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
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
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
Click on the page /menu heading to see 2017 Exhibition. All the images. With over two hundred works on display, this year’s exhibition is one we are proud of.
Silk Painting. Create Something Beautiful
For years BAS member Margaret Kelly has been teaching individuals and classes how to produce stunning paintings on silk and she will be running two one day courses at Bayford Village Hall on June 14th and 15th 10 am to 4 pm. She provides expert tuition and all the materials you will need for £40 for each day. Beginners are welcome and participants are often amazed at what they are able to produce.
To book your place call Margaret on 01963 32627.
Jenny de Sausmarez, 61 in the Arts Trail brochure, is exhibiting from her own studio for the first time and would like to welcome BAS members. Also see 33 where she is exhibiting in the Deverills with Pat Armstrong. See her site www.jennydesausmarez.com. The address of her studio is Robinia cottage, The Quarry Tisbury SP3 6HR.
A Lecture by Alexandra Drysdale. North Cadbury Village Hall, 4 April 2017
A large group of Bruton Art Society Members and friends came to hear a fascinating lecture by Alexandra Drysdale on the colour blue and its use in art from the Egyptians to the present day. An accomplished NADFAS lecturer, Alexandra is both an artist and an art historian. In this talk she brought together considerable learning with practical experience to cover this most important topic.
Continue reading Out of the Blue; The Story of Blue in Art. Review