We are very privileged and grateful to showcase some of the work of the Princes Risborough based painter David Aldus. His son Steve, the owner of Princes Risborough Gallery, has loaned us some of his father’s paintings for our restaurant. These paintings are for sale and we take no commission.
Whilst still wanting to remain a country pub we do want our customers to enjoy the very best environment we can provide. So we welcome other artists to exhibit work in our restaurant.
David has exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists (R.B.A.), The Royal Institute of Oils (R.O.I.) and with the Royal Society of Marine Artists (R.S.M.A.) at their annual art exhibitions held at the Mall Galleries, London.
He was a finalist in the Garrick/Milne prize exhibition held at Christies, London. The work was sold within minutes of the opening preview. His work was selected to hang in the Discerning Eye Exhibition by art critic, Edward Lucie-Smith, where all his work was sold. At the same Exhibition he was awarded a special commendation for his brushwork!! He also sold all his works at the Lambeth Palace when he exhibited there under the auspices of the Royal Society of Marine Artists! At the Westminster Central Hall United Artists’ Exhibition he won first prize for the best Oil painting!!!!.
One of his paintings has sold for £14,000 “Lot’s Wife”. This painting was the same size as Turner’s Hannibal crossing the Alps 5 foot by 8 foot. David Aldus also sold the painting “A tribute to the people of Malta for £10,000. The painting was received by the President of Malta Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici and is now in the Museum of Malta in Valletta. This particular painting was the subject of a congratulatory letter from Queen Elizabeth II. Lord Lewin, Admiral of the fleet, also sent a letter complimenting this painting.
See more of David’s works at www.DavidAldus.com