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The Society Of Feline Artists London Exhibition

SOFA At The
Llewellyn Alexander Gallery

The Society of Feline Artists

The Society of Feline Artists was founded in 1994 and held their very first exhibition at Llewellyn Alexander in 1995. Since then the Society has gone from strength to strength and has held its main exhibition every year at Llewellyn Alexander. All the artists specialise in painting cats. Cat lovers and art collectors around the world keenly anticipate this exhibition. Originally the exhibition was for one week, but because of its tremendous success the Directors invited the Society to extend the show to two weeks and recently three weeks. The exhibition has now become an important event in the London Diary, showing for two weeks every September.

Llewellyn Alexander Gallery

The 2004 exhibitionLlewellyn Alexander (Fine Paintings) Ltd was formed in 1987 in premises opposite the Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo, London. The gallery is well known for its high standard of original paintings and features 100 artists in a variety of monthly exhibitions. There is a good selection of Feline paintings on view at the gallery throughout the year with the main exhibition of the Society taking place every September.

The Annual Exhibition

This annual September exhibition features 300 pictures by 50 Feline Society artists in oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, and pencil - making it the largest exhibition of feline art in the country. All the paintings are for sale with a price range of £80 - £2500, with the majority being under £750. Different styles and techniques reflect the many different breeds of cat - from the sophistication of the superior pedigrees such as the Chinchilla, Persian, Burmese, Birman, Siamese and Abyssinian - to the friendly domestic tabby. From the nobility and drama of the wild cat to the playful kitten - all are painted with the mastery of artists who know and understand their subject.

Exhibition Prizes

Mystery Cat by Lois SykesEach year there is a prize of £250 awarded by the Directors of Llewellyn Alexander for the "Best In Show" painting. In 2004 the Gallery prize was won by Jenny Alderton. Congratulations to Jenny.

The other important annual prize is the Friends' Prize Draw and one Friend member will win a work of art by one of the members. In 2004 the Friends' Prize Draw was won by Barbara Rogers, who was the first Friend of the Society. She won "Mystery Cat" by Lois Sykes.

David Grant, SOFA Patron

David GrantThe Society is very proud that their patron is David Grant, MBE B.Vet. Med. F.R.C.V.S the Hospital Director of the RSPCA Harmsworth Memorial Animal Hospital and the veterinary surgeon who appeared alongside Rolf Harris in the BBC1 series "Animal Hospital". He very kindly agreed to became the Patron of the society in 2002 and he officially opens the exhibition each year.

Getting There

The Llewellyn Alexander Gallery is noted for its friendly, informative and courteous service - a comfortable environment in which to buy paintings. It is just three minutes walk from Waterloo Station. Parking meters are available nearby and there are regular bus and train services. The Gallery is situated directly opposite the Old Vic Theatre in the rapidly developing area close to the South Bank Arts Complex. This is a lively gallery with constantly changing exhibitions. The gallery is open every day (except Sunday) from 10.00am until 7.30 pm to enable customers to call in after work, or to visit the gallery before going to the theatre or to the many local restaurants.

Llewellyn Alexander Gallery
124 - 126 The Cut
Waterloo
London SE1 8LN
Telephone: 020 7620 1322/4
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The Directors Choice
Feline Pictures at Llewellyn Alexander Gallery. Take a look.

 
   
 
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