October 2nd and a well attended meeting
Melanie Cambridge was our demonstrator who was much appreciated having to attend regardless of the fuel crisis and bad weather. Her painting of a Scottish Glen was in gouache, she gave a very interesting talk on the use of this medium and the members were entertained with her amusing and interesting comments on how to use gouache. Melanie has always painted since childhood and her main artistic influences came from nature, particularly the English Coastline and open Downland near her home. Whilst at school she did not flourish in art and ended up at business college.  Painting took a back seat but in 1998 she worked part-time and spend more time on developing her art.  She now paints, teaches and develops her own colours and brushes.

September 4th and back to our usual timing

An enthusiastic gathering was treated to an amusing and animated talk and demonstration and useful tips on using paint by

Ronnie Ireland

The main thought Ronnie tried to impart was "do your thing" and use the world around you to develop your own ideas.

Most importantly just "Have a Go!"


August 7th and we were BACK!

A HUGE WELCOME to all those that attended on a rather stormy afternoon.

I think everyone enjoyed them selves.

In addition to the chance to catch up with all the friends we had missed for so long we were treated to a demonstration by Mark Fisher

A Local Artist from Sedlescombe Mark has entertained us with his amazing Landscapes, Downland views

and Cityscapes previously so we looked forward to seeing

another creation from his skilful brushes.

Mark Runs courses and workshops from his studio and organises painting Holidays.

This time we were inspired by his rendition of a coastal scene depicting the iconic Mary Stamford Lifeboat House at Rye Harbour beautifully reflected in the wet beach, all done with a single brush.