Jacqueline Rizvi HNEAC RBA RWS

Honorary Life Member


Artist’s Statement

Still lifes, interiors and marines form the basis of my current work. I love rigorous draughtsmanship, tonal values and harmonious composition. The sea and marine light have become more important to my visual language since moving to Hastings in East Sussex. This light suffuses the still life arrangements in my studio - 5 minutes from the sea.

I paint the marines mostly from drawings and memory, and still lives directly from the subject. A still life painting might take a number of sessions over several weeks. I work both in watercolour and in oils.

Biographical Information

1968-78 Worked as an illustrator and lecturer in Art History
1967-68 Studied at the Chelsea School of Art
1962-66 Studied painting & Art History at the Polytechnic, Regent Street

Awards, Scholarships & Prizes

2006  Edward Wesson Award - RBA Annual Show
1997 St Cuthberts Mill Award - NEAC Annual Exhibition
1996 Ondaatje Rolls Prize - NEAC Annual Exhibition
1992 Marble Arch Design Competition
1991 and 1992 Patterson Fine Art Award
1984 Advertiser’s Silver Award


The New English (represented in, 2006) by Kenneth McConkey, ISBN 1903973988

Other Society Memberships

Royal Watercolour Society
Royal Society of British Artists
Small Paintings Group

Selected Previous Exhibitions

2020-1982  NEAC Annual Exhibition
2020 Thompson’s Aldeburgh, NEAC Group Show
2020 Chris Beetles Gallery, St. James’s, London, NEAC Group Show
2020-03 Russell Gallery
2020-1991 Piers Feetham Gallery
2020-1992 RBA annual show
2011-1978 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show
2011 Embassy of Japan -Tsunami Appeal
2007-04 Lloyd’s Private Banking
2007, 05  solo show - Alpha House Gallery, Sherbourne
2006 solo show - Artonomy, Truro
2005 Abbott and Holder, London
2003 solo show - Whittington Fine Art, Henley
2003 Alresford Gallery
2002 solo show - University Women’s Club, Mayfair
2001 Discerning Eye (invited artist)
1999-98 Discerning Eye
1998 Singer Friedlander
1993-85 solo shows - New Academy and Business Art Galleries


Commissions including: a number of portraits, still life of Chinese Ceramics for Saatchi and Saatchi, posters for London Underground and murals for St. Marys Hospital Medical School, Paddington, London.