Yesterday was the Private View of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.
We were delighted to have as our guest speaker Gyles Brandreth who, quite frankly, brought the house down! A splendid afternoon enjoyed by everyone.
Below a few pics of the occasion, and prizewinners.
Mr & Mrs President!!
The Crowd Warms Up!
Crystal Chalice presented to me by Gyles Brandreth
Edman O'Aivazian wins the DAS award
Helen Hale wins the Le Clerc Fowle Gold Medal
Here I am presenting Gyles with a small painting in appreciation for opening the Exhibition.