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Ian, an RWA, Mall Galleries and Holburne Portrait Prize exhibited artist also paints the Portishead coastline.
ian price art – artist painting portraits and landscapes in oil paints from portishead near bristol UK
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Selected for ING Discerning Eye for Third Year

I’m very proud to share that I’ve had a painting selected for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition in London for the third year in succession. My selected work is an oil painting of a peat black ploughed field from a weekend on the Somerset Levels in the Spring.

The Discerning Eye annual exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. This gives the impression of six individually curated exhibitions with separate personalities. They always have a “celebrity” collector, this year it is Celia Imrie. It’s alway interesting to see who has picked your work and how it fits in on their wall.

It was originally supported by the late Brian Sewell who thought that small works were often overlooked in the art market.

Here is this years work along with my previous submissions and private view photos. (Note to self, work harder to avoid appalling glare in photos!)


Click the links for the posts about the 2015 and 2014 exhibitions.

It’s well worth a visit if you are in London but if you can’t make it then don’t forget that you can see my work at the Portishead Lido cafe again in a few weeks from the 25-27th of November. I’ll be exhibiting again with the Portishead Arts group.

The 2016  Discerning Eye Exhibition will be open from Thursday 17 November until Sunday 27 November, between 10am and 5pm daily, at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1, just to be clear that I’m not talking about a Bristol shopping centre. Admission will be free and all the works will be for sale.

  1. Another Lido show last weekend of November Leave a reply
  2. Portishead Lido show up and running Leave a reply
  3. Group Show at the Lido Cafe in Portishead & more Leave a reply
  4. In Bristol, Clevedon and Wells this month… Leave a reply
  5. Somerset Levels 2 Replies
  6. Everything has gone green 3 Replies
  7. Currently Exhibiting in Bristol and Bath Leave a reply
  8. To Hail and Back, a painting trip to Cornwall 3 Replies
  9. Mother and Welsh Dresser / Mam a’r Seld Leave a reply
  10. 2015 round up Leave a reply
  11. ROI and the Taylor Wessing Exhibitions 1 Reply
  12. Once Again Selected for ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London Leave a reply
  13. Another successful Portrait Course Leave a reply
  14. RWA Open Exhibition and the last chance in Clifton Village Leave a reply
  15. Currently exhibiting in… Leave a reply
  16. Update on Clifton Arts Club Open Leave a reply
  17. Clifton Arts Club Open Exhibition Leave a reply
  18. Eira Price Sketches Comments Off on Eira Price Sketches
  19. Art Challenge Wales Plein Air Portcawl Leave a reply
  20. Exhibiting in Bristol and Portishead Leave a reply
  21. Bank Holiday visit to Wales 2 Replies
  22. The Sun has set on N. Som. Arts Week 2015 Leave a reply
  23. My studio is open again tomorrow, Sat 9th and Sun 10th #NSAW #Venue10 2 Replies
  24. North Somerset Arts Week, Venue 10 in Portishead. Price, Sergeant, Lilley Leave a reply
  25. Paintings by Richard Sergeant also available at my Open Studio #NSAW15 #Venue10 Leave a reply
  26. Open Studio – Bank Hol Weekend Leave a reply
  27. The Sea Can Be Turquoise? Leave a reply
  28. Double Art – End of term life class report Leave a reply
  29. Chilly #pleinair #painting from #batterypoint #portishead 3 Replies
  30. Preview of North Somerset Arts Week Brochure entry for my open studio #NSAW Leave a reply
  31. Recent Oil Portrait Sketches Leave a reply
  32. Tools of trade #painting #art #portishead Leave a reply
  33. Have a Very Berry Christmas! Leave a reply
  34. Clevedon pop up gallery is going well and a new spot in Bristol Leave a reply
  35. A new pop up gallery is opening in Clevedon Leave a reply
  36. I’ve been selected for the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. Opens tomorrow. Leave a reply
  37. Recent #oilportraits – everythings gone grey Leave a reply
  38. Sadly the Andrew James #oilpainting #portrait #course is over for another year. #bristol #portishead Leave a reply
  39. A #Clevedon #pleinair #painting round-up Leave a reply
  40. A new modernist direction? #painting #isitart Leave a reply
  41. Loved Clevedon Art Club Private view last night #clevedon Leave a reply
  42. Holiday Snaps from Brittany #pleinair Leave a reply
  43. Severn Bridges from Portbury Wharf, Portishead. Leave a reply
  44. Clifton Arts Club Open exhibition starts this week in #bristol Leave a reply
  45. Mam #oil #portrait #aging #oldage Leave a reply
  46. Kenneth Clarke Civilisation @tatebritain Leave a reply
  47. Great to chat to so many people @biggreenweek yesterday Leave a reply
  48. Exhibiting paintings in #bristolsbiggreenweek on Sat 21st June Leave a reply
  49. Forgot to post this photo of #pleinair #seascape #painting in situ last week Leave a reply