paul’s (2), Westminster Cathedral and the Thames Barrier.

Since his last exhibition in the Club in 2021 he has concentrated on using acrylic inks to convey detail with an overlay of either soft or oil pastels. He finds this gives him a great range of mark-making opportunities where he can easily vary the hard with the soft marks. He is also more interested in light effects and delineating the building surface – often in bright sunlight to give a sense of heightened reality.

Richard is a pastel painter, who was formerly an architect and illustrator. He is President of the Pastel Society (UK) and a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustrators (FSAI). He exhibits with the Pastel Society, NEAC, the Royal Society of Marine Artists (all at the Mall Galleries) and the Portland Gallery.

 

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For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

Sports Photography Exhibition
Photography Activity Group
Friday 29 September to Friday 27 October

This exhibition provides the opportunity to enjoy the excellent work of fellow members at events organised by the Photography Group in 2023.  Most events were open to all members, including cycling at the Olympic Velodrome, horse racing at Plumpton and Epsom, cricket at the Oval, the Henley Regatta and the annual Isle of Weight Yacht Race. A few images come from attendance by Committee members evaluating potential future events, including the Welsh national boxing championship in Cardiff.

If you feel inspired, then make sure you register your interest in photography on your personal profile on the website, so you are kept posted on future events. We hope that you enjoy the images.

Please click here to download the price list.

For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please
email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

ONLINE EXHIBITION

Inside the Garage by Joe Devanny
Friday 29 September to Sunday 29 October

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Following last year’s exhibition ‘The Mille Miglia…only in Italy’, West Sussex freelance photographer Joe Devanny returns to the Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall, with a fresh perspective on some of the imagery associated with historic Italian motorsport.

In a departure from tradition, the images exhibited take a somewhat different view of the environment surrounding period Italian motorsport. Spanning the ephemera found in an Italian vehicle restoration workshop, owned and run by recent Mille Miglia competitor, to examples of period advertising, event signage, the elegance of vehicle number fonts and of course some images from the event itself Each photograph is hand printed on 308gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper, float mounted (where appropriate), and set within a bespoke black wooden frame, UV glazed and limited to a series of 10. Each image is personally signed and authenticated by the photographer Each recreated sign is bespoke, individually sign written and patinated to reflect the look of original item and limited to a series of 5, framed, signed, and authenticated by the artist Imagery, advertising and hand painted signage were all integral to Italian motor racing between 1927 and 1957 and no more so than during the original Mille Miglia period giving it a distinct style and feel.

 

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For further information, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

The Aviation and Maritime Art of John Finch
Friday 1 to Friday 29 September

A rare opportunity to view the work of John Finch, who has been painting maritime and aviation subjects for over 40 years. This exhibition brings together a large body of work, consisting of aviation paintings covering biplane fighters of the 1930s, to the jet age of the 1950s, and includes the much-loved Spitfires and Hurricanes of the 1940s. Also showing are maritime paintings which span from the Age of Sail to the express liners of the 1930s.There are a number of pieces bringing marine and aviation together, showing Royal Naval carriers together with their air component, the Fleet Air Arm of the piston era.

Born in Switzerland in 1938, John studied Art at Fray’s College, north London. He pursued a career in engineering design, before taking up painting full time in 1980.

During the past four decades, John has been involved in numerous exhibitions. Most notable are his successful Bermuda exhibitions including ‘Marine Paintings’ (Windjammer Gallery Bermuda, 2000), in which he collaborated with marine artists J. Steven Dews, Stephen Card, Tim Thompson, among others. His work has also appeared in many publications, in particular The Battle of Britain by Roy Conyers Nesbit which includes John’s painting Ventnor RDF Station, the only known visual depiction of the site, as it was in 1942.

For his references, John uses old photographs, maps, first and second hand written accounts, and his own knowledge of military history, engineering and landscape to create his dramatic depictions of aviation and marine subjects. John often chooses to paint a particular subject because there is no existing photographic record of the event. He creates a visual depiction of these moments in history using descriptions from first and second hand accounts to compose the picture, for example, the painting “The Hardest Day” which captures a snapshot in time during the Battle of Britain when enemy forces raided Kenley aerodrome.

As Danny Sinopoli for The Royal Gazette describes; ‘John Finch whose focus in recent years has been on antique modes of transport, is quite brilliant at this task (…) summoning with his paintings a great wealth of nostalgia and true sentiment for his subjects (…) More than just accurate depictions, Mr. Finch’s works have a subtle but achingly romantic air of melancholy to them that makes each of his paintings a rich and valuable window onto a number of lost worlds, and lost ways of life.’ (Bermuda, 1995).

 

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For further information about purchasing or exhibiting in the Picture Gallery, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or telephone 01372 229640.

 

‘The Greats’ Summer Exhibition
William Lansbury
Wednesday 26 July to Friday 1 September

When we watch motor racing are we thinking that we could be behind the wheel or are we admiring the beauty of the cars.

Do we secretly feel we could do better, be more daring, take Stowe or Parabolica quicker.

In our minds are we spraying champagne and answering the quick fire questions from journalists as admiring fans fight for an autograph.

Would it be enough just to own one of the cars or would we need to race it, to show that we too can make our mark in the story of motor racing.

From the Grand Prix greats of the 1930s, the sports car aces of the 1960s and ‘70s to more modern Formula 1.

This exhibition is not just art, it is history.

 

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For further information about purchasing or exhibiting in the Picture Gallery, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or telephone 01372 229640.

 

Traditionally Modern, An Exhibition by Georgina Stanley
Friday 30 June to Wednesday 26 July

Figurative painter, Georgina Stanley completed her formal artistic training over three years at the Florence Academy of Art. She graduated with the prize for portraiture and began a career as a full time artist in London.

Whilst she continues to accept a limited number of portrait commissions each year, her work has moved largely to focus on the genre of Still Life. She shows a particular flair for the depiction of a wide range of materials and surfaces, and she enjoys capturing the often fleeting moments of life before decay. In her studio she works exclusively from life, and from natural light, taking inspiration from a variety of sources; from her local markets of Brixton, to travels she has been on and the work of Old Masters she admires.

Her work has been seen in a number of both group and solo shows and hangs in many private collections around the world.

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For further information about purchasing or exhibiting in the Picture Gallery, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or telephone 01372 229640.

 

 

Bosch Motorsport
Tuesday 30 May until Friday 30 June.

Bosch Motorsport hosted an exhibition in the Picture Gallery.

Alpha by Aimée Hillman
Friday 28 April to Friday 26 May

Alpha by Aimée Hillman is a fresh exploration of the imagination and of pop culture through contemporary and hand embroidered textile art. 18 pieces merge Americana, modern issues, bold colours and quirky graphics. Each containing details of touching, everyday moments but ones based in a vivid hyper-reality.

Alpha refers to the brainwave in which we encounter flow states and increased creativity, also known as the gateway to the subconscious mind. From this place, her observation is that we are able to create limitless fiction in the imagination. Images selected from her own visual diary and carefully curated found images are brought to life, her structured compositions refining her ideas. The pieces residing between truth and fiction; part stitched and part printed, a tapestry of modern life.

Upon closer look of the collection, you will find an eclectic mix of Aimée’s influences from fashion, music, film, comic and pop art. These 3D illustrations are carefully designed and printed onto high-quality Sateen. To add an extra dimension Aimee has hand-embroidered into each piece, making them one of a kind.

Represented by Gallery Red, Aimée is one of their youngest emerging artists, working across different platforms and multi-medias she specialises in painting, photography and design. Following the success of her debut exhibition in 2019, she has continued with solo exhibitions and has an ongoing collaboration with the international fashion brand, Paul Smith.

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For further information about purchasing or exhibiting in the Picture Gallery, please email picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or call 01372 229640.

 

London and Elsewhere
Peter Luty
Friday 31 March to Friday 28 April

Peter Luty is a painter and printmaker who began his professional career as an architect and now concentrates on the representation and interpretation of buildings, old and new. The buildings in his original prints are exemplars of their type, some major buildings by modern or historic architects, some simple vernacular buildings of unknown provenance. Peter is interested in the formal geometry of architectural elevations, in spaces, shapes and forms, in the textures of building materials, the effects of light and colour, in how buildings change over their lifetime and in how they relate to other buildings and their surroundings through reflection, shadow and pattern.

“Buildings are central to all my original prints. I am interested in the grand statements of architecture as well as in humble structures”.

“I am interested in the means of representing these buildings and I explore traditional perspective, technical drawing styles like the elevation and a subtle combination of the two”.

“I emphasise certain aspects of the design of buildings or the scene and adjust colours to bring out particular qualities of the architecture and to add subtlety to the composition of the print”.

“I work in a number of print styles – woodcuts, linocuts, etchings, and aquatint. Some are finished with watercolour and gouache”.

Peter was born and educated in Yorkshire, received his architectural degree from Edinburgh University and worked in Cambridge and London before setting up his own architectural practice in Greenwich in 1980, where he lived for many years. His studio remains in south east London.

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For further information about purchasing or exhibiting in the Picture Gallery, please email picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or call 01372 229640.

 

Rose Gallery: Art To Live With
David Merrigan
Friday 24 February to Friday 31 March

Rose Gallery sources paintings dating from the 18th Century onwards: in oil, watercolour and other media; by artists new and known; from all over the world. One thing unites these artists: they have all produced Art To Live With – beautiful paintings that give joy to life.

This exhibition draws together paintings from (and of) four continents: Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe, in a variety of media; and includes several living artists. We hope that you find something that inspires you!

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For further information about purchasing or exhibiting in the Picture Gallery, please email picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or call 01372 229640.

 

The Guild For Creative Automotive Art
Friday 27 January to Friday 24 February

The Guild of Motoring Artists (GMA) was established in 1986 as a group of professional and semi-professional artists, who shared a common interest in automotive art. Over the years it has attracted some of the best and diverse worldwide automotive artists through its selective membership, exhibiting around the UK with invitational exhibitions in the USA.

Our exhibition at the Club features work from 12 of our members in a variety of media and styles. You will find work from Heidi Mraz, the official poster artist for the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance and Art in Motion Concours in New York. Heidi has also been commissioned to paint the winning cars of the Amelia Island and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Stefan Johansson – following 30 years racing at the highest level including 10 years in Formula 1, driving for teams such as Ferrari and McLaren as well as winning the Le Mans 24 hour race for Porsche. 34 years later he now spends the same time and focus to perfect the craft of being an artist, creating new paintings from his studio in Santa Monica, California.

Ella Freire – a London artist and silk screen printer, successfully exhibiting at Salon Prive, The London Concours and the Club, Ella is now currently working on a series of commissions for private car collectors.

Anna-Louise Felstead – following a trip to Monaco during the Grand Prix Historique in 2008 where she painted her first ever racing car she has never looked back. She is internationally known painting historic and modern racing cars. Anna-Louise continues to travel the world attending events such as Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, Villa d’Este, Salon Prive, Le Mans and Monaco Grand Prix Historique.

Richard Wheatland – GMA founding member who is also a member of the Guild of Aviation Artists (GAvA).

Our objective is to become the one stop for quality creative automotive art. So whether your taste is for traditional compositions, tight representational illustration, loose and wild, abstract, digital vector or 3D sculpture and multi-media, you are sure to find a style that is right for you within the Guild’s membership portfolio.

Please click here to view information on all the artists and click here to view the price list.

For further information about purchasing an artwork or exhibiting in the Picture Gallery, please email picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or call 01372 229640.

 

William Lansbury
New Year, New Possibilities

Friday 6 to Friday 27 January

It does not matter if it is Hamilton against Verstappen or Hawthorn against Moss, motor racing has always been full of high-octane emotion.

Do we love racing for the sound and spectacle of the machinery or are we more intrigued by the clash of personalities?

There have been moments when sportsmanship and a sense of fair play has come before victory at any cost. Stirling Moss helped Mike Hawthorn not be disqualified from the 1958 Portuguese Grand Prix.

Hawthorn went on to win the championship at Moss’s expense – these values might seem absurd or even illogical today.

Perhaps we regard the 50s and 60s as a golden age but the competition has always been fierce with no quarter asked or given.

This on track rivalry reached its zenith with Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. Probably two of the greatest racing drivers to have ever sat in a racing car.

You can put yourself behind the wheel and feel all of this excitement and tension as you look at the posters and photographs in this exhibition.

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For further information, please email picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

Geoff Bolam
New Perspective
Friday 2 December to Friday 6 January

Geoff Bolam comes from a long line of artists, going back at least five generations and is distantly related to William Morris. He started drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil and early sketches often included futuristic cars, aircraft and spaceships. Following a career in Graphic Design, he started painting for pleasure in 2005 and made the transition to painting full time in 2014.
‘I’ve always been fascinated by car design, particularly the flamboyant styling of Art Deco and post-war sports cars, so when the opportunity came to start painting seriously, I was naturally drawn to the subject.’

A unique feature of Bolam’s artworks is that they are painted in Oils onto Aluminium panels – various surface treatments, such as etching, polishing and wire brushing are applied to create background design elements and represent features of the car. The effect is striking – the surface treatments subtly catch the light bringing the image to life.

This exhibition features some new works which see the hero car placed in a setting such as a landscape or racetrack.

Having exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and USA, Bolam is acknowledged as ‘one of the finest artists working in the genre’ and his work is held in private collections worldwide. Several of the paintings are reproduced as Limited-Edition prints which are printed onto an Aluminium composite or Aluminiumised card.

Please click here to view the price list. For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

Journeysmiths Travel Photography Competition
Tuesday 8 November to Friday 2 December

The Photography Group were delighted to have the opportunity again this year to run another Travel Photography competition sponsored by Journeysmiths with a first prize of a £12,000
holiday going to a lucky member. This exhibition contains a selection of many of the best images submitted by members and includes all the finalists. Whilst many members describe themselves as ‘beginners’, the exhibition demonstrates the considerable photographic expertise enjoyed by members of the Club and it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to share these images with other members.

Please note some of the pictures are available for sale. We hope that you enjoy them and, if you are interested in staying up to date on the wide programme of events run by the Photography Group, then please make sure you register your interest on your mailing preferences on the Club’s website.

Please click here to view the price list. For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

The Art of Motoring
Friday 28 October to Sunday 6 November

Sotheby’s is the host for our exhibition this year, as we showcase the finest works of 25 artists, painters and sculptors.

We are delighted to be including pieces from two of the world’s greatest living painters, whose canvases capture pivotal moments in motor racing: Michael Turner and Dexter Brown. Neither have had their work shown in public in several years, and it is a rare privilege for members and their guests to be able to view new pieces.

We are also showcasing Tim Layzell and John Ketchell, contemporary motoring artists of world renown, together with the striking work of former Ferrari F1 and Le Mans winner Stefan Johansson. The art of Heidi Mraz comes to Europe from her native US for the first time and, together with Sotheby’s, we are proud to also feature several examples of emerging talent who, we feel, have a great future.

The main exhibition is currently at Sotheby’s at 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RP Monday 31 October to Saturday 5 November, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Please click here to view the price list. For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please
email: kristoffer.hudson@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

Quintessentially British – Cars and Rain
Richard Neergaard
Friday 30 September to Friday 28 October

Britain is steeped in culture and tradition with iconic characters, love of cars and a frequent splash of rain.

Richard Neergaard has captured an eclectic view of this with his most British friend “Bubbly” and three-dimensional multimedia works of rain and cars. The rain works are sculpted in resin in many layers to form the intense gloss, drops and splashes. The car works all include original parts from F1 or classic cars embedded in aluminium panels which are laser cut, CNC bent, anodised and then coated with a laminated, computer-calculated and plodder cut high resolution photo mounted on high gloss acrylic. The Bubbly series originals are oil on canvas but prints are available in various sizes.

Richard has works in the British Motor Museum, the Los Angeles Driving Museum, the Jaguar Heritage Trust Museum, the Williams F1 museum, Alfa Romeo F1, McLaren F1 and Williams F1 headquarters. He studied art at UAL – Central Saint Martens, The Art Academy London and Otis Art School Los Angeles.

Please click here to view the price list. For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

Dynamic Cityscapes by Jayson Lilley
Curated by Caiger Art
Friday 26 August to Friday 30 September

Caiger Art is delighted to bring the vibrant work of Jayson Lilley to fellow members of the Royal Automobile Club.

Jayson Lilley is an English Landscape artist who works at the intersection of painting, collage and printmaking to create a distinctive contemporary aesthetic inspired by iconic architecture and urban skylines. Jayson’s natural eye for strong compositional forms and bold palettes is informed by his background as an award-winning graphic designer and is a hallmark in his extensive portfolio of works.

Jayson’s most recent collections showcase the unpredictability of the human hand in the works; introducing texture to the surface and exploring loose applications and unplanned marks. Recognising the city as a place of vibrant lived experience rather than of passive architectural structures, these methods ensure each artwork is completely unique whilst embedding dynamism and liveliness into
the works.

Jayson Lilley has developed an international reputation at the forefront of contemporary printmaking, with works held in collections across the world from London to Tokyo and from New York to Hong Kong. Lilley’s works have been selected for prestigious exhibitions including the Westmorland Landscape Prize, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition and the ING Discerning Eye.

Each artwork is signed, numbered and has a Certificate of Authenticity.

Please click here to view the price list. For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please
email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or visit the Online Club Shop.

With a Little Help from My Lens
By Tommy Hanley
Wednesday 27 July to Friday 26 August

An exhibition of selected limited edition images from the forthcoming book written by Tommy Hanley, a renowned musical artist photographer. The book is Tommy’s story of his time with the Beatles over three decades starting at the Odeon, Luton in 1963, up to his departure in 1995, and is limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by his son, Tony, a member of the Royal Automobile Club. The release date is Saturday 27 August 2022 during international Beatles week in Liverpool.

The exhibition features not just selected images from the book but also aselection of Jazz artists that Tommy took as a regular at the Montreux Jazz festival including Miles Davis, Earl Hines, Dave Brubeck and many other musicians. Prints are available as a limited edition of five in three sizes and may be supplied with or without a frame, with optional standard or special non reflective glass.

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For further information about the exhibition, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or call 01372 229640.

The Mille Miglia……’only in Italy’

An Exhibition of Photography by Joe Devanny
Friday 24 June to Friday 29 July

Tazio Nuvolari, Italy’s racing legend is said to have compared the Mille Miglia to an exotic cocktail, ‘you can’t name all the ingredients but you’ll never forget the taste’.

Originally run between 1927 and 1957, it was revived in 1977 as a regularity race for cars of a type that ran originally and/or were constructed between the original running dates.

West Sussex based freelance photographer Joe Devanny has been involved with the Mille Miglia for the last 11 years. His close relationship with the Mille Miglia’s teams, sponsors, engineers, drivers and supporters have enabled him to get close to the heart of the event capturing the detail, emotion and passion that is extricably linked to this unique Italian phenomenon.

The Mille Miglia is an annual event run over a four day period in June on open public roads along the original route from Brescia in the north to Rome and back again. It covers a distance of 1,000 miles and attracts entries from across the world.

This current exhibition captures specific aspects and moments of this unique event.

Each photograph is hand printed 308gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper, float mounted, set in a bespoke black wooden frame, UV glazed and limited to a series of 25. Each image is personally signed and authenticated by the photographer.

Please click here to view the price list.

For further information about the exhibition, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or call 01372 229640.

 

Sails, Places, Life
An Exhibition of Work by Jacquie Turner
Friday 27 May to Friday 24 June

‘Movement and illusion are created by the brush marks and colour which in turn reflect the environmental influences of a moment. Jacquie listens to eclectic music podcasts sent by friends while working in the open air on a cold bright spring evening or cosy in a tiny winter studio with her dogs beside the warm radiator late at night. All these elements make creative differences.

She lives in Cornwall for some of the year watching the water, sails and skies. She paddles and sails along creeks and out to sea watching the sail boats, fishing boats and weather changes creating new colour and mood and the movement she wants to capture.

Sketching is a luxury, but for Jacquie photography is vital to use alongside visual memory. The inspirational moments are sudden and can disappear in just a few seconds, so the drawers and walls in her Buckinghamshire studio are crammed with photos and cuttings sometimes waiting years to be the spark that initiates an idea or painting.’

Jacquie has a degree in Fine Art and studied at Winchester School of Art when the inspirational Gillian Ayres was head of painting and who by coincidence is represented by the Cristea Roberts Gallery in Pall Mall, almost opposite the Royal Automobile Club. After graduating she supported herself working at Marlborough Fine Art in London which represents Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Graham Sutherland and the amazing Frank Auerbach. Jacquie moved to the Arts Council working part time and then briefly to The Tate Gallery before leaving to paint full time.

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For further information about the exhibition, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or call 01372 229640.

 

Photography Activity Group
Friday 13 May to Friday 27 May

The Royal Automobile Club Photography Group has held annual exhibitions in the Mountbatten Room at Pall Mall and the Cedar Room at Woodcote Park for many years.

The next one is scheduled for the Spring of 2023 so we thought it would be good to invite our regular exhibitors to display just one or two pictures here where more people can see them.

Please note some of the pictures are available for sale.

We hope that you enjoy them and that it will whet your appetite for visiting next year’s show.

For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

Dr. S. D. Jouhar FRPS (1901-1963)
Vintage Fine Art Photography
Friday 25 March to Friday 13 May

Dr. Sartaj Din Jouhar was a prolific photographer from the 1930’s until he died in 1963. He was known within photographic circles as ‘The Doctor’ and he lectured and exhibited widely both in the UK and worldwide. In 1940 he became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and in 1944 he was elected to the London Salon of Photography.

From the mid-1940’s Dr Jouhar was a strong advocate that photography should be considered as a Fine Art and eventually he founded the Photographic Fine Art Association in 1961. The P.F.A.A. held an inaugural exhibition at The Royal Festival Hall in November 1961. It was the first exhibition ever in the UK that showed photography as a Fine Art.

This current exhibition consists of original pictures printed by SDJ himself, some of which are signed and additionally some photographic prints made more recently, from his original negatives.
All pictures will be sold with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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For further information about the exhibition, please email: picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk or call 01372 229640.

 

The Pastel Society: A Selection of Works

Friday 25 February to Friday 25 March

The Pastel Society, part of the Federation of British Artists (FBA), is pleased to be able to show the work of eight of its members in the Picture Gallery. The Society goes back 124 years and was founded by the artist G F Watts. Some of its early members included Whistler and Degas.

The Society champions the use of dry media such as pastel, charcoal and pencil. The work is largely figurative, but includes some abstration which can be seen in the artists works across
the exhibition.

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Rose Gallery: Art To Live With

Curated by David Merrigan

Friday 28 January to Friday 25 February

Rose Gallery sources paintings dating from the 18th Century onwards: in oil, watercolour and other media; by artists new and known; from all over the world. One thing unites these artists: they have all produced Art To Live With – beautiful paintings that give joy to life.

This exhibition draws together paintings from (and of) four continents: Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe, in a variety of media; and includes several living artists. We hope that you find something that inspires you!

For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email:
picturegallery@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

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Peter Brown PNEAC, RP, ROI, Hon. RBA, PS

Friday 12 November to Friday 28 January 2022

Peter Brown is an obsessive plein air painter. Working solely in front of the subject refusing to use photographic reference, his passion for depicting everyday life and light has taken him across the world over the years. This is a small snapshot of his oeuvre from over the last five years. Peter has always recorded our everyday lives and perhaps this has been no less important than over the last two years where he continued through the pandemic.

Peter was born in Reading in 1967, studied Art at Bath College of Higher Education and Manchester Polytechnic. He now lives in Bath with his wife Lisa and five children. He is President of the New English Art Club, a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Pastel Society and an honorary member of the Royal Society of
British Artists.

Peter is represented by Messums London.

 

The Art of Motoring 2021

Monday 25 October to Sunday 7 November

Welcome to the 2021 Royal Automobile Club Art of Motoring exhibition, Britain’s premier event featuring motoring and motor racing paintings and sculpture. After last year’s virtual exhibition, the Club is delighted to be able to return to a physical show this year as part of London Motor Week. We are returning in expanded form and you will find art works in several locations, including the Hanging Gallery and the Mall Rooms with almost twenty artists displaying their works.

As ever there are many different subjects, styles and choice of materials including everything from traditional oil and water colour paints to 3D printing. For the first time we are using QR codes, so you can simply scan with your phone and check all the details of each of the works, who to contact and the price. The artists will also be happy to quote you for a commission.

The artists exhibiting are some of the top names of the genre but we are also delighted to include a few talented newcomers too. They include the former Le Mans winner and Formula 1 driver Stefan Johansson from Sweden.

The exhibition has been curated on behalf of the Club by Andrew Marriott of Pit Lane Productions and Rupert Whyte of Historic Car Art.

For further information, or to purchase a piece of art, please email: motoring@royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

 

Urban Landscapes

Richard T Rees FSAI, VPPS, SocAA

Friday 1 to Friday 29 October

Richard is an oil pastel and oil painting artist, who was formerly an architect and illustrator. This exhibition includes his work in oil pastels from 2014 to 2021 plus some recent oil paintings.

Many of Richard’s works are vibrant oil pastel images of towns and cities around the world, focusing on aspects of the built environment, such as rooftops, streets, bridges and façades, occasionally juxtaposing these with natural elements, such as water or the surrounding landscape.

Richard is the Chairman and a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustrators (FSAI). He is Secretary to the Society of Artists in Architecture (SocAA) and Vice President of the Pastel Society (UK). He exhibits with the Pastel Society, NEAC, the Royal Society of Marine Artists (all at the Mall Galleries) and the SocAA.

SocAA: Society of Artists in Architecture

Friday 3 September to Friday 1 October

The SocAA is delighted to be able to show the work of its members in the Royal Automobile Club Picture Gallery. It is an Art Society that brings together Architect-Artists and other Artists who enjoy architectural subject matter. Originally the SAA (Society of Architect Artists), it has broadened its membership in recent years to become more inclusive.

Members are elected by peer selection. The Society holds an Annual Exhibition at the Coningsby Gallery in Fitzrovia, usually in November. Other exhibitions such as this one, are held from time to time. Members’ work can also be seen on the Society website – www.socaa.co.uk.

The selection of works here are a typical cross-section of members’ styles and techniques. Many of the pictures on show are of architectural subjects, but some architect members choose to express themselves with other subject matters. For more details of the Society’s exhibitions, please see the website.

Racing in the Rain

Richard Neergaard

Friday 2 July to Friday 3 September

Richard’s passion has always been cars, including building a car to race and doing track days.

After studying at University of the Arts in London, Central Saint Martins and The Art Academy, Richard combined his artistic side with his passion for sports cars to integrate the engineering excellence of exotic cars with the artistic presentation to make art which projects this excellence.

He makes art with original exotic, race or classic car parts. There are a lot of “man-cave” decorations made from car parts, but his concept goes further to make real art pieces which are beautiful enough to hang in living rooms, not just a den or office, and which have interesting stories behind them. He develops his own one-off pieces but can also be commissioned if you have a car part you prefer to display artistically than leave in a box in a garage.

His pieces are displayed in the British Motor Museum and Jaguar Heritage Museum in Warwick and the Automobile Driving Museum in Los Angeles. He has been commissioned by McLaren F1, Alfa Romeo F1 and Williams F1 for works at their HQ’s.

Richard also brings the world of water to life with unique high gloss resin works including splashes, raindrops and driving in the wet. The two themes are combined in this ‘Racing in the Rain’ exhibition at the Royal Automobile Club. Despite the water theme, the face of the resin art pieces are actually waterproof, making them an outstanding choice in bathrooms and kitchens where other art might suffer from humidity or splatter.

Perfect Speed

Will Lansbury

Friday 4 June to Friday 2 July

From the painting of Malcolm Campbell pensively waiting with his Bluebird on Daytona Beach to the photograph of Mike Hawthorn powering out of Lavant Corner at Goodwood we have a rare glimpse of drivers striving for that perfection.

The posters of the Monaco Grand Prix describe the perfect glamour of the event, the spectators sipping champagne blissfully unaware of the just how close the cars are getting to the barriers as the drivers go for their perfect lap.

This is not just an exhibition of drivers striving for perfection, it is a slice of motor sport history.

Rose Gallery: Art To Live With

David Merrigan

Friday 7 May to Friday 4 June

Rose Gallery sources paintings dating from the 18th Century onwards: in oil, watercolour and other media; by artists new and known; from all over the world. One thing unites these artists: they have all produced Art To Live With – beautiful paintings that give joy to life.

This exhibition draws together paintings from (and of) four continents: Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe, in a variety of media; and includes several living artists. We hope that you find something that inspires you!

Richard T Rees FSAI, VPPS, SocAA

Richard Rees is an oil pastel and oil painting artist, who was formerly an architect and illustrator (specialising in designing large scale city masterplans up to 2013).  This exhibition includes his work in oil pastels from 2014 – 2020 plus some recent oil paintings.

Many of Richard’s works are vibrant oil pastel images of towns and cities around the world, focusing on aspects of the built environment, such as rooftops, streets, bridges, and façades, occasionally juxtaposing these with natural elements, such as water or the surrounding landscape.  The exhibition reflects this content and also includes a few A4 oil pastel sketches prepared for larger works.

Richard is the Chairman and a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustrators (FSAI).  He is Secretary to the Society of Artists in Architecture (SocAA) and Vice President of the Pastel Society (UK). He exhibits with the Pastel Society, NEAC, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, (all at the Mall Galleries) and the SocAA. He has had oil paintings in the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.   In 2015 he had a solo exhibition at Abbott and Holder in Museum Street, London, entitled ‘Patterns of Settlement’.