Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Brian Ryder Elected to the ROI

I am delighted to say that one of our favourite artists, Brian Ryder,  has been elected as an Associate Member  of the Royal Institure of Oil Painting. Brian, who is based in the delightful North Norfolk coastal town of Wells Next The Sea, has spent the last year as  provisional member  of the ROI.

Here's some background on Brian:

Brian turned professional in 1993 to pursue a life in painting and teaching, following a long career in Architecture. The demands for his teaching skills grew and he has been teaching for 35 years, and running courses in Britain, together with painting holidays in many parts of Europe. Italy is his preference. In 2011 he will be returning to his favourite haunt in Venice.
Brian paints in most media, but all nearly always landscape based, sometimes abstracts but more impressionist and atmospheric oils being his choice approach, media and style of work, but often using pen and wash on location.

He has exhibited in many galleries in East Anglia, the Cotswolds and London where he held a one- man show of abstract landscapes in 2002. All four of his submitted oils were accepted  from 2008 to 2010 for the R.O.I. exhibition at The Mall Gallery and he was then offered Provisional membership of the R.O.I. for 2010.
Brian has written a numberof books on painting and featured in several teaching DVDs. Here;'s the trailer for his latest.
Brians greatest love is his oil painting and is over the moon with his achievement with the R.O.I. and feels this association with them is the greatest achievement  he has had since his first “real” oil painting some 45 years ago. Originally from North London Brian now lives in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Here are some examples of his recent work.

Find our more about Brian on his web site:


  1. Congratulations to Brian and all those that got elected, WELL DESERVED. Brian is a mine of productivity and talent!!!

  2. I wholeheartedly agree, Adebanji!