Joy Barnes was the founder of the Bruton Art Society, in 1953. Since that time she has been deeply committed to the society, serving first as Chair and then as President. She played a central and fully active role in our society until, at the age of 100, she had to retire to a nursing home. She retained a keen interest in the Society until the end, and it was her wish that any donations made on the occasion of her funeral should go to the Bruton Art Society. The Society will ensure that any contributions made will be put to a charitable purpose connected to the fine arts. Continue reading Death of Joy Barnes Our Founder and President at 106
Today Kate Lynch gave us a fascinating lecture and presentation of her paintings. While showing us her pictures her talk was entirely about her twenty plus years of meeting, drawing and painting the mainly disappearing and always changing lives of those who work on the land in Somerset.
On Saturday 2 March a new art gallery opened in Castle Cary High Street. It is in the former premises of the Natwest Bank and is a branch of the David Simon Contemporary Gallery in Bath. Continue reading “Picasso’s Muse” in Castle Cary; A New gallery Opens.
Some BAS members may well be attracted to take a stall Continue reading Frome Art Fair 2019
In his talk on Eight Contemporary Painters which He gave to a very well supported meeting following our AGM, Dr Chris Davies gave us a most informative and interesting talk about eight contemporary painters as he explored the continuing practice of painting by these artists at a time when there has been a movement in some art school circles to denigrate its importance. Continue reading 17-1-2019 Dr Chris Davies and our AGM
A large number of members of the Bruton Art Society came together on Thursday 6th December to enjoy a Christmas Party and to hear a fascinating lecture by Alexandra Drysdale. Continue reading BAS Christmas Party Lecture by Alexandra Drysdale
The Art of the Elements: earth, water, air and fire
Alexandra Drysdale is giving four lectures at Bruton Museum on how artists from the past to the present represent the Elements in their work, both literally and symbolically. Continue reading 4 Lectures by Alexandra Drysdale for 2019. Earth, Water, Air and Fire
The artist Paul Maze , often referred to as “the last of the French Impressionists” is the intriguing subject of a lecture to the Wincanton Museum and History Society which may be of interest to BAS members. Continue reading Paul Maze. Wincanton Lecture Friday 23rd Nov.
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