Each year we organise a range of interesting and diverse events:
THURSDAY ART GROUP SESSIONS meeting weekly 9:30am-12.30pm and 1pm-4pm when members come together at the Sea Cadets Hall to paint, create and enjoy workshops *
MEETINGS 7pm-9pm at the Sea Cadets Hall on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of most months for demonstrations, talks, competitions, critiques. Guests are welcome to join us for a nominal contribution of £1 (scroll across for our full Dates for your Diary).
EXHIBITIONS in May at the Premier Inn participating in the Exmouth Festival and in the Autumn at Ocean for our major annual show *
TRIPS to a variety of art based events *
SOCIALS including a Summer Reception at Lee Ford and our Christmas Party at the Manor Hotel *
* Visit the PURSUITS page for details
Amanda Hyatt is recognised as one of the Australia's best artist who pushes the boundaries of traditional watercolour. She paints spontaneously and energetically and is continually seeking to create light in her work and uses the tone of the paint rather than the colour. She is visiting the UK during the summer running a five day workshop in Sidmouth and fortunately for us has a small slot in her busy schedule to offer a demonstration to the Group 'Sailing Days' in watercolour. She is also a renowned portrait painter, considered to be a brilliant teacher, has won a plethora of awards and held many, many exhibitions. Visit Amanda Hyatt to find out why this is surely something not to be missed!
Louise Bougourd is a painter of seascapes, landscapes and still life. Largely self taught she has exhibited widely including at the Mall Galleries in London. She has lived and worked in Devon for many years and says she is inspired by the diverse, dramatic landscape and changeable weather conditions. She does not seek actual representation but focuses on the connection with a place and the natural surroundings to steer her creativity.
Please note this is a change to the original schedule and we are delighted that Louise was able to accept our invitation and demonstrate for us a Seascape in Mixed Media.
Open theme and choice of media for this annual double competition with awards initiated by two Art Group members.
C1 Architectural Landscape (Paul Butler Salver)
C2 Monochrome Drawing (Neil Ashley Cup)
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 davidnormanwatercolours.com and as he says perhaps take up an invitation to find your own interpretation and weave a story into his paintings.
And to end the year of competitions with a flourish.
C1 Fierce and Furious (Charcoal)
C2 Caricature or Cartoon (Any Medium)
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'.
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.