welcome to contemporary british painting…

‘Contemporary British Painting’ is an artist led organisiation which explores and promotes current trends in British painting through group exhibitions, talks, publications and the donation of paintings to art museums.

We are currently curating the show ‘Contemporary Masters from Britain’ which opens in Nanjing, China in October 2017 and collaborating with Paintings in Hospitals on a show in the Menier Gallery, London in June. In addition we are working with Westminster Art Library on a series of monthly reading groups held on the first Friday of each month and a programme of intimate group shows which explore ideas around the relevance of painting in the digital age at the crypt, St. Marylebone (just a 4 min walk from Baker St. tube). 

Our members represent some of the most exciting emerging and award winning painting in the UK today and include European Sovereign Painters Prize winner Susan Gunn, Pollock-Krasner awardee Kelly Jayne, East London Painting Prize winner Nathan Eastwood, John Moores Prize winner Nicholas Middleton, British Academy awardee James Quin, Birtle Prize winner Simon Burton, Venice Biennale exhibitors Marguerite Horner and Phil Illingworth and Griffin Prize exhibitor Matthew Krishanu.

Membership is by invitation only.

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Advisory BOARD

David Ainley
Marco Cali
Susan Gunn
Matthew Krishanu
Paula MacArthur
Ruth Philo
Freya Purdue
Judy Tucker

Honorary Chair of the External Advisory BOARD

Michael Peppiatt

External Advisory BOARD

John Bernasconi
Ros Black
Katherine April Caddy
Tony Casement
Emma Connolly
Sophie Cummings
Jeff Dennis
Fleur Donnelly-Jackson
The Revd. Canon Stephen Evans
Professor Rebecca Fortnum
Ruth Gamble
Amanda Geitner
Robert Hall
Silvie Jacobi
Andrew Lambirth
Jessica Litherland
Paul O’Kane
Ruth Robinson
Ally Seabrook
Stephen Snoddy
Dr Lisa Wade
Helen Watson
John Wallett
Jessica Wood
Anthony Wooding


John Wallett

Simon Carter

Robert Priseman