Upcoming Activities

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

     

         2021

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April 

No meeting yet, but still lots to get involved with.

Our Popular "En Plein Air" meetings will resume this month.

Weather permitting.

Do get in touch if you would like to join us outdoors. Groups of 6 only until May 17th.

 

Artist of the Month.

Jane Masters

Monthly Competition. Family

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May 

Not long to go now folks.

Join us here on the website

until we can safely and securely meet up again.

Artist of the Month.

Susan Ames

Monthly Competition.Dawn Breaking

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June 

HOLD FAST! Nearly there

In the meantime join us here on your Website.

Artist of the Month.

Colin West

Monthly Competition The Great Escape.

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July 3rd.

WE ARE BACK!

Come and join us and CELEBRATE..........

A much delayed Annual General Meeting,

Reunion Social, come and say "Hello" to those you have sorely missed and have a good old natter.

Exhibition of the "Celebration of 2020" paintings,

A display of our "Lockdown Squares" creation

Display of the competition winners from all those months of LOCKDOWN

And Membership renewal

(remember anybody that paid the full membership in March2020 has had their membership extended into February 2022)

Artist of the Month.

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

Monthly Competition Roses

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August 7th.

A very Warm Welcome to our First Demonstrator of the "New Era"

the ever popular Mark Fisher

A Demonstration in Acrylic depicting the iconic coastal scene of the Mary Stamford Lifeboat House at Rye Harbour.

 

A Local Artist from Sedlescombe

Mark has entertained us with his

amazing Landscapes, Downland views

and Cityscapes previously

so we look forward to seeing

another creation from his skilful brushes.

Mark Runs courses and workshops 

 from his studio and organises

painting Holidays.

Artist of the Month.

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

Monthly Competition Contrasts

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September 4th.

Demonstration by Ronnie Ireland

Develop your ideas in Acrylic.

Drawing and Painting is my way

of trying to understand the world.

From early childhood I always

seem to have had a pencil in my hand.

I have different approaches,

usually driven by the content of the work.

Whatever the style or subject however,

my works always investigates identity,

inviting the viewer to develop

their own thoughts,

feelings and narrative.

I was born and educated in Glasgow

and now live in Hampshire.

Artist of the Month.If you would like to feature your work please get in touch.

Monthly Competition  Harvest

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October 2nd.

Demonstration by Melanie Cambridge

How to use Gouache, the forgotten medium.

I have always painted since childhood and by the

age of 14 was using oil colours.

I love the buttery texture and tactile nature of oil paint,

the way you can move it around,

scrape off and keep inspiration flowing.

My main artistic influences come from nature,

particularly the English Coastline

and the open Downland near to my home.

Both places have such wide open spaces and big skies.

Light, colour and atmosphere are inspirational to me

– even an empty beach,

if there are interesting cloud formations

can be the starting point for a painting.

Whilst at school, I did not flourish in art

and so ended up at business college

and went in to an office environment to earn a living.

Painting took a back seat.

However, by 1998 the drive to paint was

getting far too strong,

so I took an opportunity to work part-time

to spend more timing developing my art.

After several years came the chance to take redundancy

and step out fully into the art world.

So here I am now, painting, teaching,

developing my own colours and brushes

and following my passion.

Artist of the Month.If you would like to feature your work please get in touch.

Monthly Competition  Storms at Sea----------------------------

October 22nd to 25th EXHIBITION

De La Warr Pavilion

See the Exhibition page for details.

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November 6th.

Workshop with Max Hale

Interiors and the play of light using a Pallette knife.

There will be limited places available to take part in the workshop

so be sure to book your place early.

My base has always been drawing, the root of all visual art.

 Whatever an artist's work, it relies so much on the

confidence of the 'seeing' process developed when you can draw.

It's the one vital element which enables the visualisation

process as the painting process takes on its own identity. 

As a tonal painter, the extraordinary paintings

of Dutch master Rembrandt inspire and invigorate me

 by the emotion and strength of each piece.

I adore the human as subject matter yet

I am never constrained by giving myself limits.

The challenges that other genres present are lost

as I immerse myself in the way light guides

my emotive response.

I follow a quest to make my paintings display commanding form,

values that sing with light and colour.

A dynamism that speaks the message

I endeavour to tell from deep within my soul.

This is in each and every painting.

I adore moving my focus from one medium to another,

I fall in and out of love with each of them regularly.

This along with my mix of subjects

enhances my experience as much as it breaks continuity.

I find painting a delightful journey that gives me

immense pleasure even though it can be a

fickle mistress with far too much to explore,

so I endorse 'ars longa vita Brevis'

Artist of the Month.

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

Monthly Competition Home Fires Burning

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December 4th

Party Time and Social Meeting

and Member's Exhibition

Search out your BEST painting of the year to enter one of the categories; Landscape/Seascape,Portrait/Wildlife, Flora/Fauna and Abstract.

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2022 A Happy New Year

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It will be here before you know it.

January 8th

A New Meeting Date for your brand new Diary.

Demonstration by Michelle Illing

Watercolour Portrait concentrating on "Wrinkles"

I am an art enthusiast and like to think well known

tutor and demonstrator living in the Southeast of England.

In my early career I worked as a freelance illustrator

in advertising and publishing. 

I have had paintings shown in many joint exhibitions

across the UK including The Mall Galleries, London

where in 2014 I received the Faber-Castell Award

for my pastel painting of 'Big Baby'. 

My passion for art just keeps growing and I love

to share that passion with my students.

I have run my own regular classes and

 workshops for over 17 years in mixed-media,

watercolour, pastel, acrylic, drawing and pen and ink.

 I also take workshops, demonstrations and critiques

for other art groups and have organised and

been the principal tutor on painting holidays abroad.

Artist of the Month.

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

Monthly Competition Tete a Tete

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February 5th

A.G.M.

A Chance for you to say what you want from the Society

Elect the VITAL Committee members.

and Mystery Demonstration and entertainment.

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.

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

Monthly Competition All at Sea.

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May 7th.

Demonstration to be confirmed

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 Maggi Cross

Chinese Brush Painting

Chinese Painting is an ancient

and fascinating art.

It has developed from the calligraphy

which is an art form in its own right.

The technique is to hold the brush

in a particular way and using different

pressures create strokes which become

flowers, birds, animals and landscapes.

Traditional Chinese painting has a simplicity

which appeals to many people.

Symbolism plays a large part in the art.

Beware - it can be highly addictive!

Artist of the Month.

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

Monthly Competition Oriental

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The remainder of the year will be published at a later date.

-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.

St Augustine's Church Hall

St Augustine's Close

Bexhill-on-Sea

TN39 3AZ

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