Following the formality of the A.G.M. on 12th January, at which the committee reported to the activities of the last year, the forty or so members present were entertained to an informal lecture David Brayne, a celebrated watercolorist. He stepped in at the last moment, replacing his wife Jane who had been due to give a talk but was unable to due to illness. In the event David delivered an informal and enthusiastic demonstration of some of his techniques, particularly the use of natural pigments. Without a doubt many of the members present will be reviewing their attitude to watercolour and perhaps their own practice as well. Many thanks to David for sharing his trade secrets with us.
Unfortunately, due to illness, Jane Brayne is unable to give her lecture at the A.G.M. on 12th January. Her husband, the watercolourist David Brayne has kindly offered to give a brief talk about his work and methods instead.
David Brayne RWS
David uses water-based paint, usually on paper, often very wet. He was elected to the Royal Watercolour society many years ago and is now one of its honorary members. He has won a number of prizes, including the Turner Medal for Watercolour, and his work is collected widely.
He paints most days in his studio in Evercreech after an early morning walk. The studio walls, floor and ceiling are spattered with colour and he can have as many as five or six paintings on the go at various stages of completion.Venue: Caryford Hall, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ. 2.30 – 4.30pm Thursday 12th January
Reports, Elections, Future Programme etc.
Followed by a talk from JANE BRAYNE ‘Picturing the Past, an artist’s impression’ Caryford Community Hall, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary, BA7 7JJ
Members free Guests £5
Jane has an international reputation as a painter of ancient landscapes.
She was series artist on BBC 2’s Meet the Ancestors.
Her work is widely published, used in the media and represented in museums including the British Museum
Her career in archaeology began on a dig at Stonehenge and her illustrated children’s book, Archer, Journey to Stonehenge, is a best seller there.
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Trees in 19c British & American Art by Professor Christiana Payne
16 January 2020
Report by Will Vaughan
Christiana Payne, Professor of the History of Art at Oxford Brookes University, has had a distinguished career researching British landscape art and genre painting of the nineteenth century. In recent years she has been exploring the representation of trees and the significance that they had for artists and amateurs in the period. Her recent book, Silent Witnesses; Trees in British Art 1760-1870, focussed on the work of British Artists, but in this lecture she extended the theme to cover American artists of the period as well.Perhaps it was as a reaction to the growing urbanization caused by the Industrial Revolution that artists in the late eighteenth century became increasingly involved in representing the natural world. Trees particularly
A Happy New Year to all Bruton Art Society Members! Our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING took place on THURSDAY 19th JANUARY 2017, 2.30 PM. at CARYFORD COMMUNITY HALL, Castle Cary, The AGM was followed by tea and an excellent lecture by the designer and costume historian Deirdre Clancy Steer on ’50 Years of Stage and Costume Design’
Bruton Arts Society’s July trip to the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. A city I had never been to before and the promise of an exhibition of Augustus John’s work was enough to make me sign up. Continue reading BAS visits the National Museum of Wales
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Bruton Art Society
held at Caryford Community Hall, Castle Cary on
21st January 2016 at 2.30pm Continue reading BAS AGM Minutes. 21 January 2016. An interesting read.