Looking at Art

on Zoom


We had an excellent presentation from Vivian and Tony on “Children in Art” with over 50 members signed in.


Tony started with a controversial Religious painting from 800AD “What is the significance of painting two left or two right feet on Mary or Jesus?”. Vivian covered more modern paintings right up to pictures like Joan Eardley’s “Street Kids” painted from life in the slums of Glasgow.


it is a fascinating journey through painting time and well worth a watch, even if you saw it on Thursday evening. A Zoom link will be sent to you by email so look out for it.


Its very easy to access, simply click on the link in the email when into the presentation simply press the arrow in the bottom left of your screen to start the show, then to enjoy the full screen click on the square in the bottom right of your screen which will give you the full picture.


Sit back and enjoy it.


Monthly Painting Competition 


New Month - entries close at 12.00 Noon on Sunday 10th January


Due to the terrific response to the competition and with this second lockdown we have added an extra month to give you a focus over this difficult time.


Painting is a great therapy and with the competition you have a goal.


Let’s see if we can have a bumper number of entries over the next two months.

Good luck


ZOOM Meeting in December we had 50 Members "Looking at Art" 


We will email the link out for “Looking at Art “on Wednesday so if you are joining us please watch for the link. It starts at 7.00pm but please sign in no later than 6.55pm to give us a chance to admit everyone.

See you on Thursday  21st January 2021.


      LOOKING AT ART now on ZOOM

Following the great interest expressed in this event and our trials on Zoom, we are delighted to announce a three-month programme presented by Vivien and Tony.

We will be circulating a reminder before the event and as you all know a link will be sent ahead of the evening.

All you do is click on the link; we would appreciate if you would join no later than 6.55pm to enable us to get everything organised.

Initially you will be held in the “Waiting Room” then admitted to the meeting, the presentation will start at 7.00pm and last till about 8:30pm with a short interval at the half way stage.


Thursday 25th February


Landscapes - Medieval to Gainsborough      Tony Mawbey

Thursday 25th March


Landscapes - Constable to Hockney        Vivien Heffernan 


This is another way we are trying to keep members involved and hope that you will enjoy this additional activity during these difficult times.

We look forward to you joining us.



2021 Monthly Zoom Demo Programme  


14th January: Peter Keegan - Still-life in Oils


11th February: Tom Shepherd - An Exploration of Media and Techniques


11th March:  Eva Bazhenova - Pop Art Portraits in Oil


8th April:  Hashim Akib - Painting Rapidly and Expressively in Acrylics


13th May: FOUNDERS LECTURE - Dr James Fox- My Love Affair with the Art of Stanley  Spencer


10th June: Peter Keegan - Portraits in Charcoal


8th July: Binks Edmonds - ceramics


9th September: Lizzie Bentley - Drawing and Painting with an iPad


 14th October: George Boyter - Watercolours


11th November: Zoe Taylor - Semi-abstract, Atmospheric Landscapes in Oils



13th January: Christine Russell - Poppy Field in Ink and Pastel




Following the success of the Zoom Demo by Vicki Norman on the 9th July & 13th August

Here is the link to enable you to enjoy it again or watch it if you were unable to get on the Zoon demo.


Please find below the link to the video of the last demo on Vimeo – please note the password is case sensitive




Password: Sunset

Virtual Monthly Demo


Thursday 11th June


By Vicki Norman


We had a great response to the first virtual demo with over 85 members signed in. Below is the finished picture. See Past Events for more detail and links to the recording of the demo.


As you may know, the most up to date Government health advice was issued last night which asks us all to avoid non-essential contact with others and stop all unnecessary travel.

In the circumstances, the Management Team has decided to suspend the Society’s meetings with immediate effect until further notice.  

We will keep the situation under review, and hope that this situation does not continue for too long a period.

We will review everything on a regular basis and keep you all informed but please also check on the website for our latest update.


2019 Summer Exhibition Winners

Gold Award

“ What is next”

Nick Sproxton


Silver Award

“Mother and Child”

Julie Swinsco


Bronze Award

“Passenger Concourse”

Carl March


James Henly Water Colour Award

Judged by Pauline Bamber  Past President

“Exmoor Storm”

John Gregory


Presidents Prize

“South Uist”

Mike Milner


Montpellier Award

Judged by Peter Burridge

“Summer Fields”

Louise Jennings


Information about local painting

classes, events and art-related



Art Material Discount for Members at Picturesque

Painting classes held by Tom Shepherd

Life Drawing Classes  by Wayne Attwood

Life Drawing and painting Classes by Nick Logan