Oil Painters Show
I love this supercilious cherub with a teenager's face and a child's body. She's Sophie by Lucy McKie AROI, one of the paintings you'll find in the annual exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, which opens at the Mall Galleries in London on Wednesday 8 December and continues until Sunday 19 December. Highlights of the show include the Winsor & Newton under 35 Oil Painting Awards and The Artist magazine competition winner. Admission is £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for silver surfers.