Banner image – painted by Sue Jell, as influenced by Rafael after last week’s art lecture

Art Palette

Our autumn activities are in full swing:

  • Annual Art Group Exhibition and Sale – deadline to submit your artwork by email extended to Saturday 31th October
  • Art Lecture – The Scottish Colourists by Art Society lecturer and tutor at the V&A, Anne Anderson on 24th November at 7pm, live on Zoom. Book now at Reception.
  • Art classes on Zoom – bookings for spring term will open shortly.

Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

We have had a tremendous number of great submissions for this years’ Art Exhibition and Sale, which is taking place in an exciting online 3D art gallery from 9th November to 18th December 2020.
There are some wonderful paintings and they look great close up as we start putting them on the online gallery walls!

We have had several requests to extend the deadline for submissions; it is now Saturday 31st October, so you have a couple of days left.
Everything is being done by Email with no framing, no paper entry forms, no payments, no need to come to the Club and no need to offer any for sale if you don’t want to.

All you need to do is take a photograph of your artwork (taken easily on your camera phone) attach it to an email, give us a little information and send it to

Click here for further details and instructions

Autumn Art Lectures 

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, book at Reception or give them a call on 020 8480 4200. We will email the Zoom arrangements to everyone who has booked two days before the lecture.

Autumn Term Art Classes

We have reached half term already; that happened quickly!

Here are some examples of paintings by students in the watercolor and acrylics classes:

Richard Ramsey | Art Group Chairman