Members on our summer visit to the Tate, Liverpool, 2019
Our next exhibition, when members exhibit their art work will be October 2019
Members found this exhibition extremely valuable, as it allowed them to gather inspiration and possibly come up with ideas of their own. Keith Haring was very much an artist of his time, dealing with social issues of his generation. He lived and painted in New York, with other emerging artists such as Andy Warhol. Haring's short life ended when he contracted AIDS.
Members displayed over 200 paintings on the spring bank holiday exhibition, with a number of sales. For some artists, it was their first exhibition, and several sold their first painting! This is always an exciting moment and serves to encourage them. Exhibitions are also a great opportunity for members to take part in its running, whether serving refreshments, greeting visitors or dealing with sales, it gives another aspect to enjoying art and to see the work in an exhibition environment, framed.
Local watercolour artist, Roger Jenkins, gives a watercolour demonstration
Members at the Hightown class, which meet on a Wednesday morning, were given a treat in February when local watercolour artist, Roger Jenkins, came along and gave an inspirational watercolour demonstration. Watercolours are a favourite medium for a number of our members. Though difficult initially, members are taught how to master them. The biggest mistake by people new to watercolours is that they 'over brush' the painting, leading quickly to a mess! Best approach is one stroke of the brush and move on. Yes, tweak a little, but don't overwork it!