British artist Roger Dellar to paint live in Lewes June 15

June 12, 2019

British artist Roger Dellar, a longtime Peninsula Gallery favorite, has been in Lewes for two weeks, painting around town and conducting a three-day teaching workshop in Milton, organized by the Peninsula Gallery.

Weather permitting, Dellar will be outside the gallery by mid-morning Saturday, June 15, capturing diners under the sun umbrellas at Pig and Publican next door. If the weather does not cooperate, he will be painting in the gallery. Either way, the public is invited to watch him work and see a selection of pieces he has created while staying in Lewes.

A professional artist specializing in figurative work, Dellar travels widely and is internationally known for his work in several different media. Dellar’s art reflects his keen interest in people and their behavior, and the way the play of light transforms a subject. Many of his paintings depict people in everyday situations. His work is usually done plein air.

In 2001 he was elected to membership of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. In 2003, the Pastel Society also elected him to membership, and in 2008, he was elected to full membership of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He is equally well known as a teacher of art and has taught techniques of oil painting throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

The Peninsula Gallery has successfully represented Dellar’s work for more than 15 years and has organized a series of teaching workshops on his behalf. The gallery is located in the shops at the Beacon on Savannah Road in Lewes, just across the canal bridge. For more information, call 302-645-0551. To see examples of his work, go to