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.

Virtual Exhibition

While the clubhouses are closed, we are hosting a virtual exhibition with all the artwork available to purchase via the Online Club Shop.

All future exhibitions will return to the Pall Mall clubhouse.

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’.

Website: www.artyrees.com   Instagram: artyrees

Recent Exhibitions

Will Lansbury – Racing Forward

December 2020

From Dick Seaman in the 1930s to Lewis Hamilton in the modern era, all drivers show a relentless will to succeed.

Racing Forward took us on a journey from the jazz age, through the elegant 1950s, the swinging 60s and into the turbo-charged 1980s. Motor racing is packed with inspirational characters like Sir Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn and Sir Jackie Stewart and there are the record breakers like Malcolm and Donald Campbell, real heroes who faced a trip into the unknown every time they sat in their machines.

This exhibition followed the evolution, the leaps and bounds in technology that is always Racing Forward.