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
Thur 18 Jan 2018 Following our well attended A.G.M. (46) at which our constitution was ratified and two new members elected onto our committee, Dorrie Peat and Arabella Beveridge.
We had a TALK by: TIM CRAVEN
‘The Camden Town Group – the Foundation Stone of British Modern Art’
Continue reading BAS 18th January. Tim Craven on Camden Town Group and AGM
“Telling tales in pictures” A painting course with David Cuthbert.
This course to be held at Dillington House (near Ilminster) from Fri 2nd to Sun 4th February.
Finding a way to use memory, and to get imagination going – with reference to Goya, Picasso, Beckman, Kitaj, and Hockney.
Using drawing, collage, and mixed media.
Prices : resident £321 Non resident 215
To find out more and book a place call
Dillington House 01460 258648
On Thursday 7th December the Bruton Art Society held its Christmas Party, at which new members were welcomed. We were also fortunate to receive an excellent lecture by James Russell on the work and life of the artist and designer Eric Ravilious. Ravilious was one of the most original and promising young artists in Britain in the 1930s. An official war artist in the Second World War his life was tragically cut short in a plane accident in 1942. Continue reading James Russell – Ravilious a life in pictures. 7-12-2017
On visiting Sue in her home for this profile I was greeted enthusiastically by her dog and the first picture that caught my eye was her painting of that dog. Pet portraits can often be disappointing but this one stands out as exceptional. It tells us so much not only about a much loved and loving pet, but also about Sue’s exceptional abilities as an artist. Continue reading Profile on Sue Hardy