Every year, (for about 30 years now) I go up to London to take in the RA Open Exhibition and the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. Continue reading BP PORTRAIT AWARD and Michael Jackson 2018
Just a taster to encourage you to go. The few images I have chosen simply reflect my search for the “wow factor” and a bias towards the figurative. Continue reading Royal Academy 250th Summer Exhibition
On opening click here to see our poster. You could also print off a copy and display it or give a copy to friends. Continue reading See Our Exhibition Poster for 2018
The Old Barn Framing Gallery in Sherborne have joined Bruton Art Society and starting this year 2018 are providing a £100 prize for the best print in our exhibition and a ten per cent discount for members. See their advertisement. Continue reading Framing Service
13-6-18. A great day for 32 of us in Southampton. The sun shone, the coach was comfortable and took 1.5 hrs each way and we all had a relaxed day talking to each other and absorbing the art.
Southampton City Art Gallery is a large, grandly arched building which provides plenty of space to show two exhibitions by visiting artists, for us Kelly Richardson and George Shaw. Continue reading Visit to Southampton City Art Gallery
Camilla Frederich is organising what looks like a very good portrait workshop with the artist Andrew James. See details below, and she is keen to offer places to BAS members before placing it more broadly on the internet. If you would like to book a place please call her. Continue reading Andrew James Portrait Workshop 20-22nd July. Contact Camilla Frederick
As one of our longest serving, well liked and much admired members, it was entirely fitting that in 2017 Swan was awarded the Joy Barnes Trophy Award for her painting of a coastal landscape. This award, chosen by the committee, is for an outstanding work in our annual exhibition. Continue reading Swan Lennard-Payne. Profile for 2018
Sue Hardy writes: It was a really lovely relaxed painting day & I’m so sorry so many couldn’t come because it was a good one.
It would have been even better with more people but I did suspect it might be so with half-term making for other committments.
Most of us sketched – pencil, pen & watercolour. Continue reading Painting Day at Milton on Stour. 2nd June
James Budden. A Practical Approach to Portraits, THURSDAY 12th April
2018, 2.30 P.M, Caryford Community Hall Continue reading James Budden Portrait Demonstration 12th April 2018
I have about 20 picture frames of various sizes wth glass and hardboard
or cardboard backing. They would be suitable for framing paintings in
pastel or watercolour. Would any BAS members be interested in
collecting them? Joe Bleasdale Little Orchard, Hardway Bruton BA10 0LN