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Patrick Cullen Workshop

Plein air pastel painting with Patrick Cullen                     19 – 20 September

For anyone who booked a place on this workshop in January, it was an act of faith in the September weather….. but it turned out hot and sunny on both days – vivid blue skies and bright colours. The orchard next to Hadspen Village Hall was laden with ripening rosy apples – a wonderful place to paint.


Patrick has run three workshops for Bruton Art Society now and was extremely diligent in finding us all in the orchard to give guidance and help on the use of pastels. Some of us were complete beginners with this medium and it was a privilege to learn from him.

On both afternoons he took a little time to paint alongside us & it was invaluable to watch him work.

Dorrie Peat

New Gallery in Wincanton opens for Somerset Art Weeks

Committee member John Baxter has written an illustrated account of a Somerset Art Weeks exhibition organised by Zak Greening in Wincanton on the site of Clementinas. Called Greening the Earth Gallery, this “stunning new art gallery” particularly appealed to John & he recommends it as a “must see” for Bruton Art Society members. (See link below to read all about it & see his photos of the exhibition)


Somerset Art Weeks Online Guide  

Death of Joy Barnes Our Founder and President at 106

We are sorry to have to announce that our President, Mrs. Joy Barnes, died on Tuesday 27th August. She was 106.

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

We’re now on Instagram

The Society has just opened an Instagram account and we’ve made a good start with 120 followers within 2 weeks!

We’ve been showing images from our exhibitions and are linking up with many other artists in the region.

Quite a few of our members enjoy using Instagram.

For those who don’t know – Instagram allows artists to get their work seen if they want to share it, but they can also enjoy the work of many other artists  – locally, nationally & internationally.