Art Palette


Exhibition now open for viewing

The Annual Art Exhibition and Sale is being held this year in an exciting and colourful, online 3D art gallery.

This is an easy and enjoyable way for you to see the artwork from your own home and buy or commission an early Christmas present!

There are a record 45 artists exhibiting 122 paintings and drawings this year. Many are new and exciting artists who are exhibiting with us for the first time. We are sure you will enjoy the different influences, painting styles and brush strokes.

The artwork has been organised into three connecting galleries 
Gallery One – Seascapes, River Water and Flowers
Gallery Two – Landscapes, Animals and Birds
Gallery Three – Still Life, Portraits and Life Drawings

We have created some simple guidelines to help you chose the easiest ways to view the paintings.

However, we strongly recommend that on your first visit to the gallery, you click on ‘Start Guided Tour’. This takes you on a 15-minute tour, pausing in front of each artwork, without any need to move yourself around.

When you are ready open the art gallery website on your laptop, iPad or phone by clicking here.

We hope that you enjoy the exhibition and find some early Christmas presents!

Many of the artists are amongst the 83 students taking the seven weekly art classes at the Club. If you enjoyed the exhibition, why not join one? Details on how to join the Spring 2021 term will be coming out shortly.

Autumn Art Lecture

Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists: Modern painting comes to Scotland 1880-1930

By Art Society lecturer and V&A tutor – Anne Anderson 24th November – live on Zoom at 6.45pm for 7pm start.

During the 1880s the city of Glasgow emerged as a major cultural centre with new money and a determination to make and collect modern art.

A new group of Scottish artists emerged, now known as the Glasgow Boys, which included James Guthrie, Atkinson Hornel, George Henry, and John Lavery. Influenced by Japan, and contemporary French and Dutch painting, they escaped to the countryside and painted colours en plein air; they paved the way for Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The Scottish Colourists emerged at the same time, which included Peploe, Ferguson, Hunter and Cadell; they looked to France, especially Matisse and the bright colours of the Fauves. They took Scottish painting into the modern era and their influence can be seen in art galleries today.

Dr Anne Anderson is an Hon. Professor at Exeter University, Art Society lecturer and V&A tutor. She has curated four major national exhibitions, such as “Beyond the Brotherhood The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy (2019-20)”, written books and been published in leading arts academic magazines, such as the Journal of William Morris Studies. She has held several prestigious fellowships including Fellow of the Huntington Library, CA (2008-09 and 2018-19) and lectures around the world including the USA, Canada and has made four Australian tours.

We do not normally have an art lecture in November. However, the Club, which has been very supportive of the Art Group this year, wanted to sponsor us to put on this extra lecture, and make it available as a one off to all Members of the Club to show the benefits of joining the Art Group!

Book now …

The lecture can be watched free by all Members of the Club, as a one off extra autumn lecture, live on Zoom. There will be no audience at the Club and no recordings.

The Zoom meeting will open at 6.45pm, with a short video of artwork by students of our art classes, in time for the lecture to start at 7pm; the lecture should take around 45 minutes plus Q&As and finish at 8pm.

If you would like to watch the lecture email or book online via the Members’ website at

Login at MY ACCOUNT, click MAKE A BOOKING, click SOCIAL EVENTS to find the lecture and book.

The zoom link will be emailed to those booked a few days before the lecture.