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.
As Somerset Art Weeks Festival moves into it’s last 5 days we hope all our members exhibiting in their studios or in group exhibitions are having a successful time and getting lots of visitors.
Somerset Art Weeks is 25 years old this year & there are 135 venues.
See venues 26, 65, 67, 73, 85 & 86 for some of our members’ work
Somerset Art Weeks online Guide
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)
NEW GALLERY IN WINCANTON Report by John Baxter
Somerset Art Weeks Online Guide
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
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.
Alexandra Drysdale Christmas Lecture ‘Red Vibrations’. Caryford Hall, 6 December
A large number of members of the Bruton Art Society came together on Thursday 6th December to enjoy a Christmas Party and to hear a fascinating lecture by Alexandra Drysdale. Continue reading BAS Christmas Party Lecture by Alexandra Drysdale
The artist Paul Maze , often referred to as “the last of the French Impressionists” is the intriguing subject of a lecture to the Wincanton Museum and History Society which may be of interest to BAS members. Continue reading Paul Maze. Wincanton Lecture Friday 23rd Nov.
Camilla is organising a three day portrait workshop 26-27-28 Oct 10a.m.-5p.m. at Batcombe Somerset BA4 6HE. It is for a maximum of ten artists and will feature two models and a light lunch will be provided. You need bring however your own materials and easel. Continue reading Camilla Frederick’s Portrait Workshop with Andrew James RP NEAC
On opening click here to see our poster. You could also print off a copy and display it or give a copy to friends. Continue reading See Our Exhibition Poster for 2018