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Membership renewal for 2021
It's been a difficult year, to put it mildly. But we hope you will stick with us in 2021.  We are pleased to say that membership can now be made via BACS.
Full details on how to renew are HERE
 News Update at 11th Jan 2021
  • Send us your pictures! For a) the critique b) the mini-lockdown-exhibition and c) the AGM competition.  All is explained if you scroll down a bit
  • There has been a change to our April booking which will now be a Zoom demo of portraiture in pastels from Rob Wareing.
  • There is an EXTRA too! The opportunity to paint along with NZ artist Richard Robinson on 14th Jan. Fiona Gale gives all the info you need to know HERE 
Critique /  Lockdown Art [2] / AGM  competition!
So what have you been up to over these long months?
a) CRITIQUE. Please send Chris Poole [ ] a photo of an art work for the online critique [via Zoom] with Phil Creek. We need your picture by 1st Feb  The Zoom is at 7:30 on Friday 5th Feb. (This can ALSO go in the Lockdown2 online exhibition, if you let me know.  But it CAN'T be entered for the AGM competition because entries there are always anonymous)
b) Lockdown 2 mini-exhibition Before 14th Feb we invite you to send Chris photos of up to THREE  recent artworks for this exhibition.   It will go 'live' on 14th Feb and is just an opportunity to share what we have been doing. (These also CAN'T be entered for the AGM competition to preserve anonymity)
c)  AGM competition    Also before 14th Feb   send your nominated entry for the annual Griffin Trophy [AGM] competition. [To be clear, this cannot be a picture that you send for the critique, nor for the mini-exhibition].
From 15th Feb to 2nd March members can see all submitted works on this website.  And vote for their favourite nominated picture [again, emails to Chris]
On 5th March, at our AGM, the winner of the competition will be awarded the Griffin Trophy for a year.
The nominated pictures will be presented anonymously and in a randomised order, with one vote per member.
Still confused? Just send Chris some pictures if you're not sure. We're just a relaxed Art Club and we'll sort out any problems, don't worry.
DECEMBER ZOOM Write-up (3rd Dec 2-4PM)   The write-up for Louise Nowell of The Ceilidh Room is here. Her stunning pictures can be seen here and one example here.
The Tuesday Morning Art Group remains closed till further notice. We HOPE to restart later in Spring 2021
Older News
NOVEMBER ZOOM DEMO: Versatile watercolourist Catherine Beale created a semi-abstract seascape for us in a Zoom demo on 5th Nov. Our write-up is now here

Dear Members ,


International Live Stream Workshop - Jan 14th 2021 , 7-9pm.


We are very excited to announce a wonderful opportunity for you in the New Year to paint along side and enjoy the company of an incredible international painter from New Zealand called Richard Robinson. Richard is well known in New Zealand and throughout the world for his landscape and seascape paintings and is a popular teacher.….its going to be amazing!.


We are teaming up with the Sidmouth ( who organised the event ) and Exmouth Art Group so we can have a lovely group of us along at the live acrylic painting workshop with Richard. 


The workshop  will also be recorded and all people in the class will have access to that recording to watch, stop and fast forward as many times as they like after the event, so if you fall behind you can catch up later .


We have been offered the workshop for $15 each which works out to be around £11, which is incredible value …….You need to sign up and pay  individually if you want to join using the link below .


 Joining instructions and a materials list will then be sent to participants closer to the time . Let me know if you are attending on and we can keep you updated with any extra info … looking forward to seeing you there …...


Here’s the info from Richard


Join our Live International Video Painting Workshop with Richard Robinson, New Zealand Artist. 7-9pm January 14th 2021

The workshop will be suitable for all abilities and I recommend oils or acrylic to paint along with. There is an old rustic shed down the road from me that makes a great subject to paint and I will be using that as my reference.

I have created a class especially for your painting group … to join simply follow the link to my website. Students will need a credit card or paypal account and the cost is  $15 and will auto-convert to GBP after the checkout...

Rustic shed lesson:


For more of Richards incredible work check out

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