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Hello and a very warm welcome to our website!

Is this your first or a return visit?  Are you a practising artist or do you have an interest in the creative arts?  Perhaps you are looking to join an art group or to purchase a painting?  We hope you find the information you need but if not please do not hesitate to contact us.

Starting in 1946 with just seven members we now have almost two hundred working in a variety of media and disciplines.  Members range from age seventeen to ninety-two, from the self-taught amateur to the trained professional, working in styles from traditional to contemporary.

Our eclectic character is one of the reasons why we are such a successful Group and also because we run an interesting mix of art based activities.  For example, on the first and third Thursday evening of most months there is a perfect chance to catch up, socialise and enjoy talks, demonstrations and competitions.  On a Thursday morning of most weeks members come together to share practices, learn new techniques and, in the summer months weather permitting, participate in some plein air sessions.

We exhibit three times annually and these events, in May, July and October, consistently attract a high number of visitors providing ideal opportunities to showcase and sell members’ work.

Our visits to art events are a popular feature.  We go each year to the Bristol RWA Open Exhibition and have trips to other places often proposed by members.  In the Summer our Patrons host a Reception and we always celebrate the festive season with a Christmas Party.  Find out more by visiting our Pursuits page.

We keep members up to date with frequent communications.  Announcements at meetings, a quarterly newsletter, regular emails and through our events page.  We are more than happy to promote individual activities and recruit new members.  So if you are looking for a dynamic, hospitable group whose members have a shared passion for the visual arts, we think you have come to the right place.