Art Palette


2021 Art Lectures

There were well over 100 art group members, plus their families, watching the lecture yesterday evening on zoom on the Italian sketch books of  JMW Turner by Nicola Moorby.

Thanks for all the positive feedback: “it was fascinating, so well researched and presented on zoom…we could really see the details up close”

During the Q&A Nicola recommended we should see Turners’ paintings and sketch books in private by making a request and visiting the Prints and Drawings Rooms at Tate Britain.

You can make an appointment to ensure you get in; it is free and open to all, including groups; here is the link; for a post Covid19 treat:

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

We will open up bookings shortly

This will be free on zoom for all Art Group members.

We may expand the format and invite you all to open your videos and microphones at the end of the Q&A so you can all be revealed and send your appreciation to the lecturer.

Spring Term 2021 Art Classes

The spring term of art classes started last week with 86 students

This page header image is by Kevin O’Connor, a member of Shaun’s watercolour classes; this shows the wet on wet technique which we leaned yesterday evening was originated by Turner.

It would be great to see you all follow in Turner’s footsteps post Covid19, visit Venice and produce art work like his 1819 wet-on-wet paintings

The first image at the top of the article is a painting by Anna Murray , a member of Kathy’s acrylics classes, based upon the style of Pissarro. Anna was too timid to exhibit in 2019 and now she is producing such fantastic artwork!

Richard Ramsey | Art Group Chairman