REVISED COVID PRACTICES IN THE ROOMS
- With the relaxation of Covid-19 rules masks are no longer mandatory and it is not necessary to scan the QR code. However, please maintain 1.5m spatial distancing wherever possible and wear a masks if that is not possible.
- If you are feeling unwell please stay at home.
Next Members Meeting:
November 2022 - date to be advised
Venue: the Society's rooms
Members' meetings are held a few times a year, generally on a Tuesday afternoon commencing at 1:00pm and finishing about 2:30pm, however sometimes we shift the meeting to a Saturday.
We generally have a talk or demonstration by a well-known artist or similar. The meetings are held in our rooms at Lambton. See the 'Contact Us' page for the location
Previous Meeting Guest Demonstrators
AGM March 2022 - oil painting demonstration by Bob Saxon
Portrait artist John Dorahy - February 2020
A demonstration in pastels by portraitist John Dorahy, an active member of the Society's Monday portrait group, also known as Portrait Painters Hunter.
John is also part of an up coming exhibition by the group; ‘Unique People of the Hunter’ portrait exhibition, being held on March 20 – 22nd at the Adamstown Uniting Church Hall, cnr Brunker and Glebe Roads.
The image on the left is a self-portrait John completed in 2016.
At our July 2019 meeting Hugh Cross demonstrated his pen and watercolour techniques for travel sketching.
Vietnam Art Tour
Annie Palmer, assisted by Sharon O’Hearn, gave a great talk on their recent trip to Vietnam. In a kind gesture Annie donated back the $50 given to her (as we do to all our demonstrators) to help rebuild the Society’s coffers.
Deanne Newland - Acrylic and Alcohol Inks.
Deanne Newland inspired many of us to experiment with acrylic and alcohol inks on yupo paper. The photos show her bright creations of acrylic ink abstract landscapes and alcohol ink flowers. Lee-Anne is organising a Soc of Art workshop with Deanne later in the year.
Jennifer Grace - Post Modernism.
Jennifer says: “I am a Post Modern style art-worker. I like to use symbolism and draw inspiration from historical themes,anything from the ancients to the post impressionist period. Much of my past work reflects a particular interest in medieval tapestries and ancient Greek mosaics. Pattern is a passion which I explore with linocut mono-printing, acrylic, shellac, charcoal, ink, graphite. The effect is reminiscent of tapestry or mosaic.
Bob Saxon - Plein Air Painting
Bob inspired many who attended the meeting with his enthusiasm for plein air painting. He showed a series of photos of places he'd been, the scenes that inspired him and the resulting paintings.
You can read an article Bob has written about Plein Air painting here.
Bob on location.
Lee-Anne Corrigan - Portrait Demonstration
An excellent demonstration of how to do a portrait in pastels was performed by Lee -Anne
on Monday (May 2) night's meeting. It was very informative for who attended.