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
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
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
Visiting Marissa in her home outside Castle Cary provided quite an insight into how she practices her art. Since she joined BAS and started exhibiting with us two years ago she has become known and admired for the strong compositions and colours of her still-life paintings. Continue reading Profile: Marissa Weatherhead
A visit to Tessa’s studio, with everything meticulously laid out and with its massive printing press in one corner makes one aware that here is a really serious artist.
We are very sorry to have to announce the sad news of the death of Katharine Skillen after a short illness. Continue reading Katharine Skillen
Artist Profile. Brigid Moreton Continue reading Profile: Brigid Moreton