Paul Rafferty


My next Portland Gallery show in London is being framed and the catalogue printed. Well over seventy works to show in the new gallery space directly across from the old space on Bennet St in St James London. The opening is the 15th of September and runs for three weeks.

Always mixed emotions before a show, relaxed in that the work is complete and anxious at how it will be received but always excited.

This work is of Club 55 (Club Cinquante Cinq) or simply 'Le Club' in Saint Tropez 

35 x 46 inches Oil on Canvas.

It was painted from my study that I did and depicts the dappled light of the morning. I loved the colours and the way the light was defused through the awnings.

Portland Gallery Show - September 2016

Boxing up to ship my Portland Gallery show in London which opens the 15th of September, almost 80 works in all.

Very excited for my fourth show in the Portland Gallery's new space accross the street at 3 Bennet St., Mayfair.

With a varied mix of subject matter from figure and stil life some completed in California, Polo in the Cotswolds, London works and many from the South of France.


A horse

I visited the very welcoming Baufort Polo Club in the Cotswolds recently and though the weather was inclement, I had a thoroughly good time painting the matches. A game of frantic galloping and moments of repose, it is hard to capture the difficult anatomy of the horse and fine balance of the riders.

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