Yearly Archives: 2017


Alison welcomed us to her cottage in Fullbrook on a lovely warm and partially sunny morning.  Sadly only two of us turned up but we spent a relaxing morning in her garden which had many aspects to inspire an artist as well as being full of structural planting and pathways.  You missed a […]

Plein Air Painting Day – Yew Tree Cottage











At the recent Carterton Lions Exhibition, our very own Lee Belcher not only sold one of her paintings but it was also voted by the public as “Best in Show” (‘Low Tide, Budleigh Salterton‘ bottom centre in the photo).  Congratulations Lee!

Winning Entry!





Today, 24 January, the sun was shining and lit up the room and the model. What a treat! And, see the concentration on our faces! I am still looking for new models, so if anyone is happy to sit still for 2 hours – you can read a book – […]

Portrait Sketching



Biography I began as an art historian, with a specialism in 20th century art and design, and I have had a dual career in art and education. Having worked with resident artists in schools, I was inspired to join the part-time Foundation Course at Banbury, which I followed by studying […]

Anna Gillespie


We had the first of a series of portrait sketching sessions last Tuesday. This year, we are in the Larcum Kendel Room. There were 10 of us and there was a lot of concentration. We are extremely grateful for our model, and would welcome volunteers to sit for us for […]

Portrait Painting/Sketching


Rachel enjoyed art and graphic design when at school and college. Having produced nothing in the intervening years, she has rediscovered the joy of creativity with the guidance of Gloria Bint’s Charlbury Art Group. Her current preference is for oil on canvas to portray landscapes. Contact

Rachel Gallagher