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Visit to Southampton City Art Gallery

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

Offer of Frames from Joe Bleasdale

 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

tel. 01749812393


BAS 18th January. Tim Craven on Camden Town Group and AGM

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

Painting Course with David Cuthbert at Dillington. 2-4 Feb

“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

Sue Edwards




James Russell – Ravilious a life in pictures. 7-12-2017

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

Profile on Sue Hardy


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