All posts by Jean Dollimore

Barbican Library Nov 2018

Drawing London at the Barbican Library 

“Bartholomew Fayre – All of London is There”

Friday 30 November – Saturday 22 December 2018 

Drawing London is a group of artist friends keen to explore the vibrant life and colour of London. We meet every month to sketch and paint in familiar and lesser known areas of London such as Leadenhall Market, Covent Garden ,  Southbank, Greenwich etc.  Our members’ work is often exhibited in Mall Galleries , Menier, Pallant Gallery , St Martin-in-the-Fields, Lloyds, Morden Hall and through our own group exhibitions, most recently at the UCLH Street Gallery.  Our next show, just before Christmas 2018, is at Barbican Library. Entitled ‘Bartholomew Fayre – All of London is there’, we celebrate 400 years of that raucous celebration of London life, and our 18 years of painting joyfully together. Come and see our work 30 November – 22 December 2018 at Barbican Library EC2Y 8DS

Featured image: Dancing over All of London by Bill Aldridge

Steve’s abstract at Tate Staff Exhibition

Inside Job: A Tate Staff Exhibition

Level 6 of Tate Modern’s Blavatnik Building.

Saturday 7th April, 10:00 – 22:00 Sunday 8th April, 10:00 – 18:00

Steve has an abstract painting in a very brief, but interesting art show at Tate Modern during the second weekend in April.

The submission was open to all staff and volunteers working for Tate on all four sites and so the idea is to showcase the artistic talents hidden within the organisation. I’m sure it’s going to be a very varied and fascinating show.

See Guardian online Review

Meetings 2018

This page is for images of drawings and paintings made by the members of our group at each of our meeting places during the year 2018. Roll your mouse over the thumbnail images to find out the month, location and author of each one. Or click on an image to see an enlargement and then view all of the enlarged images one by one.

Andrew wins 1st Prize at Windsor painting event

Andrew recently won 1st prize at the 2017 Windsor and Eton En Plein Air painting event.  Participants had to paint a scene within the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Impressions from Engine Court, Windsor Castle

Andrew’s picture is shown here, a 24 x 30″ acrylic on canvas called ‘Impressions from Engine Court, Windsor Castle’.

The 1st prize painting is presented to HM The Queen, to become part of her collection.



Marion at ‘Not the Royal Academy’

Marion says:

The Llewellyn Alexander Gallery accepted three pictures from me this year for their annual ‘Not the Royal Academy” exhibition, and when Jillian phoned to tell me which they had chosen, she made a point of saying “Oh, we want the London ones!”, so good news for us all, I guess!

The exhibition started on June 13th and my “Embankment” painting sold on the first day hurrah!  No news since then, but I’m still crossing my fingers for another sale (or two!) before the exhibition ends August 19th

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Andrew at the Buxton Spa Prize

Andrew took part in the Buxton Spa Prize 2017 painting event.  The exhibition of participants’ work is on at the Green Man Gallery, Buxton, Derbyshire until 31st July.

The image shown is one of Andrew’s two pictures in the exhibition, a watercolour of the interior of St. Anne’s Church, Buxton.