Welcome to The Armed Forces Art Society - a society of fine artists with a military background

The Armed Forces Art Society is the premier art society of the United Kingdom's Services. The Society mounts a highly prestigious annual exhibition at The Mall Galleries in London which demonstrates the compatibility of the profession of arms and the pursuit of the arts.  

Exhibition Prize-winners and Highly Commended

The 2015 Exhibition Catalogue is available here. Please note that in only shows images of some of the works.  The full list of exhibits is included.

Thales Prize Victoria Gamberoni

I Gesuati, Venice

AFAS Painting Fiona Campion
Painted Dog
AFAS Sculpture Brenda Naylor Yuan Yuan Tan, Principal Dancer, 'Magrittomania', San Francisco Ballet
Contemporary Art Prize Katie Tunn Swans
Painter-Stainers Caroline de Peyrecave Major James Lyon
National Army Museum Richard Salter The Meaning of Life
RAF Museum Will Randle Out of Limites
Cohort plc John Afflick Portrait of Sarah
Great Art Stewart Hill Portrait of Artist's Wife
Artists Papers
Winching in Simon Young


Janine Umbers The Gods Weep
  Richard Plincke Mediterranean Reef
  Linda Travers-Smith Gorilla at Port Lympe
  Katie MacDowel Winter Sun, Newlyn
  Jo Ellis Porthmeor Beach
  Liz Balkwill Builder's Break

A selection of prize winning and highly commended works

by Sue Fawthrop 

by Hannah Shergold 

Associate Richard Salter reaches the final of the BBC's Big Painting Challenge 2015.  

Member Richard Plincke RI wins Debra Manifold award at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour exhibition 2015

Member Liz Balkwill wins the Pan Prize at the Pastel Society exhibition 2015 at the Mall Galleries, London