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We are a dynamic group and hold a range of events throughout the year at several different venues all with wheelchair access.

We meet for DEMONSTRATIONS, TALKS, COMPETITIONS, CRITIQUES on the first and third Tuesday evening of most months 7pm-9pm at the Sea Cadets Hall, Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth EX8 1EJ.  Guests are welcome to join us for a nominal contribution of £1.

On each Thursday morning and afternoon of most months 9:3am-12.30pm and 1pm-4pm members come together at the Sea Cadets Hall for INFORMAL ART SESSIONS (visit the Pursuits page to find out more).

Our ANNUAL EXHIBITION is held in October at Ocean on Exmouth Seafront.

Our Patrons, Nigel and Heleen Lyndsay Fynn, invite us to a SUMMER RECEPTION at Lee Ford their glorious home in Budleigh Salterton.


  • 08/01/2019

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 8th January from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    The first competition of the new year perhaps offers two techniques new to you or which you use infrequently?

    C1 Left Out in the Cold (Pointillism or Stippling)

    C2 Standing Tall (Collage) 

  • 22/01/2019
    January 2

    Richard Rochester Demonstration

    Tuesday, 22nd January from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    A Fine Art graduate, Richard grew up in Lympstone and works from his Exeter studio.  He will cover a range of charcoal and carbon produces including conte, charcoal powder, compressed charcoal and of course willow and vine charcoal.

    Visit his website at and read about a previous project to create a multi-panel drawing for 'A Journey Through Conflict' fusing art, music and testimony and which toured the UK in October and November.

  • 05/02/2019
    February 1

    Critique Evening

    Tuesday, 5th February from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Bring along your favourite painting, or any other piece you choose, for an informal critique.  Group member Tracey Rapson will be offering an expert appraisal of artwork which it is hoped will stimulate an evening of discussion, learning and sharing of skills.
  • 19/02/2019
    February 2

    Louise Banks Demonstration

    Tuesday, 19th February from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Louise lives in Lympstone and says her themes are increasingly inspired by the character of her estuary home - its harbour and fishing traditions - and she will be demonstrating painting 'Seascapes with Boats' in watercolour. 

    Find her on Facebook at

  • 05/03/2019
    March 1

    73rd Annual General Meeting

    Tuesday, 5th March from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    The AGM held at the Manor Hotel is when the Committee, through members' individual reports, offers an overview of activities and events during the previous year.  It is an important forum to ask questions, raise issues, give feedback, hear thoughts on how Group members think we should develop and progress.  Plus of course participate in the all important election of the 2019/2020 Committee. 
  • 19/03/2019
    March 2 crop

    Helen Plant Presentation

    Tuesday, 19th March from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Specialising in textiles, printing and paper-making, some of you will know the wonderful, vibrant talent of Helen and in her presentation she will be giving an insight of working with starch resist fabric painting and machine embroidery. 

    To see some images visit her website at and Facebook page

  • 02/04/2019
    April 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 2nd April from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    You might see a connecting element this month.  In the words of Keats 'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever'.

    C1 Finding Joy (Any Medium)

    C2 Botanical Flower Study (Watercolour Pens or Inktense)

  • 16/04/2019
    April 2

    Janey Leitch Demonstration

    Tuesday, 16th April from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Janey is a Devon based artist specialising in commissioned animal portraits in watercolour, pastel or oils and exhibits marine landscape paintings.  For the Group she will demonstrate 'A Landsacpe Scene in Pastels'. 

    Find her Facebook page at

  • 07/05/2019
    May 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 7th May from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Both topics with a focus on social units but clearly offering diverse scope for inspiration.

    C1 Family (Mixed Media)

    C2 Music Makers (Pen and Wash)

  • 21/05/2019
    May 2

    Donna Lawley-Hopson Demonstration

    Tuesday, 21st May from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    A graduate of Birmingham School of Art, Donna's recent work explores the issue of diminishing biodiversity and questions sentimental images of wildlife.  Her demonstration will provide an opportunity to see how she achieves her amazing images, which can be viewed by visiting, using outline drawing and oils.  
  • 04/06/2019
    June 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 4th June from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    A chance for expressing motion and/or the opposite?

    C1 Movement (Pastels)

    C2 The Sea (Acrylic or Oil)

  • 18/06/2019
    June 2

    Becci Hey Presentation

    Tuesday, 18th June from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Becci studied 3D Design but has always spent time painting and drawing which she now incorporates into her photography.  Her camera, she says, enables her to observe patterns, shapes, detail and colour.  Her presentation and talk will be on 'Exploring New Horizons of Abstract Impressions in Photography'. 

    Have a look at some of her stunning images by visiting

  • 02/07/2019
    July 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 2nd July from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Two more eclectic themes to foster your creativity.

    C1 Submerged (Acrylic or Oil)

    C2 Exmouth in Bloom (3D Any Medium)

  • 16/07/2019
    July 2

    Rachel Toll Demonstration

    Tuesday, 16th July from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Rachel is a watercolour artist who says she gains much inspiration from landscapes, wildlife and the Devon and Cornwall coasts.  She had a recent commission to provide paintings for Lympstone Manor and will let us see how she captures so well the essence of her subject by illustrating a 'Puffin in Flight'.

    Check out her beautiful images by visiting

  • 06/08/2019
    August 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 6th August from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    This month two open themes for awards bestowed by Group members.

    C1 The Paul Butler Salver for Architectural Landscape (Any Medium)

    C2 The Neil Ashley Cup for Monochrome Drawing (Charcoal)

  • 20/08/2019
    August 2

    Cherry Ferris Demonstration

    Tuesday, 20th August from 7:00pm to 7:00pm

    Group member Cheryl Ferris will be revealing how she makes her wonderful artwork through the technique of Pyrography and Mixed Media creating for us a 'British Field Mouse'.  She says she is happiest bringing colour, pigment and materials together.

    See her inspirational creativity by visiting

  • 03/09/2019
    September 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 3rd September from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    An opportunity to use recycled items and to make a bit of a splash.

    C1 Beauty in Waste (Recycled Items)

    C2 Splash Landing (Any Medium)

  • 17/09/2019
    September 2

    David Norman Demonstration

    Tuesday, 17th September from 7:00pm to 7:00pm

    David is a watercolourist and author of two books on watercolour painting.  He has, he says, a passion for capturing the effect of light in his seascapes and townscapes but an important factor is catching the story behind an image.  His demonstration title is 'Taking Risks'.

    View some glorious images by visiting and as he says perhaps take up an invitation to find your own interpretation and weave a story into his paintings. 

  • 03/10/2019 - 13/10/2019

    73rd Annual Exhibition

    10:00am, Thursday, 3rd October to 6:00pm, Sunday, 13th October

    No Tuesday evening meetings during October because of our 73rd Annual Exhibition on the 2nd floor at Ocean.  Preview Evening will be on 2nd October and the show open to the public from 3rd to 13th October from 10am-6pm.
  • 05/11/2019
    November 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 5th November from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    And to end the year of competitions with a flourish.

    C1 Fierce and Furious (Charcoal)

    C2 Caricature or Cartoon (Any Medium)

  • 19/11/2019
    November 2

    Eve Dawson Demonstration

    Tuesday, 19th November from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Eve is a postgraduate of Winchester College and paints in an abstract and expressionist style.  She says colour is very emotive for her and always leads the way.  Her intriguing demonstration title is 'A Splash of Colour. Overcoming the Fear of the Blank'.

  • 10/12/2019

    Christmas Party

    Tuesday, 10th December from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Our celebration at the Manor Hotel is a festive, social occasion - finger buffet, complimentary drink, bar open, good company, lovely atmosphere, quizzes, raffle - so unsurprisingly always well attended.

    The theme for the optional competition is 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' in any medium with the winner chosen by members and presented with the Roger Matthews Cup.