Welcome to our annual programme for 2016. This year’s programme has been carefully compiled to ensure that we have an exciting variety of demonstrators who, through their knowledge, range of styles and expertise will encourage and inspire you to try out and explore new methods and ways of working.
The monthly meetings will continue to be held on the first Tuesday of each month. There will be no demonstrations in June, July and August. Our annual exhibition will be held in on 9th, 10th & 11th September. The Weavers’ Gallery has been booked from 21st to 27th November for pre-Christmas sale of members’ work.
Meetings begin at 9.45am and will finish at mid-day, with a coffee break at 11am. The cost of each demonstration is £5 for members and £10* for visitors. Annual subscription of £20 is due on 1st January 2016.
*Should a visitor become a member, £5 of the visitor’s fee will be offset against their first year’s membership fee. Those joining from March 2016 onward, will enjoy 12 months membership beginning on the first day of the month in which they join.
Tuesday 5th January - Demonstration
Katrina Stephens: Chinese Brush Landscapes
Katrina has over 15 years experience in the Chinese Brush painting profession. She is intrigued that the nature of the brushes and the way the paper, paints and ink worked together is so different from western art. Whether translating faded ancient masterpieces into more contemporary style or adapting from subjects in nature, her aim is always to capture the spirit or ‘chi’ of the subject. She finds the versatility of the medium lends itself equally to the calm fluidity of landscapes and flowers and to the energy and movement of her favourite bird subjects.
Art has been a passion all Colin’s life, though he has a degree in Astronomy and taught Physics for his working life. He works in Oils, Acrylics and Pastels and enjoys the ability to create thousands of colours and tones from a few tubes of paint. He paints mainly seascapes and scenes from his native Fife.
Working from observation and photographic material Adrian’s focus is figurative, thematic work with an emphasis on the philosophy of colour. His paintings and drawings have been accepted for many exhibitions and loans, including The National Portrait Gallery in London and the Cleveland International Drawing Biennale, Middlesborough. He has also worked as an artist in residence at Monet’s Gardens, Giverny, France.
Colin Ross Jack: Seascapes in acrylic and/or oil at Wellington Heath Memorial Hall Cost: £30 per person to be paid in advance. Places are on a first come first served basis. To express interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org More details on the Coming Soon page
Tuesday 3rd May - Members Show & Tell and Poster Competition
Members are asked to bring along a piece their own art work for discussion. It doesn't matter whether this is complete or successful as you may want to seek problem solving advice from other members. We need a picture for the poster to advertise the September exhibition. Pictures should be either square or in portrait format and about A4 in size. Entries should be mounted but not framed.
Tuesday 6th September - Demonstration
Jon Davies: Landscape in Mixed Media
Jon has been a working artist and teacher for the past 40 years. He resides in Pembrokeshire, where he gains his inspiration for his landscapes in all mediums.
Sue has an M.A in Fine Arts. Her paintings are figurative; she paints across a broad range of subjects. She has a loose and impressionistic style, with a strong sense of intimacy with her subject matter.
Though a graduate in Fine art, Vicki has also worked as a professional illustrator and designer. Since 2000 she has maintained a career as a professional artist. She specialises in painting ‘en plein air’ with her contemporary impressionistic paintings exploring the play of light and colour. Vicki ‘s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and Ireland.
Monday 21st to Sunday 27th November Christmas Exhibition
Tuesday 6th December - Pre-Christmas Celebration
As well as mince-pies and other seasonal treats we shall get some painting tips from some short videos. The 2017 programme should also be available at this meeting so come and find out what you can look forward to next year.
Members are asked to bring along an example of their work for a show-and-tell or to get advice from other members. The other thing we want to do is look at some photos and share ideas about how the image might be interpreted in a painting, so it would be great if some could bring photos with them.
There will be a sales table so donations of art materials, equipment, books or magazines would be welcome.