In 1989, in a conversation at the Chelsea Arts Club, with Peter Peterson RBA, Sandra Pepys (then chair of the Society of Landscape Painters), Dennis Gilbert NEAC, Cinzia Bonada RBA and others it was mentioned that many of them often painted small scale works and that it would be good idea if there were a forum for exhibiting such works. The potential membership was discussed and a shortlist of names agreed on and the Small Paintings Society - subsequently renamed the Small Paintings Group - was founded.
Membership consists of a maximum of 35 artists, many of whom also belong to other exhibiting societies - NEAC, RWS, RBA and others - and of course paint on a much larger scale as well. The paintings exhibited with the SPG are limited to 12" by 12" or 144 square inches in area and may be in any medium.
This is an online-only exhibition showcasing new work produced by our members prior to and during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.
Tom Coates RWS PPNEAC RP PPPS will also be exhibiting some of his earlier work as an invited artist.
Works can be purchased by online reservation on our website.
Visit our 'Members in Lockdown' page where you will find some words and photos from our members while they work in isolation during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown.
The Small Paintings Group are currently exhibiting with other artists at the Geedon Gallery in Fingringhoe, Essex during the spring and summer. The exhibition has been extended and now continues until the 1st of September.
15th June: The gallery is now open and is large enough to accomodate social distancing.
Works can be purchased by contacting the gallery directly or by online reservation on our website.