- TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES
This was my first appearance in the group exhibition with Guild of Fine Art, Nigeria.
|African Doll, 39" x 39", oil on Canvas|
|Adebanji stands beside African Doll|
|The Guild of Fine Art Nigeria Artists with Anshu and other Gallery representatives.|
|Adebanji is part of the panel during the Transcending Boundaries Discussion.|
- COMMISSION FOR CADOGAN LTD
This was a great opportunity to produce a triptych of the Cadogan Buildings at Chelsea. Hugh Seaborn, The CEO was pleased with the final result.
|Adebanji and Hugh Seaborn at the Cadogan Offices|
|Cadogan Buildings Triptych 16" x 16"|
- THE ONE SHOW
I had another great opportunity to perform on the One Show on Chris Evans last day.
|On the Set at the One Show|
- SKY LANDSCAPE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
I really enjoyed taking part in this competition. Even though I didn't win, it was a great experience and it was pure fun. I got a commission from this appearance of the same scene I painted on the series.
|Lyme Park on a grey Day, 36" x 24", Oil on Canvas|
|Adebanji with his painting that got him into the Series.|
|Adebanji and Joan Bakewell|
|Adebanji and Frank Skinner|
- COMMUNITY CHANNEL
A short Film titled, "Adebanji Alade-The Addictive Sketcher was featured on TV!
- A BRUSH WITH THE BROADS
I did two demonstrations in a wonderful gathering of plein air painters at The Brush With The Broads
|Adebanji working as the participants watch.|
|Adebanji attacking the canvas|
|Adebanji with finished Demo|
- RUTH BORCHARD PORTRAIT COMPETITION
I was happy to have my work selected for this prestigious exhibition, it was also purchased by the Ruth Borchard Collection as part of their Next Generation Collection
|SKIN, 12" x 12", Oil on Board SOLD|
- BATTERSEA BRIDGE
This was one of the days I forgot my white oil tube and had to paint without white, it was a great experience! Teddy Heywood allowed me to paint from his balcony that overlooks the Bridge.
|Battersea Bridge without Titanium White, 18" x 9", Oil on Board SOLD|
I visited Vienna for the first time to deliver some inspirational workshops at the International School, Vienna. I also did some sketching and a painting of The Royal Opera House.
|Summerlight, The Royal Opera House, 9" x 12", Oil on Board|
|Sketching The Royal Opera House|
|Study of the Royal Opera House|
- WEDDING SKETCHOGRAPHER
A great day in which I took on a commission to cover a wedding as the chief sketchographer!!! It was at Lucy and Joshua Hayes Wedding on the 22nd of August, 2015.
|Having fun while working on the sketches at the wedding|
|My materials at the Wedding|
|Full Concentration while sketching at The Wedding|
- THE ENCHANTED FOREST OF STITCHES
Finally I completed the illustrations for this lovely, interesting and practical book written by John and Bella Lane.
|One of the pages of the book, "First Steps in The Enchanted Forest of Stitches"|
|Bella Lane (author) and Kezia (my daughter) at the Book Launch|
|Kezia, my daughter reading the book|
- ROI FULL MEMBERSHIP ELECTION
After a very long wait since being made a Provisional Member in 2009, I finally get elected to full membership with The Royal Institute of Oil Painters. A great feeling!!!
|Driszzly Day, Green Park, 8" x 10", Oil on Board. SOLD|
|Colour, Rain and Reflections, 8" x 10", Oil on Board SOLD|
|Rain and Reflections Cannon Street II, 8" x 10", Oil on Board.|
|Adebanji with 2 of his paintings at the ROI Annual Show.|
|Adebanji demonstrating at The Mall Galleries|
|The Demo, The picture Reference and the palette|
|Adebanji with finished demo|
|Painting Ronald Morgan on the Painting Evening at The Mall Galleries|
- MASTER AWARD BY SOCIETY OF NIGERIA ARTISTS
I visited Nigeria for the first time after 12 years. The Society of Nigeria Artist, Lagos Chapter have been following my progress here in the United Kingdom for a while and this year they presented me with a Masters Award for Distinguished Achievement.
|The President SNA Lagos Chapter Chief Dotun Alabi Presenting the Award.|
That capped up a great year and by God's Grace I am looking forward to a wonderful 2016! Great things have started happening already!!! Lets Do it!! IT IS POSSIBLE!!!