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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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Curzon Cinema fundraiser and RWA Open

The Curzon Cinema is one of my favourite places to visit so it’s been great to be invited to help raise funds for repairs by painting a roof tile for auction. There are some amazing works already up on the Art in the Tiles page including several from the Aardman studio who are great supporters of the Curzon.

I think I’m right in saying it’s the world’s oldest continuously running cinema having opened in 1912, every visit is an event.

One of my most memorable Curzon memories a few years back was broadening my young kids mind by taking them to see a silent film screening complete with live organ accompaniment. What a change from all those Hollywood kids films I thought. I knew that Nosferatu was a classic “vampyre” film and hadn’t seen it before myself, as the story unfolded I grew increasingly uneasy about my idea. The level of tension and terror exceeded my expectations of what a 1920’s silent film could manage, my squirming grew as a lynch mob chased Nosferatu along the dark city streets. I won’t spoil the plot but my kids did survive the experience. Hence the dark theme of my tile.


The Art on the Tiles auction will take place on eBay, starting on Sunday 1 December and finishing on Sunday 8 December. I’ll be dropping off my tile there tonight when I go there to see Monos very shortly [edit. Crikey Monos was intense but a must see and the soundscape was unique].

The RWA Open Exhibition is always a joy and that’s coming to a close on the 1st of December. It’s particularly colourful this year and I’m lucky enough to have my portrait of Andrew Hardwick RWA hanging in a great spot near the entrance in the same space as some of his paintings. Get along while you still can.


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  1. £480.65 raised for Black Nore Lighthouse during N. Som. Artweek Leave a reply
  2. Open Studio weekends coming up in May Leave a reply
  3. Clifton Exhibition closes and Clevedon opens Leave a reply
  4. Where are you going to go this weekend? Leave a reply
  5. Over the hump in 2018 Leave a reply
  6. On view in Clifton, Bath Society of Artists and the Mall Galleries this weekend Leave a reply
  7. March at the Mall Galleries Leave a reply
  8. Thanks for your support in 2017 Leave a reply
  9. Lido Cafe Exhibition Opens Friday Leave a reply
  10. Opportunities to see my paintings near and far 2 Replies
  11. RWA Open Exhibition and back to Cornwall Leave a reply
  12. Marina Painting this Weekend (5-6th Aug) and my Summer Painting Tour of Britain 2 Replies
  13. Say Hello BS9 arts trail, Wave Goodbye N. Somerset Arts Week. Leave a reply
  14. Final weekend of my Open Studio Leave a reply
  15. My Open Studio Weekends in Portishead Leave a reply
  16. Clifton Suspension Bridge and More Leave a reply
  17. Selected for ING Discerning Eye for Third Year Leave a reply
  18. Another Lido show last weekend of November Leave a reply
  19. Portishead Lido show up and running Leave a reply
  20. Group Show at the Lido Cafe in Portishead & more Leave a reply
  21. In Bristol, Clevedon and Wells this month… Leave a reply
  22. Somerset Levels 2 Replies
  23. Everything has gone green 3 Replies
  24. Currently Exhibiting in Bristol and Bath Leave a reply
  25. To Hail and Back, a painting trip to Cornwall 3 Replies
  26. Mother and Welsh Dresser / Mam a’r Seld Leave a reply
  27. 2015 round up Leave a reply
  28. ROI and the Taylor Wessing Exhibitions 1 Reply
  29. Once Again Selected for ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London Leave a reply
  30. Another successful Portrait Course Leave a reply
  31. RWA Open Exhibition and the last chance in Clifton Village Leave a reply
  32. Currently exhibiting in… Leave a reply
  33. Update on Clifton Arts Club Open Leave a reply
  34. Clifton Arts Club Open Exhibition Leave a reply
  35. Eira Price Sketches Comments Off on Eira Price Sketches
  36. Art Challenge Wales Plein Air Portcawl Leave a reply
  37. Exhibiting in Bristol and Portishead Leave a reply
  38. Bank Holiday visit to Wales 2 Replies
  39. The Sun has set on N. Som. Arts Week 2015 Leave a reply
  40. My studio is open again tomorrow, Sat 9th and Sun 10th #NSAW #Venue10 2 Replies
  41. North Somerset Arts Week, Venue 10 in Portishead. Price, Sergeant, Lilley Leave a reply
  42. Paintings by Richard Sergeant also available at my Open Studio #NSAW15 #Venue10 Leave a reply
  43. Open Studio – Bank Hol Weekend Leave a reply
  44. The Sea Can Be Turquoise? Leave a reply
  45. Double Art – End of term life class report Leave a reply
  46. Chilly #pleinair #painting from #batterypoint #portishead 3 Replies
  47. Preview of North Somerset Arts Week Brochure entry for my open studio #NSAW Leave a reply
  48. Recent Oil Portrait Sketches Leave a reply
  49. Tools of trade #painting #art #portishead Leave a reply