Art Palette

2021 Art Lectures

The next lecture to put in your diaries is at 7pm on Tuesday the 16th February 2021: Winston Churchill – The Artist by Claire Walsh

In 1915 Churchill was rescued from depression by the ‘muse of painting’. Painting was the mainstay that enabled one of our greatest national leaders to achieve what he did.

Churchill’s paintings record landscapes from the Riviera, to Blenheim, Chartwell and Marrakech.

The most fascinating aspects of this exploration of a talent beyond the mere amateur is the role it played in his personal and political life, the restorative power of the process of painting, and the insight it allows us into the art of his age.

Churchill took lessons from Lavery, Sickert and Nicholson, and the choices he made tell us much about the colour, texture and direction of art in the early-twentieth century.

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The lecture is free on Zoom for all Art Group Members.

The Zoom meeting will open at 6.45pm, in time for the lecture to start at 7pm; the lecture should take around 45 minutes and , with Q&As will finish at 8pm.

Login and book your place via the Members’ website through the MY ACCOUNT tab or email

You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting the day before the lecture.

Spring term 2021 Art Classes

The spring term of art classes is well under way; here are some examples of last weeks’ class artwork.

Richard Ramsey | Art Group Chairman