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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.
Open evening and Exhibition reception
Demo in oils – cityscape
Talk on John Piper’s work and its influence on his own art work.
Practical art session
Life model – Carla Boakes. 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.
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.
Demo – a pastel portrait
Debbie is an illustrator, concentrating on figurative images. She works as a full-time artist and tutor, enjoying teaching in person and online, often painting a live model. She is equally happy working in pastel, acrylic, watercolour or ink. Debbie can complete a portrait in an hour, working live, pushing the boundaries of colour in skin tone, adding to the challenge. Debbie runs weekly life drawing classes near her home in Brighton and also leads painting holidays abroad.
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.
Practical art session
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.
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.