Patron: Her Majesty the Queen

Honorary Member: HRH the Prince of Wales

Winners: Award Winning Artists 2020-2022

Award winning artists from the Federation’s art society annual exhibitions have been invited to exhibit new work in this special show, bringing together acclaimed artists from across the nation’s leading art societies.

This summer exhibition, the first of its kind on the gallery walls, spotlights artists whose works won the attention of our prize givers and selectors over the last two years.

Ann Blockley RI

Dartmoor Hawthorn by Ann Blockley RI
One of the paintings featured in the upcoming Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London
Winners / Award Winning Artists 2020-2022
27 July to 6 August
Full details at: mallgalleries.org.uk

“I   moved my studio near to Dartmoor recently. On an Autumn visit, I was immediately drawn to the scarlet’s of the ragged hawthorn trees on the moors which seemed particularly vivid this year.  It was a scurrying day full of texture and movement. I gathered some plant materials from the undergrowth around the shrub and used these to help create a textural background. I worked into this to develop the shape of the hawthorn as it blew in the gusty wind being careful not to be too literal. After all, a hawthorn is, in fairy lore, a tree of enchantment and magic, especially when alone in the landscape.  My aim was to capture some of this magic in my painting.”