Upcoming Activities

Please be aware All events are still controlled by Government Restrictions and may be subject to change

     

         2022

Please still be Covid Aware

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2022 A Happy New Year

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February 5th

A.G.M.

 A Call for ALL Members to attend

There will be some Exciting News about forthcoming Exhibitions in 2022

This is your Chance for you to say what you want from Your Society and decide how

Your Society will progress into the future.

There will be Nominations and Elections to establish the VITAL NEW Steering Panel.

New Ideas welcomed......

Artist of the Month.

If you would like to feature your work please get in touch.

Monthly Competition Democracy

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March 5th.

Membership Renewal and Spring Social.

get-together to prepare for the coming season

Artist of the Month.

If you would like to feature your work please get in touch.

Monthly Competition March Madness

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April 2nd

Demonstration by Hashim Akib

Dramatic Marinescape in Acrylic.

​Working as an illustrator in the UK for over 15 years,

Hashim gained valuable experience in developing a backbone

of drawing, conceptual ideas and various painting techniques.

His illustration client list varied from New Yorker magazine,

newspapers such as The Times, Daily Express, Daily Mail,

Time magazine, ad campaigns for Smirnoff,

Esso and a stamp for The Royal Mail.

Throughout his career Hashim has won many awards

; including in 2009 the SAA (Society of All Artists)

Artist of the Year, having won the Professional title in

2005 and 2007. He worked with the art manufacturer

Daler Rowney in their relaunch of the

System 3 Acrylic range producing paintings

for the ad campaign and demonstrating

the versatility of the paint at various events

and on live television.

His first book entitled ‘Vibrant Acrylics’

was published by Search Press in 2012

which has now been translated into French,

German, Italian and Dutch and includes

a companion DVD of the same name.

He has been featured in various art publications

including The Artist, Pratique des Arts,

Art of England and is a regularly

contributor to the Artists and Illustrators

magazine. More recently Hashim has been

featured in a publication entitled

‘Painting in Acrylics;

The Indispensable Guide’,

Who’s, Who in Art and co authored

‘ Artists Painting Techniques’

published by Dorling Kindersley in 2016

Artist of the Month.Pat Howland

Monthly Competition All at Sea.

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May 7th.

Demonstration by Julie King

Watercolour, Gardens

The beauty and interaction of colour and shapes in nature inspire me to paint. 

My style in painting can vary from delicate translucent watercolours,

to free style ink drawings and bolder, yet fresh acrylics.

 

Colour is exciting and one of the most important aspects of painting.

It can be wonderful to explore the way colour interacts

on paper or canvas, creating a feeling of wellbeing.

Equally, when a piece of colourful art is placed in an interior environment,

the surrounding space can be transformed. 

Artist of the Month.

If you would like to feature your work please get in touch.

Monthly Competition May Blossom Time

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June 4th

Demonstration by Stephen Cheesman Watercolour

I am an artist and a painter of People in sport,

combining human action and movement with

what aids them be the best at what they do.

I love observing an individual or group and secretly

inventing a story based on their movement,

inflections, and attitude.

  I work quickly on a coloured canvas

in Oil Pastels with references from

sketchbooks and photographs I have taken.

Although my paintings are realistic in nature

they are also slightly abstract,

my intention is not to create

a painting that looks like a photograph

I interpret the scenes in the colours I perceive

work best together to create a

vibrant active painting showing movement and effort.

During my demonstrations I will talk about

media selection, composition, colours,

and also what I am thinking as I am painting.

I talk… a lot really and generate a lot of enthusiasm in my demonstrations.

My hope would be that everyone will go away and try something different….

www.stephencheeseman.com

Artist of the Month.

If you would like to feature your work please get in touch.

Monthly Competition Speed

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July 2nd

Demonstration by Judit Matthews

Collage

My name is Judit Matthews ( Judit Sandor).

I was born in Szeged, in Hungary in 1975.

After leaving school I came to England as an au-pair

in my gap year in 1994. I met Jim,

who is now my husband.

We have two children Harry and Emma.

I am an illustrative artist working in my studio in Banstead.

My subject matter ranges from quirky illustrated maps

to abstract landscapes with lots of little creatures,

animals and figures. I love pattern and colour.

I use acrylics, ink with a dip pen and some

oil pastels and collage too. I don't try to be realistic,

I like to break things down, simplify them.

Most of my work has a naive feel.

I don't pay attention to scale or colour of the real thing.

Artist of the Month.

Pamela Wright 

Monthly Competition Sticky Fingers

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August 6th 

Demonstration by Debbie Hinks

Pastel Portraits

Debbie Hinks has been a professional illustrator for over 25 years

and a life drawing tutor at Northbrook College for the past 10 years.

Clients include:  Bupa, Virgin Atlantic, Durex, Boots,

Anstatt Airlines and all the major publishers in London.
Illustration commissions have included drawing Princess Diana,

Linda McCartney, and Eddie Grant.

Her love of life drawing and figurative illustration

led her to facilitate her own life drawing sessions

at Hummingbird studio (since 2012) Emporium (since 2013)

and Alcampo Lounge (since 2016).

These sessions are for beginners and improvers

and are fully tutored often in small groups

with plenty of one -to -one guidance.

Artist of the Month.

If you would like to feature your work please get in touch.

Monthly Competition Is that really you?

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September 3rd. 

Demonstration by Anthony Neild

Line and wash

I have painted in watercolours for many years,

and started to take it more seriously whilst working in Bermuda.

Watercolour seemed the ideal medium

to capture the natural beauty of the Island.

More recently I have been working in pen and ink

and for some reason I have found

I have more patience with this medium

than either watercolour or oil paints.

 

Whilst in Bermuda I exhibited with the Bermuda arts society.

In my first show, two of my paintings were selected

as Presidents choice by the society themselves,

and were purchased and donated to The Masterworks Foundation Gallery.

Artist of the Month.

If you would like to feature your work please get in touch.

Monthly Competition

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-The Doors open at 2pm.

-Browse the SALES TABLE and grab a bargain

-Purchase ART SUPPLIES from the SAA Catalogue at DISCOUNTED member rates

-Bring along your Picture to enter in the

MONTHLY COMPETITION

          You don't have to be Picasso or Constable to have a go, just express yourself with the given subject.

-Check out the Artwork of Artist of the Month

-Sign up for a WORKSHOP

- Take your seat at 2.15pm

-Watch the DEMONSTRATION starting at 2.30pm

-Enjoy a Chat, make a new friend,

have a Cuppa during the interval

-Tell your friends all about us,

and we hope to see you soon.