News


We have all been shocked and saddened by the death of our Committee Member, Geoff Clifford. Geoff was a founder member of the society, and a very active Chairman in its early years; he will be greatly missed. Following a private family funeral, there will be a Memorial Service in […]

Sad News


Charlbury Art Society has launched a Community Art Project to make and install a swoop of swifts. Around fifty individual birds will be made of mosaic and placed on the Nine Acres Pavilion wall in the courtyard outside the library. During 2017 the Art Society organised a number of popular […]

Community Art Project




The Spring Show was a great success with a good number of entries from seventeen artists. Although the number of entries was a little lower than usual the quality was very high with a number of first time exhibitors. We sold seven pictures and lots of cards etc. taking over […]

Spring Show UPDATE


Reg is a retired architect and has lived in Charlbury for 21 years. Although not formally trained as a painter he has been painting and drawing for about 60 years and is still learning how to do it. He likes to paint slightly unusual but interesting subjects for example the […]

Reg James


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



Biography I started out 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, and I enjoyed every […]

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