Thursday, 8 December 2011

Roger Jones wins the Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award at the ROI

We are pleased to be able to congratulate our own, Roger Jones for winning the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award for outstanding oil painting.  The painting that won the prize was Roger's Shrimp Fishermen, Morecombe Bay.

The award was presented to Roger by Michael Portillo at the exhibition's preview on 6th December.

Roger says he was inspired by the times when he worked with these fishermen on a film series he helped produce and direct about the natural history of the British Isles. The programmed called, The Living Isles was presented by Julian Pettifer.

 You can see Roger's painting and many other artist's work at the Royal Institute of Oil Paintings annual exhibition which will be taking place from 7th - 18th December at the Mall Galleries, London.

Shrimp Fisherman, Morecombe Bay - Roger Jones