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We have this year’s winners of The Charlbury Street Fair Art Competition!  They are: 1st Alfie Thorpe 2nd Genevieve Walkden 3rd Jack O’Reilley The theme this year is “Alice in Wonderland so, as you might guess, the standard was very high and difficult to judge.  Well done Alfie, Genevieve and […]

Young Winners of Art Competition


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



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



The Have-a-Go Workshops have been very popular, and great fun for both workshop leaders and participants. There was a real buzz in the room, and it was very exciting to witness the images and shapes emerging – see for yourself on this photo. We had some very positive feedback, and […]

Have-a-Go Workshops




Our Art Exhibition kicks off to a rousing start with a special champagne reception after the community centre ground-breaking event featuring David Cameron! The exhibition looks fantastic, it also runs into the Green Room this year – do come along and look around. Teas served here all afternoon Street Fair […]

Champagne and VIPs!


Our three winning children’s artworks can now be seen in the window of Cotswold Frames.  Do go and have a look!  The three winners will be presented with their prizes by the chairman of the Art Society, Tony Lloyd at the Street Fair on Saturday 17 September.

Winning children’s artwork on display!



Elizabeth Haldane kindly welcomed 6 of us to come and paint in her lovely garden on 7 September.  The large sprawling ironstone house overseas a panoramic view of rolling countryside for miles.  It is a little way outside the village of Swerford so not easy to find but what an […]

Painting day in Swerford


Five artists including Mary enjoyed painting in her cottage garden in Ramsden on Wednesday 31 August.  There were various late summer flowers and fruits, including some huge rose hips and an apple tree laden with lovely red eaters to inspire us!  An inquisitive cat, apparently from next door, wanted to know what we […]

Painting in Mary’s Garden