June news letter

LAWRENCE SOCIETY OF ART JUNE NEWSLETTER 2019
In this issue:
June’s Demonstration
Hillworth Park Cafe Exhibition
PR and Media Roles
Un Plein Air 1,2 & 3
Art trail 2019
Notes
July’s Demonstration

June’s Demonstration:
Fellow member, Paul Oakley, also chair of The Marlborough Open Studios, gave us a
fascinating look at painting a landscape in Semi-Abstract Style, in oils, to create a
sense of place. It was a new concept to many and brought out a number of questions
during his demonstration. Many of the original artists who began The Impressionism
Movement were transferring from Landscape to Impressionism, so this intermediary
position is where we were taken. Many current artists, like Paul, still enjoy this mix
of the real but with colours not usually associated with landscapes. In this case we
had a local image transformed by giving it cool/cold colours as the main background;
mauves and dark blues. Even the lighter blue sky was muted with burnt umber and
the sun a darker orange, using orange, red and raw sienna.
Using a limited pallet in quick, certain movements, Paul set to work transforming this
already beautiful background, into a scene. In one place he made the lighter blue run
down the surface in the mid-ground to great effect; contrasting with the many
horizontal lines of the landscape. Building up further layers of lighter bluey-white
colours in amongst the darker vegetation, like a cold mist over parts of the scene.
Perhaps the most impressionistic aspect of the work were the taller trees. These Paul
chose to paint in lighter bluey-greys in near perfect circles for all but the Poplars.
This was a great divider of opinion in the meeting.
Houses appeared in a slightly mis-shapen form but in brighter colours, drawing the
eye to the foreground; where large trees and strata kept our eyes moving to the front.
All of this was executed with flair, explanations and many ideas to absorb and use.
An evening to cherish.

Hillworth Park Cafe
Don’t forget to have a look at the new exhibition of member’s work here, while
sipping a cuppa. Followed by a stroll through the delightful gardens.

PR and Media Roles
We are still looking for a member who is able to take on the PR/Advertising role.
Please call or e-mail one of the committee.

Our Plein Air Painting Sessions:

Tuesday May 21st Caen Hill Community Farm.
A small but delighted group of members, made the most of the many options to paint;
although I understand that the animals would just not stand still…!
Our thanks to Jean for setting this up, providing easels, refreshments with a smile.
Our second Plein Air was on June the 4th at Wellaway Gardens near Worton.
A group of 9 members braved the showery weather and, with the aid of a summer
house and pop-up gazebo, enjoyed the delights of the extensive and varied gardens,
ponds with water lilies and flag iris, as well as the bird song. After settling in our
chosen places, some using easels for the first time, we set to work on our pieces.
Once again, Jean had organised it to perfection, with water and easels for painting,
plus cream sponge cake and sparkling apple and elderflower, even the pop-up gazebo.
At the end of our time, there was some beautiful work to see.
Our next one is July 9th at Jenny Pape’s home, which includes a stream, woodland
and gardens. If you would like to book your place, then e-mail Jean. Details to follow.
( perrettjean@btinternet.com )

Art Trail 2

Following last year’s successful Trail, another is planned from August, 24th to 31st
.We are speaking to the local shops who were up for supporting us again and more
details will be sent out soon.
Entry forms for The 2019 Art trail will be due back by 26th July.
There will be space on the form to include a brief description of the style/genre of
your work, to enable members of the public, short on time when they pick up the
map, to choose those places with works that interest them most.
As with last year, our objectives are to raise the Society’s profile, encourage new
members and, as a bonus, sell your paintings.. ‘the usual 10% of sales goes to the Society. ‘

Notes:

By show of hands at Monday’s meeting, it was decided not to raise the
Guest fee from £3 to £5.

Marlborough Open Studios opens next month.

LSA Members art at July’s meeting. Bring one or two for us to view.

July’s Demonstration
Do you remember the wonderful demonstration by Hash( Hashim Akib )?
Well, his partner, Marie Antoniou, is our July demonstrator. She is best known for her
wildlife paintings and was BBC Wildlife Artist of The Year in 2013, Wildlife Artist of
The Year ( David Shepherd ) in 2017. She is also a regular contributor to The Artist.
Marie will demonstrate in acrylic, a bold coloured , contemporary, impressionistic
interpretation of a wildlife scene.

Don’t miss this final meeting’s 7.15 start! before our August Break!
Hoping you are finding the sunshine amongst the showers,
Your Committee

Plein Air Painting Session – Caen Hill Community Farm

An excellent morning of sketching and painting at the Caen Hill Community Farm was enjoyed by LSA members. The weather was glorious and the farm afforded numerous opportunities for us to sketch and paint a variety of farm animals as well as the glorious views over the Wiltshire countryside.   Do come and join us in June for our next Plein Air session at Wellaway Gardens near Worton on Tuesday 4th June.   Contact Jean Perrett for more information:-      perrettjean@btinternet.com

May news letter

May’s Demonstration
Hillworth Park Cafe Exhibition
PR and Media Roles
Urchfont Art Group
Un Plein Air 1
June’s Demonstration

May’s Demonstration:
Phil Madley gave us an evening to remember, with his superb knowledge and artistry
of using Encaustic Wax. He also provided a laughter filled commentary on this and
his life long love of the medium, but also in the answering of the many questions
from members.
After outlining the equipment needed for this medium, we were in a constant state of
hilarity and awe as the demonstration progressed from, seemingly simple, floral
patterns in single colours, made by carefully turning the edge of the iron in small
increments, achieving what Paul called his Turner paintings. These all came with life
stories letting us into the journey he had taken to reach this level, to more complex
landscapes ( even with members suggested additions ) and seascapes…all using his
utilitarian encaustic wax iron. White card was changed for silver and a remarkable
seascape emerged. Then, using some of his other tools, a lighthouse, sails on the
horizon and foliage against the bottom of the far cliffs appeared from the image.
When turned in the light, the painting showed its magical state, with the evening
silver on the breaking waves and ripples bringing it to sparkling life.
Final piece of the evening showcased the use of a hot air blowgun on dribbles of
bright colours and overlaid with silver on a white card. This appealed to the abstract
lovers and water colourists alike, as the free flowing air, melted and spread the wax
colours into a stylish piece of art.
There was much to inspire any medium user in this outstanding evening of ideas and
commentary. Our favourite was the story of the woman who asked if he did his own
framing. Phil’s response was to say that he owned a wood in Buckinghamshire and
used the wood from there cut up in his sawmill there and stored in his large shed
onsite. Gales of laughter followed this tall tale and the effect of his time with us will
be remembered for a long time.

Hillworth Park Cafe
Having visited here a couple of times now and looking forward to another excellent
showing of member’s work at this month’s changeover, do take our advice and visit
yourselves. The gardens are a delight to walk in as well.

PR and Media Roles
Three members of the committee have kindly agreed to take on these roles:
Social Media Julie Weir
Storage of Media kit, Jean Perrett
Setting up same, Kim Wright
We are still looking for a member who is able to take on the PR/Advertising role.
Please call or e-mail one of the committee.

Urchfont Art Group
Our great thank to them for taking all our exhibition equipment due to Mr Fussels’s
move and no local, Devizes member coming forward to offer them a home. While
setting up exhibitions will require more driving, it is with some relief that the pieces
are together in a safe place, thanks to Urchfont.
Huge congratulations to Urchfont for their stunningly good Art Exhibition during the
Annual Scarecrow Trail.

Our First Plein Air Painting Session
On Tuesday 21st May from 9.30- 12 cost £5, coffee provided.
At Caen Hill Community Farm near Poulshot. Covered or open painting.
Currently we have six members signed up.
There is still time, if there is any anyone else who wants to come.
Please contact Jean.
( perrettjean@btinternet.com )
Note: Our second Plein Air is on the 4th of June at Wellaway Gardens near
Worton

June’s Demonstration
Will be by one of our members, Paul Oakley. As you know, Paul, the Chair of
Marlborough Open Studios over the last few years, is a very talented artist. His
demonstration will be using oils to create a sense of place in a semi-abstract
landscape.
M.O.S. have their free preview of 80 artists present work at The Mount House
Gallery, Marlborough, from the 16th to 19th May. Prefacing the M.O.S. in July.
Happy Summer Days
Your Committee

April news letter

In this issue:

April’s Critique Session

Hillworth Park Cafe Exhibition

New Committee Member Needed

Final Exhibition Boards and Legs work

Reminders

May’s Demonstration

April Critique Session:

Max Hale breezed in and gave his Artist/Teacher’s opinion of some 33 works by members on the evening of 1st of April. Even though it was past noon, the jokes were there, most often on us…only kidding….sort of…

Max was clear and decisive in his pronouncements, although too much centred on saying simply what the image was. Some member’s present were cheered, while others shed a silent tear and took it on the chin. Those gathered benefited from Max’s extensive background in painting and sculpting in the assessments given.

To our credit the work provided for him to review was wide-ranging in both medium, subject, style and ability; true of what we stand for as a Society.

Hillworth Park Cafe

With the weather going back to the uncertain kind, even more reason to make any day a good one to go into the warmth there, enjoy a cuppa & view the excellent art.

New Committee Member Needed

Bev Usher has had to step down as our Advertising and Meetings Media Person and we would like one or two members to step up and fill his place.

Advertising:

We already have a very good relationship with a local printer and, for this year we have a number of printing needs met. Naturally, this first part of the post is for an artistic person, one who is happy to use a computer and send material, approved by the committee, to the printer and pick it up for use.

Meetings Media Person

: Will have responsibility for the setting up of the lighting, camera, projector and laptop for each demonstration and talk. The wires are all marked and the set up simple enough if you have used two or more of these before. Storing the kit is also part of this role.

Please e-mail, call or see one of the committee to join our happy band.

We take this opportunity to thank Bev for his friendship and the artistic,

thoughtful and superb work for our Society

Final Work on Exhibition Boards and Legs Completed

Our thanks to Jean Perrett and Nick Hunt for the great work they did in completing the painting of the rest of our Exhibition Boards and re-positioning the hooks on the legs from which to hang them

Reminders:

URGENT

We still need a new home for our exhibition display equipment, as Mr Fussell, who has kindly lent us space in his garage, is moving house.

It would only take up one twelve foot section of wall and two feet out from that.

Please contact the committee.

Participation in The Urchfont Group’s Art Exhibition

Can be applied for by Lawrence members. See website or Sheila Weller to apply BY THE END OF THIS MONTH.

Our First Plein Air Painting Session

Will be on Tuesday 21st May from 9.30- 12 cost £5, coffee provided.

At Caen Hill Community Farm near Poulshot. Covered or open painting. Numbers would be useful for refreshment purposes please. See/e-mail Jean Perrett. ( perrettjean@btinternet.com )

May’s Demonstration

Will be by Phil Madley using Encaustic Wax.

As and innovative and contemporary artist and teacher, he will challenge your senses and lead you into another new area to contemplate and engage in. Be prepared to be amazed by this demonstration of an ancient technique, as practised by the Greeks, focussing on abstracts, flowers, seascapes and landscapes.

Your Committee

March News letter

1.March Talk & Members
2.Mini-Exhibition No. 1
3.Good News for the Padwicks
4.Hillworth Park Cafe Exhibition
5.Thanks to Jean Perrett
6.New Committee Member
7.Reminders
8.April’s Critique

March demonstration:
Dee Cowell, ably supported by husband John, delivered a dazzling demonstration
using mixed media. From the beginning of this personal & care-free time of fine art
at work in a creative mind, we saw ideas & images emerge from Dee’s past life in
Africa & her recent visit as a tourist. Using a bright colour palette of, watercolour
pencil, inks, watercolours, acrylics & pastels, with a variety of techniques; like
squirting acrylic from nozzled bags, grating pastels, then spraying the shavings with
an atomiser, finger work, brush or palette knife. We were entranced to silence by the
wonders evolving before us…. until Dee did something off the scale of normal,
drawing gasps of disbelief, then laughter, as she worked her magic, making sense of
the audience-interpreted error or turning a misplaced line into part of the whole.
We understood it was a master-class and sat silently, like children, eagerly watching
the Elephants evolve from pencil sketch to vibrant colours, that made them jump out
of the canvas in blues, purples & pinks, outlined by white ink from a bottle brush &
surrounded by grasses of greens, yellows & browns. Quite stunningly beautiful!
As was Dee’s second piece, a group of Vervet Monkeys on a branch at sunset.
Starting with a watercolour wash of yellow & pink with some gravity work, it was
put away to dry, while the Elephants unfurled, returned to at the end of the session.
Here, again, the norms of colour were left behind in a superb explosion of colour &
dramatic life: bodies, faces & limbs beautifully sculpted with the glorious sunset
behind & through them.
Along with these portrayals we were given some real gems of advice: the importance
of empty space, divergent uses of colour & method, abandonment to the artist within
& away from reproducing copies of images.

Successful Members Mini-Exhibition No. 1
Thanks to the members who brought in a total of twenty pieces for everyone to see in
the first of these showings. They were a great focus at the interval, particularly trying
to read the names of the painter. Easy to read cards will be provided next time.

Hillworth Park Cafe
Another new range of member’s work is now up for March. Even more reason to
make any day a good one to go into the warmth there, enjoy a cuppa & view the art.

Our thanks to Jean Perrett for running the excellent month-long exhibition at
the Melksham Art Cafe.
Good feedback and an invitation from our hosts to return.

New Committee Member
Evelyn Taylor has kindly agreed to be on our committee as the Young Peoples Art
Exhibition Co-ordinator. Their exhibition will take place in conjunction with our
Annual Art Exhibition in November, upstairs in The Corn Exchange.

Reminders:
Please send Kim an e-mail, as per the previous request sent, saying you will be
bringing a picture to Max Hales Constructive Critiques at the April Meeting.
At present we only have 13 members contributing. Less than half the number
needed!

Urgent!
We need a new home for our exhibition display equipment, as Mr Fussell, who has
kindly lent us space in his garage, is soon to move house.
It would only take up one twelve foot section of wall and two feet out from that.
Please contact the committee.

Participation in The Urchfont Group’s Art Exhibition
Can be applied for by Lawrence members. See website or Sheila Weller to apply.

Our First Plein Air Painting Session
Will be on Tuesday 21st May from 9.30- 12 cost £5, coffee provided.
At Caen Hill Community Farm near Poulshot.
Numbers would be useful for refreshment purposes please.
See/e-mail Jean Perrett. ( perrettjean@btinternet.com )

St John’s Art Shop close at the end of March. Discounted materials available.

April’s Critique Meeting Advice
This is an open event for you to bring your work in for all the members to see and
have them looked at by popular Artist, Max Hale. He will constructively give a
qualified analysis of each, taking about three minutes per work.
Max requests that each painting has a working title, so remember your painting.
Your Committee

Feb news letter

In this issue:
February’s Talk
New members
Art Cafe Melksham Exhibition 2019/Hillworth Park Cafe Exhibition
Other Member Exhibitions
Plein Air Places Open
Oxfam’s visit
March’s Demonstration and April’s Critique
February Talk:
Past Chairman, Alan Padwick OBE, who did so much for our Society during his long
reign, gave us a keenly researched insight into our namesake, Sir Thomas Lawrence.
Through a talk, beautifully punctuated by images of the artist and his work, plus
contemporary colleagues and theirs, Alan, with wife Sarah on projection, drew us into
this remarkable young man’s world; from sketches in pencil to famous oils that hang
in Windsor Castle’s Waterloo Room and other fine houses here and abroad.
Starting with his birth in Bath, to a fiscally challenged Publican Father and a Mother
of 16 children, sadly, only 8 survived, with this small genius as one; we followed his
arrival in Devizes, at The( Black )Bear Hotel and Thomas’ growth in age and stature.
This was furthered by the great and the good as they sought him out, even before he
was 20, by choosing to come via this town on the way to Bath from London, to have
their portraits done by this talented young man.
Alan showed us Thomas providing a living for his family here and later in Bath and
then London; during which we caught glimpses of a precocious talent at work and in
love, in the heady society circles of the times. From hardship, to recognition by The
Royal Society and eventual full membership and Chairmanship, becoming the
Darling of the well-to-do, for his unique way of capturing likeness’ of children, adults
and seniors, imbuing these with a living soul, something few artists manage.
Our grateful thanks to Alan and Sarah( his beautiful assistant ) for an evening to
treasure and memories to hold up for Sir Thomas Lawrence our Societies namesake.
We particularly wish Alan a full recovery from his recent illness and surgery.

New Members
This month we welcomed three new members to take our membership to 122:
Karen Lawrencebright
Terri Card
Peter Meacock

Oxfam’s Visit selling used fames, prints, books was a fine success. Next one May.

Melksham Cafe Art Exhibition February 2019
February is the month to make time to go to Melksham Art Cafe and see the 60 pieces
of our member’s work, as well as be tempted by the brews and fresh foods available.
Reminder – Removal of hangings at 5pm, Sunday the 3rd of March.
Sales Fees – 20% on sales up to £100, 25% 0n those over £100.

Hillworth Park Cafe
A new range of member’s work was put up in January. Even more reason to make any
day a good one to go into the warmth there, enjoy a cuppa & view the art.
March is the next change of work due. Please contact Jill Goatman if you’d like
to have your work in there.

Other Member Exhibitions: David and Yvonne Auld and friends at The Pound
Corsham, until 12th March
Julie Weir’s solo exhibition – The Court Street Gallery,
Trowbridge, until March 9th

Also Note: Participation in The Urchfont Group’s Art Exhibition, which co-insides
with the village’s fabulous Annual Scarecrow Trail, can be applied for by Lawrence
members. See their website or Sheila Weller to apply.

Our First Plein Air Painting Session

Will be on Tuesday 21st May from 9.30- 12 cost £5, coffee provided.
At Caen Hill Community Farm near Poulshot. They are a charity that offers work
experience for people who cannot manage normal work. There are large sheds with
animal pens, so shelter if needed. Free roaming hens, pens with pigs, goats, sheep.
Cows in the field and lots more to paint like old buildings and farming equipment.
Numbers would be useful for refreshment purposes please. See/ring Jean Perrett.

March Meeting Demonstration
Dee Cowell will be demonstrating her take on Mixed Media Painting.
You’ll be inspired by this international artist, as she creates an African Scene for us.
Having lived in Zimbabwe, South Africa and The Far East, she has much that has and
continues to inspire her work.

April’s Critique Meeting Advice
This is an open event for you to bring your work in for all the members to see and
have them looked at by popular Artist, Max Hale. He will constructively give a
qualified analysis of each, taking about three minutes per work.
Max requests that each painting has a working title, so remember your painting.
Finally:

Bulb stems rising, blooming, reminding us that sunshine days are growing longer;
Spring is close.
Your Committee

January News letter

In this issue:
January’s Talk
Hillworth Park Cafe Exhibition
Art Cafe Melksham Exhibition 2019
Other Member Exhibitions
February’s Talk on Sir Thomas Lawrence
January’s Talk and Demonstration.
With his foundations in the love of drawing and a wealth of experience in animation
over the years; not to mention a stylish use of caricatures, Bill Mather brought to us
an exciting multi-media presentation of his work.
Beginning with Art School and Design, Bill gave us a cheeky caricature of himself to
think about and followed this with his work in designing sets for BBC Bristol’s
Animal magic, with Jonny Morris; creating the character of ‘The Digger’, for, Vision
On and making animated maps for David Attenborough’s Wildlife Programmes.
From Bristol we went with him to London and his joining a private company to do
adverts ( remember the dancing milk bottles one?), as well as promotional films for
bands like Dire Straits and the duet between Barry White and Tina Turner; both in
Stop-frame Animation. The first hand-drawn in Disney-style and the second in Claymation, Ardman-style – both were shown to great applause! Stylistically, the clip of
the Dire Straits song was monochrome and full of nuanced images, patterns,
movement and fascination linking to the lyrics. While the Barry and Tina one was in
colour, with a strong sense of caricature and very humorously done; bringing out the
background story of Tina hating ‘The Lurve Machine’, Mr White, and the pair
recording their parts of the duet in different countries!
After the break Bill gave us a quick guide to drawing faces in a mathematical way
that was ready for applying the needed adaptations and changes due to the differences
people have.
It was then time for the first, pre-arranged, victim to sit before the audience while Bill
did a caricature of them….step forward Sydney Carter/Mr Chairman! Whereon, while
a bemused subject and an amused audience looked on Mr Mather created…
Kim…….The Aussie Bush Ranger…cork-hung hat and all! Victim/sitter two, was the
lovely Jean Perrett and it wasn’t until after the completion of her caricature/portrait,
that Bill revealed all the preparation he had done for his worthy subject, some 5 in all.
Questions were few in the face of this wonderful event, that was a delight to all in
this well-attended evening audience.
Great News! Our new Membership Secretary is Nick Hunt.
Melksham Cafe Art Exhibition February 2019
If you are still wanting to enter this exhibition, you should contact Jean Perrett
as soon as possible!
NOTE:
Delivery of your paintings to the Melksham Art Cafe in Market Place is 5pm on
Sunday the 3rd February.
Removal of them 5pm Sunday the 3rd of March.
Up to five pieces can be submitted through Jean, who will want to know:
Artist’s name
Painting title
Price
and Medium used.
Clearly print these on the back of each work, so we can transfer them onto the
specially printed cards with The Lawrence Logo on them.
Cost per painting is £2 per work( £1 to LSA and £1 to the Art Cafe Charity ).
Sales Fees – 205 on sales up to £100, 25% 0n those over £100.
Artist short biography – to: pattie.lockett@gmail.com by 15th January
Hillworth Park Cafe
Any day is a good one to go into the warmth here, enjoy a cuppa & member’s works.
Other Member Exhibitions:
David and Yvonne Auld and friends at The Pound Corsham, 12th
Jan. to 12th
March
Julie Weir’s solo exhibition – The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge, 25 Jan.
to 9March
A relative new-comer to painting and our Society on the Committee, she has been
shown widely in the UK, America, Canada and Australia, where her work on the love
of nature has been very well received.
A finalist in the BBC Wildlife Artist of The Year on 2015, Julie is about to be
interviewed for People Magazine about her work.
February’s Talk is on Sir Thomas Lawrence
Alan Padwick will give us a portrait, in words and images, of our own Local Hero
and Namesake; his life, progress from The Bear in Devizes to Court Painter, whose
works still hang in Windsor Castle and many other great houses in the land.
Alan was our Chairman for many years and is a most talented artist and accomplished
speaker.
Keep warm and enjoy Winter’s Cloak.
See you at the February Meeting.
Your Committee

October news letter

LAWRENCE SOCIETY OF ART OCTOBER NEWSLETTER 2018

Dear Members, our Membership Secretary is stepping down from the end of this year. If you would like to be her replacement talk to a Committee person.

In this issue: October Demonstration Melksham Art Cafe Opportunity Exhibitions of Member’s work in Devizes Shops October 13th Pop-up Exhibition November 5th WW1 Exhibition 2019 Calendar Hillworth Park Cafe Exhibition Art Cafe Melksham Exhibition 2019 Working Bee November’s Talk

October’s Demonstration. Paul Arnot’s demonstration of a seascape, using acrylic/goash was very entertaining and informative. We were shown the taping of the canvas in preparation, with the application of acrylic paint on the inner side of this, to prevent bleeding underneath it when using the opaque retardant. It was very interesting to see the effect of this retardant on the acrylic paints, creating a similar drifting Wave forms near the shore as triangles, was one of many keenly observed ideas Paul gave us from his long love of the sea. The way of creating of a greater transparency just before waves broke was controversial, yet grew more real with the placement of the dark rocks framing each side and the wonderful shiny surface of retreating water over sand in the foreground. Another fascination for us in his work was the way the wave foam returning to the sea was painted in strings of white, both across the sand and up the incoming waves. During the interval a sale of a previous member’s Chinese brushes, paper, books and accessories was a great success, with all the many items sold and the money donated to the local Alzheimer’s Society.
Melksham Cafe Art Exhibition February 2019 Just to confirm, the exact dates for members wanting to put painting into this next year are: Sunday 3rd February to Sunday 3rd March. We’ll be asking again nearer the time, for names and numbers of works by members. Please note that there is requirement of a short biographical piece (from each person exhibiting) to display with the work, as well as a piece about the Lawrence Society, for publicity articles in the local paper and for the Rotary Club website. The sooner we know who will be exhibiting the better. Biogs should be emailed to: pattie.lockett@gmail.com
2018’s Art in Trail Shops. Shops to visit to view member’s works are: CW Butchers – Brittox – Brenda Lyon Beez’s – Ginnel – Nick Hunt Cross Keys – Ginnel – Jean Perrett Giving Tree – Ginnel – Caroline De Bourgious Sprouts – St John St – Ria Rhys-Reuten Tudor House – Northgate St – Bev Usher Urban Rustics -Swan Yard – Jane Prowse Sadly, six of the original 17 business’ changed their minds. Our apologies to Ann Hunter, Jane Bennett and Jill Goatman, in particular, for their disappointments. At the time this was sent out those left for members to exhibit in were: Creativity, Country Curios, Roses Butchers & Sassy Sheik, all in Sidmouth St. Let Kim know if you are wanting to be in any of these.
October Pop-up Exhibition Saturday 13th October Our thanks to Adrian and committee members, Bev, Jean, Kim, ably assisted by David Lewis, new member Jane Prowse and Margaret Hanson, who saw to the raising and supervising of our first out door Pop-up Exhibition in Albion Square. After a rain drenched start the sun and interest grew; one sold, one new member and two more possibles. Next one is tabled for Bank Holiday Monday in August 2019.
End of WW1 Celebration Event Corn Exchange Foyer November Set-up: 1pm to 3pm on Sunday November the 4th Work will be displayed from Monday the 5th to Saturday the 10th of November in The Corn Exchange foyer. Work can be collected after 5pm on the last day. There are still spaces for your themed work. Contact Kim
Calendar for 2019 Going….Going……..! Only a small number of these are unsold…..we think… If you did have some for sale or return, please give the money/unsold calendars to Jane or Pat at the Next meeting.
Hillworth Park Cafe Any day is a good one to go into the warmth here, enjoy a cuppa & member’s works. Working Bee 6th November Exhibition panel legs for one set are now a suitable matt black. A couple of corrections were also made to the sliders. Our thanks to Jean and Kim for this and Mr Fussell for the great coffee! November’s Meeting – Talk Ronald Swanwick: Book illustrator, muralist, professional painter and adult tutor for 40+ years, will be talking on, ‘From Impressionism to Modernism.’ 7pm for a 7.15 start.
Your Committee

September news letter

LAWRENCE SOCIETY OF ART SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER 2018
Dear Members
In this issue: September Demonstration by Catherine Beale Workshop available Exhibitions of Members work in Devizes Shops 2019 Calendar October Pop-up Exhibition November 5th WW1 Exhibition Hillworth Park Cafe Exhibition October’s Demonstration
September’s Talk.
We were delighted to have Catherine Beale with us for the meeting and demonstration on the 3rd. Her view of what can be achieved with Watercolours, gravity and everyday items, like salt, was an inspiring look into how to further explore this often used medium. Through the simple drifting of blue sky into horizons and lush-brown ploughed countryside and on to placement of trees, we became aware of the changing focus and texture of the painting being created before us. Through adding course salt granules to the wet paint of its chocolate-pudding-consistency earthiness, we perceived clods of earth and rocks appear within it, altering texture and depth. By the end of the evening, although unfinished, we saw a wonderful richness of colour blending in her landscape that left a lasting impression, as well as a determination to try our own work with these new ideas.
Workshop in November
Catherine Beale will also be doing a workshop at Bishop’s Cannings Village Hall on the 30th November 2018. £30 for members. To book this contact Margaret Hanson.
2018’s Art in Trail Shops.
As we hoped, following the Art Trail, members have quickly taken up all but four of the shops who want year-long rolling exhibitions in their premises. A list of these will be in October’s Newsletter At the time this was sent out those left for members to exhibit in were: Creativity, Country Curios, Roses Butchers & Sassy Sheik, all in Sidmouth St. Let Kim know if you are wanting to be in any of these.
Calendar for 2019
Everyone was delighted by the 2019 Calendars on sale at the meeting in September. If you don’t have any yet for birthdays or Christmas gifts, they will be available at October’s meeting for £5 each. Great work Pat and Team for the choices that reflect the superb spread of our member’s ability and styles.
October Pop-up Exhibition Saturday 13th October
Fourteen members put their hand up for this event and were asked by organiser Adrian Hopkinson to bring their paintings to the next meeting. If you were not present, you can still become an exhibitor by taking your work to the same October 1st meeting. We are not allowed to sell paintings but, as with the previous Pop-up, your details can be on the paintings for prospective buyers to contact.
End of WW1 Celebration Event 5th November
Please note that the corrected starting date for this is Monday the 5th of November in The Corn Exchange foyer. All works will be there for the rest of that week. Those members interested in painting themed works on the event title should let Kim know at the October 1st meeting or by e-mail before the end of the month and bring them to the foyer of The Corn Exchange on Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm.
Hillworth Park Autumn is also a good time to go to this display of member’s work. Come into the warmth of the cafe and enjoy a cuppa and view the works there.
October’s Demonstration
This will be by Paul Arnott, using a Seascape to demonstrate the art of Acrylic/Gouashe. Seating for the October Demonstration, by request from members at the September meeting, will be different to aid better viewing of the screen.
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