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Piers Feetham Gallery - The SPG Annual London Exhibition

The Small Paintings Group annual London exhibition will be on show at Piers Feetham Gallery from December to February 2021 with a break for Christmas and New Year.

3rd to 23rd December 2020
12th January to 6th February 2021

Piers Feetham Gallery
475 Fulham Road
London SW6 1HL
020 7381 3031

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Works can be purchased by contacting the gallery directly or by online reservation on our website.

December 2020

Members Working under Lockdown

Some words and photos from our members while they work in isolation during the first 2020 COVID-19 lockdown.

June 2020

Virtual Exhibition 2020, New Work by our Members

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.

June 2020

Geedon Gallery Summer Exhibition 2020

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.

Due to the current circumstances the gallery is operating as an online gallery only, but can be visited by appointment by contacting the owner on 01206729334 or 07901918046. The gallery will reopen for visitors on the 15th of June. COVID-19 protocols will be in place at the gallery for your safety.

March 2020

Ann Heat

Congratulations to Ann Heat for being presented with the President's Award for 'Chamomile and Cup' at the Guilford Art Society's 2019 Autumn Exhibition at West Horsley Place

November 2019

Ronald Morgan ( 1936 - 2019 )

It is with regret that we must report the death of Ronald Morgan RBA ROI who passed away on the 31st August 2019.

Ronald was a wonderful figurative painter and was always there to support the SPG with his presence at social gatherings and private views. He will be greatly missed.

September 2019

Ronald Morgan RBA ROI

Ronald has been chosen as the next recipient of the Whistler Medal at the recent RBA 2019 exhibition at Mall Galleries

The Whistler Medal is awarded to a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, who has been chosen by his or her peers. Ronald will receive the medal, £500, a double page spread in the RBA 2020 exhibition catalogue and have numerous works on show in that exhibition.

May 2019

Christopher Hall ( 1930 - 2016 ) Italian Retrospective

A retrospective of past member Christopher Hall's extensive work in and around Recanati in Italy is scheduled to run from Saturday 20th July until Sunday 11th August 2019. It will be held at the Galleria Spazio Cultura Art, a beautiful high-vaulted medieval cellar recently converted to serve as an excellent exhibition space, in the via Roma in Recanati.

The exhibition is expected to showcase about 75 oil paintings of Italian landscapes and street scenes, alongside numerous working sketches and photographs from the 1950s to the early 21st century.

Exhibition dates...
20th July until the 11th of August 2019

May 2019

Peter Kelly ( 1931 - 2019 )

Peter Kelly sadly passed away on the 17th of April 2019. He was a long standing member of the group, a good friend to those who knew him and a very fine painter. He will be much missed. Our thoughts go out to Brenda his wife.

April 2019

Barbara Richardson - Island Fine Arts

Barbara Richardson will be exhibiting at Island Fine Arts in Chichester during December 2018.

Exhibition dates...
5th to the 31st of December 2018

Island Fine Arts
12 Southgate
West Sussex
PO19 1ES


October 2018

Louise Diggle - Indian Summer and Other Travels

Louise Diggle has an exhibition, "Indian Summer and Other Travels" at Piers Feetham Gallery.

Exhibition dates...
11th to the 15th of August 2018

Piers Feetham Gallery
475 Fulham Road
London SW6 1HL


July 2018

Linda Sutton - The Opera Tarot

In 2012, I began a deck of tarot cards, all on opera. I wanted every painting to have an appropriate situation or person in opera, fulfilling the meaning of each tarot card. Hopefully, I have managed to include most of the major operatic composers. The writer Philip Carr-Gomm has accompanied my deck, with a brilliant and erudite text.

Containing 80 tarot cards (including two alternatives) measuring 13x9cms, printed on 350gms card. Each painting printed in full colour, depicting a person or situation in opera. 2 books with meanings and explanations. One in English, the other translated into Italian.

This is a high quality deck, with an outer slip- case case approximately 14x10.5x6cms. Rose-gold leaf writing on inner and outer boxes. Rose-gold edges to cards and backs. Some tarot paintings include historic or living opera singers.

This edition, signed and numbered by the artist, is limited to 1000 copies.

Price UK £65 each. Postage & packing to a UK address: £5 for one or more copies.

Europe €80 each. Postage & packing to Europe: 20 euros for one or more copies. 8 copies or more will be sent carriage free, worldwide.

For orders or enquiries, please email: bumcat@gmail.com


July 2018

Richard Sorrell - Bankside Gallery

This exhibition of paintings by RWS Past President Richard Sorrell is dedicated to the cause of 'Exit from Brexit'.

Exhibition dates...
24th to the 27th of July 2018

Bankside Gallery
Thames Riverside
48 Hopton Street
London SE1 9JH

June 2018

Christopher Hall ( 1930 - 2016 ) - Retrospective

A Christopher Hall retrospective exhibition will be held at the West Berkshire Museum in Newbury in June. The exhibition will be looking at his life and work. This will be the last time his work will be exhibited together before being sold off.

Exhibition dates...
6th of June to the 1st of July 2018

West Berkshire Museum
The Wharf
Newbury RG14 5AS

May 2018

William Packer

William Packer has an exhibition, 'Recent Still Lifes & Other Thoughts' at Piers Feetham Gallery.

Exhibition dates...
19th April to the 12th of May 2018

Piers Feetham Gallery
475 Fulham Road
London SW6 1HL

April 2018

Roy Pettitt ( 1930 - 2017 )

Roy Pettitt sadly passed away on the 23rd December 2017. He will be deeply missed by artist friends that have had the pleasure of meeting and working with Roy on many painting trips worldwide. His quirky, full of colour small paintings full of beach revellers and playing dogs are widely sought after.

December 2017

Ken Howard Opening the 2017 Small Paintings Group Exhibition at Piers Feetham Gallery

This is a 7 minute video of Ken opening the exhibition. He starts with some quotes about small paintings from the book "A Free House!" by Walter Richard Sickert and then continues with a few anecdotes of his own.

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December 2017

Anne Wright’s paintings of Calabria

London artist Anne Wright, who has captivated her followers by painting evocative scenes from Greek islands and other fondly-appreciated localities, has turned her attention to the Italian region of Calabria – to one of its small historic towns, to be precise. A week’s stay in the month of May, at the invitation of a friend whose portrait she once painted, in the hilltop settlement of Belmonte, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, led her to sketch intently, ready to work up the images back in her studio...

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July 2017

Ronald Morgan Interviewed in the Studio at his Flat in Bow

This is my portrait of Ronald Morgan in the studio at his flat in Bow where I visited him recently. Ronald has lived the batchelor life in an attractive art deco block of flats in Bow for forty years and it is furnished as if he had only just moved in, yet the piles of discarded sketches which litter the floor of his quiet studio at the rear of the building more than testify to his prodigious output in this time...

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July 2017

Linda Sutton

Linda Sutton is exhibiting at Piers Feetham Gallery in October. The exhibition is entitled 'OPERA'.

Exhibition dates...
6th to the 22nd of October 2016

Piers Feetham Gallery
475 Fulham Road
London SW6 1HL

September 2016

Renowned Painter and Former Newbury Mayor Christopher Hall has Died

RESPECTED artist and former mayor of Newbury Christopher Hall has died at the age of 85. The popular painter died last Thursday following complications from a fall at his Newbury home. He is survived by his wife Maria, their three sons Robert, Anthony and Andrew and eight grandchildren. Mr Hall had lived in the area most of his life and had gained a reputation both as a talented oil painter and a keen political activist...

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August 2016

Prowess of The Small Paintings Group on Display at Piers Feetham Gallery, Chelsea

From the high notes of the opera house to the polar High North, the subject matter singled out by individual artists for the January-February 2016 exhibition of The Small Paintings Group ranges far and wide. This has ever been so. The group has thrived on its talented members’ blissful freedom of conceptualisation and their dedication and diligence since its inaugural show in 1991...

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February 2016

Moving On: Caroline McAdam Clark’s Compelling Paintings Inspired by Her Road Trip through Arizona and New Mexico

Welcome to New Mexico, said the road sign as Caroline McAdam Clark – an artist based in London and Suffolk – and a Los Angeles friend motored in a shiny red Nissan hire car across the high-desert plain dominated by the dramatic peak of Shiprock. As they had done three years earlier, in 2013 the two women had driven across Arizona...

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May 2014

Santorini Turns on its Magic

Anne Wright has renewed reason to appreciate the magical atmosphere of Santorini, the beautiful island 200km southeast of the Greek mainland. The London artist, whose latest exhibition includes nine paintings from her trip to the southern Aegean Sea in September 2013, has returned to tell a story of amazing happenstance. While she has travelled to the island many times, she still discovers new villages – and on this occasion, as always, set about her sketching with gusto...

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March 2014

Drawing and Dance: The Fine Lines in the Artistic Career of London Painter Cinzia Bonada

Fascinations with ballet (in her youth she caught the approving eye of Dame Margot Fonteyn), and with the relatively free style of Greek dancing, and with painting, especially portraiture, have emblazoned the career of Cinzia Bonada. Resident in the London borough of Richmond upon Thames, Cinzia is best known now as a successful exhibitor...

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August 2013

London Artist Linda Sutton brings the Thrill of the Opera House to the Canvas

London artist Linda Sutton conducts – with paint brushes rather than batton – a lyrical reading of the the world’s greatest operas. In a series of fresh and melodious paintings, a constellation of stars floats elegantly on to her stage. Four of her new works are in the Small Paintings Group exhibition at the Russell Gallery, Lower Richmond Road, Putney, until June 8 2013. All members of the Group submit up to four paintings each, and the show has 100 modest (in scale but not execution) works in total...

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May 2013

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