The Fellowship of Professional & Amateur Artists holds an annual summer exhibition, when FPAA members are invited to submit examples of their work for public display and appraisal by an external assessor.

Since 2007 entries to the FPAA's annual exhibition have been judged by David Rafer BA (Hons), PhD.

2016 Summer exhibition

The 2016 Exhibition of the FPAA was held at Wellingborough Museum from Saturday 31st July to Saturday 6th August. The publicity prior to the event was particularly good this year - thanks to Jaqui Tomlin - with articles in the Evening Telegraph and Nene Valley News. The preview on Friday 29th July was well supported, with the Mayor and Mayoress attending and very much enjoying the evening. Our external assessor Dr David Rafer was also there, after spending so much of his time on the critique and evaluation of the paintings.

Congratulations to all prize winners - and indeed, to all who exhibited their work; there was a wonderful wealth of talent on display. The standard is reaching new heights and this was confirmed to me by members of another painting group in Northamptonshire. They had been visiting other exhibitions in the county and considered the FPAA's to be of a superior standard.

Many, many thanks to all FPAA members who have yet again worked so hard to make a successful exhibition. I wish you all great inspiration to create first class paintings.

Jean Daker FFPAA
FPAA Chair

Download David Rafer's review of the exhibition

Awards and commendations

Best in Show

Robert Pearce for No 84 ‘Banks of Green Willow, Wellingborough’ (oil on canvas).
Robert Pearce: 'Banks of Green Willow, Wellingborough'; (oil on canvas)   Runner up
Tim Hagan for No 28 ‘Fallen Tree, Dartmoor’.
Tim Hagan: ‘Fallen Tree, Dartmoor’

Visitors' Choice

John Black for No. 12, 'Fall of Lucifer'
(oil on canvas).

John Black: 'The Fall of Lucifer' (oil on canvas)



The Patricia Glen Memorial Prize
Annette Sykes for No 113 ‘In the Leaf Litter’

Annette Sykes: ‘In the Leaf Litter’ (linocut)

  The Peter Jenkyns Memorial Prize
Jean Daker for No 21 ‘Autumn at Rushden Lakes’

Jean Daker: ‘Autumn at Rushden Lakes’ (oil)

The Vivien Schofield Memorial Prize
David A Hunt for No 43 ‘Winterton’
(felt pen & wash).

David A Hunt: ‘Winterton’ (felt pen & wash)

  The Celia Hanbury Memorial Prize
Elsie Merris-Osborne for No 68 ‘Man of the Forest’

Elsie Merris-Osborne: ‘Man of the Forest’ (oil)

The Maureen Lynn Memorial Award
David C Hunt for No 44 ‘A Spring Bouquet’

David C Hunt: ‘A Spring Bouquet’ (pastel)

  Founders Award
Ray Roadnight for No 103 ‘Jonathan’

Ray Roadnight: ‘Jonathan’ (oil)

Best in category

Best Entry for a Young Member
Harriet Sykes for No 115 ‘Wolf!’
(charcoal & pencil).
  Harriet Sykes: 'Wolf!' (charcoal & pencil)
Best Drawing
Paul Hill for No 37 ‘Portrait’
  Paul Hill: ‘Portrait’ (pencil)
Best Textile
Dorothy McGuire for No 61 ‘Peacock’
(mixed media).
  Dorothy McGuire: ‘Peacock’ (mixed media)
Best Mixed Media
Margaret Finch for No 25 ‘Woodland Openings’
  Margaret Finch: ‘Woodland Openings’ (acrylic)
Best Life Study
Neil Pengelly for No 87 ‘Night-crawl’
  Neil Pengelly: ‘Night-crawl’ (charcoal)
Best Portrait
John Taylor for No 116 ‘Selfie Three’
  John Taylor: ‘Selfie Three’ (acrylic)
Best Pastel
Graham Plant for No 93 ‘Portrait'
Best Watercolour
David Miles for No 70 ‘The Watchers’
Best Acrylic
Marion Smart for No 105 ‘Lipizzaner Horses’
  Marion Smart: ‘Lipizzaner Horses’ (acrylic)
Best Oil
Alan Goodman for No 27 ‘Winter in Irchester Park’
  Alan Goodman: ‘Winter in Irchester Park’ (oil)

Highly Commended

Stella Benford No. 8, ‘Moonlight Corrugations’ (mixed collage)
Michael Peachey No. 82 ‘A Bit Choppy’ (oil)
John Walton No. 122, ‘Seascape, Triptych’ (oil)
Dawne Harpin No. 33, 'Eye Grayn (oil)
Craig Liam White No. 128, ‘Iceland’ (oil on canvas)
Marleen Snee No. 112, ‘The King’ (pastel)


Brenda McKetty No 66, ‘Just Looking’ (acrylic)
Allan McIntosh No. 64, ‘Elephantus Bambus’ (acrylic)
Carol Alderman No. 2 ‘Cardinal Lory’ (acrylic)
Jill Smith No. 108, ‘Tulips in Amsterdam’ (acrylic)
Michael McGuire No. 63, ‘Marble Bust’ (acrylic)
Sue Tomlin No 120, ‘Boris Badger’ (pastel)
Stuart Cooper No. 20, ‘Still Life, Dried Flower’ (pencil, coloured pencil & chalk)
Brian Mutton No. 74, ‘Split Rock’ (acrylic)
Jacqui Tomlin No. 119, ‘Deer Friends’ (acrylic)
Helen Olden No. 76, 'Nigella Seedpods' (watercolour)
Lin Hunt No. 46, ‘Secret Snowdon’ (oil)
Juliet Illsley No. 48, 'Hydrangea' (acrylic)
Ray Carter No. 18. ‘Landscape, Dalwood Devon’ (oil)




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