Programme of Meetings – see News for Covid 19 statement

Meetings start at 7pm at the Southgate Community Centre, Heron Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2QA on the 2nd Thursday every month.
The exception is our AGM in March which starts at 6.45
Try to be there 15 minutes before meetings start as we also have a mid-session tea break.

You can download the current programme to print here

Programme 2020 Print version

2020 Programme

9 January Critique evening with Sara Muzira and Rosie Copeland. Bring one of your works for critique and discussion

13 February Ailsa Lyn, a Suffolk based artist working with water-based media and collage. Watercolour is her medium of
choice and uses her own hand-painted papers which allows to build a fabric of texture and pattern

12 March AGM , followed by Reg Siger “Drawing with a brush, painting with acrylics…my way”.
Reg has specialized in depicting old cottages, farmhouses, village and town scenes for over 30 years. His work concentrates on their historical aspects, reflecting his fascination for old architecture. His working technique consists of a strong drawing executed with a brush and black waterproof ink, which is then filled with acrylic paints. He uses only three shades, mixed to produce interesting greyish tones, providing his paintings with much atmosphere

9 April (postponed) Nial Adams Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts 2019, Big Norfolk Skies website.
A Norfolk Artist and Oil Painter based at his studio in Hevingham. Mostly landscapes, coastlines and skies in both realistic and impressionistic style.
He practices the techniques of fine art, through studio work, bringing fresh ideas to traditional oil painting.

14 May (postponed) Graham Webber a full-time professional artist and is an elected member of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Institute of East Anglian Artists. His love of oil paint stems from the adaptability and responsiveness of the medium and Edward Seago, Harry Becker and John Constable are sources of constant inspiration. Most of Graham's paintings are influenced by the appreciation of nature and the landscape itself whether at
home in East Anglia or further afield

11 June (postponed) Ian McManus IEA is rapidly becoming one of East Anglia's finest exponents in the medium of watercolour and recently had his work pre-selected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI) Has painted in oils and acrylics but now hooked on watercolour paints exclusively in that medium. His style is direct application of paint with no overlay of washes as this gives the finished painting the transparency so desired by many watercolour artists

9 July (postponed) John Shave paints in oils in a modern, impressionist style, capturing atmosphere and mood, mainly seascapes and landscapes

13 August (postponed) Jaquie Jones Watercolour - Newmarket horses. Jacquie is a world-renowned multimedia artist and is easily recognized on the streets of Newmarket due to her colourful and slightly eccentric dress style! She has a truly amazing way of portraying horses, capturing their fluid movement with her brushes. Her paintings are owned by the British Royal family and other royalty across the world

1 September Workshop, details to be announced nearer the date

8 October Sue Williams is all about acrylic inks - an experienced artist who uses acrylic inks for brilliant colour and vivacity and usually paint two or three pictures during a demonstration with a commentary which explains techniques ideas and answers questions. Sue demonstrates a wide variety of subjects.

12 November Brin Edwards a lover of wildlife and marine life, Brin does detailed illustrations as well as working mainly in oils, concentrating mostly on birds as wildlife subjects. He’s particularly interested in the effects of light, using it as a start point in the paintings and the birds will follow. Clients include HarperCollins, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Usborne Publishing, The RSPB and lottery funded projects.

10 December Social evening with wine, nibbles and chat