Art Exhibitions

Drawing into landscape


Drawing into Landscape is the new CBP exhibition at The Crypt, Marylebone. It looks at four painters who work with ideas of landscape and in varying ways go out into the landscape to initiate the painting process. The exhibition tracks the journey from landscape to drawing to studio to painting. Artists are Amanda Ansell, Emily Ball, Simon Carter and Keith Murdoch.

Exhibition dates: 1 July - 28 September

Opening times: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm

The Crypt

St Marylebone Parish Church, 17, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LT

Website: contemporarybritishpainting.com

Contact: Marco Cali 



The Curator of our series of Crypt exhibitions is Robert Priseman

(pdf biography)    

Read what the Public Catalogue Foundation is saying about St Marylebone and Contemporary British Painting

2017 Contemporary British Painting Art Prize

Exhibition Programme (pdf) 


We are launching a new platform for exciting new painting in the UK under the title Contemporary British Painting. Each month we will be showcasing the work of a painter who we both admire and are intrigued by through a series of intimate exhibitions at the crypt in St. Marylebone Parish Church, London. We will explore and document key concerns and themes from the perspective of practicing painters, where successive artist to artist interviews will generate text which will be published first on-line and then as a book of the same name.

In drawing together this group of artists we are discovering a new cohort of painters who believe in and live by painting and for whom their practice is less a matter of choice and more a matter of necessity. In recent years painting has seemed, if not entirely off the institutional radar then at least subsumed into a definition of art practice where it is only one choice among many. Yet there seems to be emerging from these artists a new painting that has a particular 21st century resonance; a painting pursued as a singular activity experienced uniquely by each artist yet within the context of their own social networks and interactions.
And it is this unique 21st century practice which is now being explored in this new series of exhibitions; a series of shows which simultaneously demonstrate a marked diversity of approach amongst artists who are united by their commitment to the simple act of painting, where paint becomes a metaphor for experience, a philosophical meditation on the nature of our very being in the world. Here, everything, every thought, every action and every observation is mediated through paint, reflecting more broadly the movement of art away from a defining progress by ‘isms’ and towards a concentration on media where the only new ‘ism’ is an assertion of individualism. It is within this context that we begin to find a tendency in painting towards the modest, the humane and the philosophical, where painting itself is an expression of the individual experience within a complex world.

The artists, developing critical texts, new series of ‘Painter to Painter’ interviews and programme can be seen at http://www.contemporarybritishpainting.com/

Robert Priseman, Exhibition Curator


Contemporary British Painting at St Marylebone - www.contemporarybritishpainting.com


Contemporary British Painting - Exhibition Programme (pdf) 









  Alex Hanna

Andrew Crane 

Barbara Pierson

Jacquie Utley





Claudia Boese

Freya Purdue

Harvey Taylor

Monica Metsers





Marguerite Horner

Julian Brown

Katherine Russell

Mary Webb





Susan Gunn

Simon Burton

Kelly Jayne

Silvie Jacobi





Simon Carter

Matthew Krishanu

Robert Priseman

James Quin



Nathan Eastwood

Nicholas Middleton