This year, 2018, Hilary Turnbull, a long-term and respected member of BAS who is also an artist who is widely recognised beyond our ranks, was awarded the Joy Barnes Award for her painting. This is the most prestigious prize our society can give. Continue reading Profile of Hilary Turnbull
Making Art Matter: Clifford & Rosemary Ellis Victoria ART Gallery, Bath, 8 September to 25 november 2018 | Normal admission charges apply Continue reading Making Art Matter: Clifford & Rosemary Ellis. Victoria Art Galllery Bath
Ten of us gathered at Hadspen Village Hall where we had two days under the excellent guidance of Anthony Connolly drawing and painting portraits of two wonderful models who turned out to be brother and sister. Having the opportunity to do sustained work under such a teacher with such models really is a pleasure and a great opportunity and for me personally, an inspiration. Continue reading ANTHONY CONNOLLY WORKSHOP Thurs and Fri 20th-21st September
Camilla is organising a three day portrait workshop 26-27-28 Oct 10a.m.-5p.m. at Batcombe Somerset BA4 6HE. It is for a maximum of ten artists and will feature two models and a light lunch will be provided. You need bring however your own materials and easel. Continue reading Camilla Frederick’s Portrait Workshop with Andrew James RP NEAC
Sacred Spaces is the title of BAS member Julie Jenkins’ exhibition for Somerset Art Week 15th to 30th September. It is open 11-6pm Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in her home no 2, the Old Police Station, South St., Wincanton BA9 9AZ.
Continue reading Julie Jenkins. Sacred Spaces 15-30th September.
Ten of us attended the course with the much admired Wiltshire based landscape artist Nick Andrew who came from his studio in Crockerton, Warminster for our day at the Hadspen Village Hall. Continue reading A BAS Workshop Day with Nick Andrew, Landscape Artist. 8th September
Fletcher Robinson and his wife Marie Helene were our generous and welcoming hosts to a beautiful, mild, sunny day in their home and garden with its mill house, river, trees and weir where we could wander and set ourselves up to produce masterpieces after meeting for coffee and lunch-time chat. Continue reading A Great Day Drawing and Painting at Lovington Mill
Opening to the public on Saturday 18th and running until Saturday 25th 11-5 pm daily at the Kings’ School Bruton, our annual exhibition is an event not to be missed.
All the works have been photographed and can be seen on the menu page
2018 Exhibition Images.
The exhibition is a great opportunity to enjoy the work of local artists and to purchase, cards, mounted but unframed work as well as the selected framed works. This makes it all a real opportunity to buy fine affordable art.
Committee members, helpers and judges have a quick lunch together during the key days when the selection , judging and hanging all came together.
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