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.
Three of our members, Ann Heat RBA, Salliann Putnam NEAC RWS and Jacqueline Taber RBA are participating in the 20th Anniversary Spring Exhibition at Geedon Gallery.
27th March to 11th April and then by appointment until the 15th of May.
Several of our members are showing at the Russell Gallery in an exhibition of works by The Royal Society of British Artists.
13th May to 5th June.