We are delighted to announce that Fiona Bates‘ painting Autumn Harvest was selected as the winner by the Hanging Group at our exhibition at Denbies last month, and John Lucking’s picture Cricketers won the public vote. Very well done Fiona and John! And many thanks to Pullingers who sponsored both competitions.

Hanging Group winner: Fiona Bates / Autumn Harvest
Public vote winner: John Lucking / Cricketers

Andrew Albrecht and Holly Evans were the two lucky members of the public whose names were picked at random from all those who voted for the best picture. They each won a £15 voucher from Denbies.

Monthly challenge

The winner of August’s challenge is Malcolm Beakhust with his painting Climbing the Foothills. In second place is Colin Garrod, and in joint third place are John Lucking and Linda Shobbrook. Many congratulations to all. The names of the artists are now revealed on August’s monthly challenge page.

Gina and Louise both identified 6 of the artists, pushing Richard into second place with 5. Bev made a valiant attempt but wasn’t quite able to beat our three experts!

September’s subject is a Portrait, and the deadline for entries is 10pm, Thursday 30 September. Please email a jpg of your entry to Barbara Stevens (subject Monthly challenge) and let her know the title of your picture and the medium. Please follow the guidelines for creating a .jpg on the Resources page.  Barbara is happy to resize/rename files if anyone has any problems.


If you can recommend a good framer, please let Barbara know. Details will then be published on the Resources page.

Painting critique

The Painting critique page has been archived. Thank you to everyone who contributed to it. The paintings and feedback can still be viewed from the Resources page.

Workshop paintings

We had some great zoom workshops earlier in the year – do take a look at some of the pictures that our members painted.

We are a friendly Art group based in Epsom & Ewell, Surrey and, under normal circumstances, we meet at Bourne Hall, Ewell Village on most Wednesday evenings.  Please look at the Programme page for details of our meetings.

Guests are welcome at £5 per session.  If you would like to join the group or find out more about our activities, please go to the Contact us page.

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