RBA Winter Newsletter 2021

The dark nights are setting in earlier now and there is a definite chill in the air most days, so let’s hope that there is not too much severe weather on the horizon for these winter months ahead.

It is good to know that there is some warming good news to share from some of our members:

In the rather late “Summer Show at the RA” is Jill Leman and [can you see the resemblance?] her brother, prizewinner David Winthrop

Cheryl Culver has one of her works on the cover of a book written by a psychotherapist which is described as:
“Opens up a neglected landscape for recognition and discussion”
The illustration seems to be a perfect fit!

Cheryl also has work in the Geedon Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition Part II and in the RBA exhibition ‘In Harmony’ at the M1 Gallery.

At the Geedon Gallery the 20th Anniversary Autumn Exhibition Part II is still online and features works from RBA artists including:


‘Waiting on Holkham Beach’ by Sue Campion

Unfortunately I am too late to tell you about Sue Campion’s 2-person show which finished on the 3rd November at the Bircham Gallery in Norfolk, but some of her work can still be seen online at: https://www.birchamgallery.co.uk/catalogue/paintings/
Nicola Slattery’s work can be found on Stand 315 at the Manchester Art Fair, in Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX from 19th – 21st November

‘Over Silbury Hill by Nicola Slattery

Susie Perring has been invited to have a work included in the Dry Red Press collection of RBA cards and the work is Winter Walkies:

‘Winter Walkies’ by Susie Perring

The M1 Gallery, at 20 Nelson Rd, London SE10 9JB has just opened the exhibition RBA: IN HARMONY featuring many of our artists, including:

This is on from 12 – 28th November 2021 and online here: https://m1fineart.com/exhibitions/77-rba-in-harmony-a-royal-society-of-british-artists-exhibition/overview/

The Russell Gallery at 12 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1JP, are preparing for their Mixed Christmas Show which will be open from:
2nd December – 5th February and which will include RBA members:

‘I had to Stare’ by Steven Outram

Goldmark Gallery, 14 Orange Street, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9SQ, have produced a wonderful catalogue of works by George Large, called:
‘The Exotica of the Ordinary’

And 4 documentaries about George can be found on their website:

I noticed some RBA members at the Discerning Eye Exhibition:

This exhibition is online from 21st Nov – 31st Dec:

News from some of our RBA RISING STARS …

But first … my apologies to Tedi Lena for mis-spelling his name in the last newsletter, however I have an opportunity to record it correctly now because …
Tedi Lena was shortlisted for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the year 2021 competition which was broadcast on the 13th October. His celebrity sitter loved Tedi’s work and bought it after the show!

Tedi Lena

Habib Hajalli has been busy as always …

Blaze Cyan has her etching in the late Summer Show at the Royal Academy:

‘Tisbury Woods’ by Blaze Cyan

Ethan Caflisch tells us that he has a collection of his new work showing at the Perish Trust in San Francisco https://www.theperishtrust.com/collections/art

‘In Green and Blue’ by Ethan Caflisch

Tara Versey, previously a Rome Scholarship winner, is showing a work inspired by her stay in Rome at the ‘Bow Open Show 2021′ at The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ, until December 19th.


‘Displacement – A Street in Rome’ by Tara Versey

Thomas Merrett was a finalist in the National Sculpture Prize and his work will be displayed for one year at the Broomhill Estate in Devon. He is creating a series of works called ‘Listener’ and one of these will be a large over life size sculpture for the outdoor group exhibition in the summer:

Thomas also has 3 small bronze sculptures and two prints in the Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries:

Other RISING STARS spotted in the Discerning Eye show were:

Ben Duax shared an exhibition of new work with 2 others in Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District & Arboretum in California. He exhibited prints with individual soundtracks.

Ben sits on the committee of the Butterbiggens Prize a bursary for Alumni of Scottish Art Schools [he attended Glasgow School of Art]        http://benduax.com/

Ruth Murray, Jackson’s painting prize 2020 winner, had a solo exhibition in October at the Bankley Gallery in Manchester.  It was called ‘The Green Ray’ and brought together a series of paintings she had been working on for the past 3 years.