.Members' meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month, commencing at 1:00pm and finishing about 3pm. 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
Next Members Meeting:
Tuesday 24th September, 1:00 pm
Our guest speaker will be Jill Campbell giving us an insight into her contemporary paintings featuring the natural environment and native fauna.
Painting of the Month
Members can bring along up to 2 paintings each on the day of the meeting, ready to hang in our Ron Donkin Gallery. An entry slip and name tag will be there in the Gallery to fill in so that we can decide the winner with a “peoples’ choice” system on the day.
Previous Meeting Guest Demonstrators
At our July 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.