Programme

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Meetings are at 7.30 pm. Most are at Bourne Hall in either the Azalea Room or the Camelia room, but we also have some Zoom meetings. Visitors are welcome at £6 per person per visit. The cost for members is £2. Tea and coffee are provided. Free if you bring your mug or 50p for a paper cup.

27 Apr

AGM

Bring & Buy and Brian Tipping competition

4 May

Bourne Hall

Open evening and Exhibition reception

11 May

Demo in oils – cityscape

25 May

Bob Meecham

BH, Camelia

Talk on John Piper’s work and its influence on his own art work. Bob will bring a couple of examples of his work.

Bob has lectured on JMW Turner for Tate Britain. Works include: landscapes, legends, myths & stories, communal works with a group of artists forming The London Surrey Arts, ceramic items, book illustrations and works based on Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Much of his work reflects the idea that landscapes, buildings and objects bear witness to, and reveal the collective memories of human stories. There is a spirit of place that can be captured and drawn out in the practice of drawing and painting, both in situ and in longer contemplation through sketchbook diaries.

1 Jun

Practical art session

BH, Azalea

An opportunity to draw a seasonal still life. This will be untaught so bring your own art equipment, Although there won’t be a tutor, members of the group are helpful and happy to give advice.

8 Jun

Demo – landscape in acrylic.

Mark is an experienced practicing artist and tutor based in Shropshire. Sketching is at the heart of his work. It is integral to the development of a piece, sometimes forming part of the painting itself. He continues to draw inspiration from the landscape and adores using colour while interpreting the light, contrast, weather and a love of the materials. Mark has numerous works in private collections and galleries in both England and Wales.

29 Jun

Rodney Kingston

BH, Camelia

Demonstration in liquid charcoal

Rodney has been on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year and Portrait Artist of the Year.  He has exhibited at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Society of Oil Painters and contributed articles to Leisure Painter magazine.

Rodney studied art and design at Wimbledon School of Art and a graphic design degree at Camberwell College of Arts. He paints the vast majority of his work with the subject in front of him. Inspiration comes from everyday life – people, places, still life objects – and the challenge of translating three-dimensional subjects into a convincing two-dimensional oil painting. Rodney primarily works, in oil but also completes portraiture work in liquid charcoal.

6 Jul

Practical art session

BH, Azalea

An opportunity to draw a seasonal still life. This will be untaught so bring your own art equipment, Although there won’t be a tutor, members of the group are helpful and happy to give advice.

13 Jul

Adrienne Adie

BH, Camelia

Demo – A Lively, Crowded & Colourful Scene in acrylic inks and pastel.
“After studying Graphic Design in Durban, I worked as a Graphic Artist for various agencies in South Africa, and moved to the UK in 1997. My working life consists of running adult art classes and workshops, as well as demonstrating for Art Groups. My style is expressive, energetic and spontaneous. I love the immediacy of mark making and the unpredictability of that approach. It enables me to combine all I have ever learnt about illustration, painting and design. This is when my heart beats a thousand times a minute … I am on edge and the adrenalin is flowing. I constantly endeavour to engage my viewers by drawing them into another world. After a number of solo exhibitions, I now sell my paintings privately & through the London Art Society.”

Plein Air daytime sessions

Meet at 10am till 2pm with a break for lunch. All outdoor painting sessions are subject to weather conditions. A member of the group will be there to act as leader for the day. Bring your own art materials and seat if required.

20 July – Banstead High Street
27 July – Borough Market and Southwark, London
3 Aug – Nonsuch Park
10 Aug – Walton-on-the-Hill
17 Aug – Box Hill
24 Aug – Charing Cross, London
31 Aug – Bourne Hall, Ewell
7 Sep – Polesden Lacey

Any programme queries, comments or suggestions for new speakers, please contact our programme secretary.

Previous month’s and year’s programmes are available from our publicity secretary.

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