Now looking forward to the Private Viewing of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries (10-21 Dec). This showcase is dedicated to Oil Painters whatever their subject. There is often a good mix of styles, although I do feel there is sometimes a predominance of loose painterly or broad stroke styles, which only the top painters do extremely well. Perhaps many developing artists feel that's what they must do. I'm always interested in seeing what the likes of Peter Wileman, June Mendoza, David Curtis and Lucy Mckie exhibit this year, each brilliant exponents of quite different styles.