Paul Riley CV & Exhibitions

  • 1960 Exhibited at the Royal Academy; the youngest painter at the time to be accepted.
  • 1961 First one man exhibition – Richmond Hill Gallery
  • Second one man exhibition – Richmond Hill Gallery –
  • Won Elizabeth T Greenshields Award – Canada
  • 1970-9 Worked in Architecture and carried out various commissions including murals for Battle Hospital – Reading,
  • Firth Brown Steelworks-Sheffield and St Frehmunds Church – Dunstable.
  • 1980-4 Set up his own studios and art school in Devon, Coombe Farm Studios and lectured part time in local art schools in Plymouth and Torquay
  • 1984-6 Various exhibitions of watercolours, woodcuts and engravings locally, and in London, Lymington and Henley.
  • 1986 Two man show at London Contemporary Art with Andras Kaldor.
  • 1987 One man show, Century Gallery -Henley on Thames – Group show Solent Gallery Lymington and Ancaster Marina – Cowes
  • 1988 Royal Institute of British Painters in Watercolours – Annual Exhibition Royal Watercolour Society – Annual exhibition.
  • Mixed show – Anna Mei Chadwick – London
  • One man exhibition – Amalgam Art Gallery – London
  • 1989 Group show Wykeham Gallery – Hampshire and Coombe Farm Studios.
  • 1990 One man show – Chris Beetles Gallery – St James’- London.
  • Publication of ‘Flower Painting’ – Broadcast Books
  • Reprinted 10 times, twice also in paperback. Published also U.S.A. by Northlight books, Hardback.
  • 1991 Publication of Flower Painting in Danish and Dutch editions. Publication of ‘Intimate Landscapes’- David Porteous Books. Publication of numerous works since 1989 as cards and posters.
  • 1992 One man show Chris Beetles Gallery – London including bronze sculpture.
  • Monoprints for ‘The Dodo’ exhibition – Simon Drew Gallery
  • 1993 Flower Painting Swedish edition
  • Contributed chapter to ‘Watercolour masterclass’ – Harper Collins publications.
  • Mixed show – Gallery Artists – Chris Beetles Gallery
  • 1994 Monoprints for ‘Egg’exhibition, Simon Drew Gallery
  • Mixed show – Gallery Artists – Chris Beetles Gallery
  • 1995 Art of Food and Wine exhibition throughout Dartmouth – Devon
  • Flowers – Mixed show Amalgam Gallery – London
  • Mixed show Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire
  • Antwerp Watercolour Festival – Paulus Gallery -Antwerp – Belgium
  • 1996 Mixed show Chris Beetles Gallery featuring a new series of oil paintings of London
  • One man show – Kunstart Gallery – Ingelheim Nr Weisbaden Germany featuring still life and flowers in watercolour and large landscape oils
  • German edition ‘Flower Painting’
  • 1997 Mixed show ‘Born In Britain’ – Kensington Gallery – Adelaide Australia
  • Rileys at Home – Paintings, prints & sculpture – Coombe Farm Gallery- Devon
  • 1998 Exhibition with ‘British Studio Arts’, Kuwait
  • Exhibition with Gorstella Gallery, Chester
  • Watercolour Landscapes Book – reprinted
    1999 Solo Exhibition with ‘British Studio Arts’ Dar al Funoon Gallery Kuwait. Sponsored by the British Council
    BBC 2 Monet’s Garden programme
    Mixed Exhibition Yew Tree Gallery, Gloucestershire
    Mixed Exhibition Ingleby Gallery, Derbyshire
    Gardens Exhibition Alpha House Gallery Dorset
    Mixed Exhibition Janus Fine Art, Brittany, France
    Mixed Exhibition Coombe Farm Gallery, Devon
    Mixed Exhibition for Alexandra Rose Day, Cromwell Hospital, London
    Prints made available through John Lewis.
    2000 Mixed Exhibition Alpha House Gallery, Dorset
    Mixed Exhibition The Wykeham Galleries, Hampshire
    Mixed Exhibition Bella Contemporary Art Gallery, Tetbury
    Mixed Exhibition Original Arts, Harrogate
    2001 Mixed Exhibition Original Arts, Harrogate – February
    Solo Exhibition Ingleby Gallery, Derbyshire – April
    Two Man Exhibition The Catto Gallery, London – June
    New watercolour instructional book ‘Watercolour Workshop’ – Released June
    Mixed Exhibition Artists in Residence, Ditchling – October
    2002 Mixed show Kuwait
    Affordable Art Fair Battersea London
    2003 One man show Florida – February
    Affordable Art Fair
    2004 One man show Sweden.
    Affordable Art Fair
    2005 One man show Kuwait
    Private portrait commission
    Affordable Art Fair London
    2006 One man show Stockholm
  • 2011 One man show Prague, Czech Republik
  • 2012 Watercolour Marine exhibition Coombe Gallery Dartmouth
    Affordable Art Fair