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Archive for 2020

‘Return to the great outdoors’

Posted on: August 25th, 2020
In recent weeks the Wappers have started venturing out again. On August 12th some of us were at Cadogan Pier, Cheyne Walk – with thanks for their kind invitation to Simon Rutter and Albyns Ltd – looking for some shade on the hottest day of the year! Paintings can be seen on our Facebook page.
Geoff Hunt and John Killens at Cadogan Pier (photo courtesy Connie Habershon, Cadogan Pier)
GH & JK Cadogan Pier

Three new Wappers!

Posted on: August 6th, 2020

At the 2020 AGM last week, the Wapping Group elected three new members  – we are proud to welcome them on board. They send the following short biographical notes together with photos which they will probably come to regret! Very best wishes to all three, and we look forward to many years of painting together.

Andy Lee

I studied at Watford College, then worked in the printing industry for a number of years, painting and sketching in any spare time available. After the industry moved into the computer age (which left me cold),  I left ‘the print’ and have painted full time since. I work mainly in oil and watercolour, and enjoy all subjects, marine, landscape, architecture, still life, and even the odd portrait. I’ve exhibited with the RSMA and the RI.

Robbie Murdoch

Robbie trained as a Dental Surgeon at Guy’s Hospital and has been painting all his life.  Since retirement in 2008 he has studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and now concentrates on painting both plein air and portraiture.  He has frequently  exhibited with the ROI and the RSMA.

Chris Robinson

An architect who has painted all his life, in particular watercolours where he finds the spontaneity of the medium well suited for painting outdoors. He lives in close proximity to the Thames at Kew, enjoys painting the river, and has won local and national awards for his work.


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Andy Lee

Chris Robinson painting by the river in the Dordogne










Chris Robinson

Robbie Murdoch













Robbie Murdoch



‘Painting London and its river in lockdown’

Posted on: April 23rd, 2020

The Group’s 2020 painting programme started as usual on 22nd April. But in these days of the coronavirus we’re not setting up any easels on the riverside – instead, we’re working in the studio to make our paintings of each week’s location. You can follow us every week on Facebook or Instagram, beginning this week with a virtual visit – in the sunshine, of course – to Putney.

Evenings training, Putney by Roger Dellar

Evening training, Putney 20x16


‘See the 2020 exhibition here’

Posted on: March 16th, 2020

The annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries is now closed, but you can still enjoy the whole show online and arrange to buy from here – see the link on this page. A first for the Wapping Group!

The 2020 show is now on the website!

Posted on: March 11th, 2020

If you can’t get along to the exhibition, you can now see the all the paintings in the 2020 show on our website and arrange to buy from there. And if you plan to visit in person, don’t forget that this year the show includes an extra day, Sunday 15th March (until 4pm).

Click here to view the exhibition

Wapping Group PV 2020


‘The Wapping Group’s 74th Annual Exhibition 2020’

Posted on: February 5th, 2020

‘The Wapping Challenge 2020’ Art Evening Event

Join us for an Open Evening on Thursday 12th March between 6 to 8pm. We’ve called it the ‘Wapping Challenge’. Though this will take place indoors, it’s actually the same thing we do all the time outdoors: some artists taking on the same subject in their own styles and using different media. And just like when we work outdoors, we’re doing it live, real-time, in front of spectators and passers-by, and it can all go horribly wrong! The brave up-front artists this time will be John Killens (Watercolour/Pastel), John Walsom (oils), and Derek Daniels (Acrylic).

If you can’t usually get here during the day, this evening event is also an ideal opportunity to see the rest of the annual exhibition at the Gallery. 

Admission free.

Please click on the link below to see a selection of paintings from our 2020 Annual Exhibition!