Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

It is time for The Royal Academy Summer Show once again.

Cyril had many pieces he submitted selected over the years. In 1981 the picture selected and hung was his amazing pencil drawing ‘The New Arrivals’.

Cyril worked on it for over 650 hours, such is the fine pencil work, and it is estimated to have two and a half million pencil strokes. He used a technique he perfected in his experimental map making.

It was the year Diana and Charles announced their engagement and Cyril enjoyed the opening evening in their presence partaking in strawberries and champagne as he proudly wandered around.

He was also thrilled to meet one of his fellow artists who he was in South Wales with in the War but that is another story.

A CD is produced each year but the commentary is only able to mention a couple of pieces of work from each gallery. Cyril’s was one of the chosen.

His work was admired and heralded as an amazing technical feat. There after he was mercilessly teased for his amazing technical ‘feet’.

Photos (left) here you can see the original 1982 invitation.


A Tribute to Cyril's Friend Les Reed

One of Cyril's special friendships was with the famous song writer Les Reed OBE. 

He was responsible for many many hits like Delilah and It's Not Unusual for Tom Jones and also for The Dave Clarke Five, Herman's Hermits, Lulu and many others.

We were very sorry to hear the news that he has recently passed away and send condolences to his family. 

He and Cyril had lots in common and on our fan page Les expressed his views on meeting Cyril.  The feeling went both ways and they enjoyed sharing their creative talents and interests. Cyril was multi-talented and it was a nice reminder to us that he was involved in furniture design amongst his many other projects. 

Les is one of our featured fans and his profile can be found below.

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New Online Shop

Welcome to our Brand new shop!

We have added an online shop NEW for May 2019

Our online shop is open now and 24/7. You now have a choice of 9 of Cyril’s most popular designs available to purchase as high quality greetings cards.

New Available Designs:

  1. ‘Rainbow Rendevous’

  2. ‘Floral Flights’

  3. ‘Ark Overspill’

  4. ‘Saphire Serenade’

  5. ‘There may be trouble ahead’

  6. ‘A lot of hot air’

  7. ‘Floratasia’

  8. ‘Hey you, get off my cloud’

  9. ‘Planet earth is blue’


  • Cards left blank inside for your own personalised message

  • Dimensions: H:153mm x W:103mm

  • Each card comes with an envelope

  • All cards individually wrapped

Special Offer!

To celebrate the launch of our new shop we have a new special offer on bundles of any 4 cards!


New look website launched!

This week we have been busy updating the official online home of Cyril Parfitt!

We have updated and added the following features:

  • Updated and new content: with revised Home, About and Biography sections

  • A new look: we have resigned the whole look and feel of the website

  • Mobile optimisation: so Cyril’s art looks just as good on mobile as it does desktop

  • Contact us: a new and improved contact us page to make getting in touch even easier

Furthermore, we have lots more exciting additions coming so do be sure to check back again soon.

Thanks from all of us at!