Fleet and District Art Society celebrated 25 years of displaying their paintings at Fleet Hospital. The display of about 30 paintings is changed every six months and a percentage of the sales goes to the Friends of Fleet Hospital’s charity.
The Vice Chairman, Harrie Gossop was present at the changeover on Saturday and she was presented with a cheque for over £100 as a donation from the society’s recent annual exhibition. She thanked the society for their continuing support and talked about the projects past, present and future that the Friends have and hope to support. These include palliative care nurses for terminally ill patients in their own home and helping the midwives who are now based at the hospital.
Fleet Art Society are proud of their continuing support and connections with the Hospital and local community as well as encouraging artists of all abilities to reach their true potential.
For further information of The Friends of Fleet Hospital go to http://www.fhcf.co.uk
Many congratulations to Hilary Dancer for winning an award from Daler Rowney. Her painting “Love London” was judged best in show at the Wokingham Summer Exhibition by representatives from the company and she has been given the privilege of one week’s residency in their artist’s studio in Bracknell. The prize will include an opportunity to see the manufacturing processes and to use any of the products Daler Rowney have to offer. Well done Hilary!
“Love London” will be on show at Wokingham Art Society Exhibition in St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH until Saturday 5 August.
This is the first year that we have hired exhibition stands and we received many compliments saying how professional the exhibition looked. Saturday was the busiest day but overall there were approximately 400 visitors.
There were just over 200 hanging entries and a further 40 folios or prints which showed a variety of approaches and styles but the general view was that the standard was very high.
Local artist Rick Holmes very kindly agreed to select three paintings that he thought were worthy of note.
Peter Forey Award for best Landscape Painting
Tony Yates, who was a very good friend of Peter Forey, was asked to select the painting to receive this award. Tony chose “Love London” by Hilary Dancer
Most Favourite Painting voted for by members of public was “St Ives Bay” by Bill Searle.
Congratulations are extended to Alan Ryder who has been selected to hang a painting at this year’s RA Summer Exhibition. The painting he entered, “Hornby Memories”, was Highly Commended at our 2016 Summer Exhibition. Well done Alan, we are very proud of you.
Our first summer workshop was held on Saturday 13 May and the day was a great success. Dave White demonstrated each step and then gave individual support as we worked on each section of the painting. We were given lots of helpful tips for painting skies, clouds and waves and even gained an appreciation of perspective. Whilst we all set out to paint the same image, we each put our own interpretation on the scene and went home with a slightly different painting.
The Friday Art Group are celebrating 30 years!
Their Annual Spring Art Exhibition will be held at
The Hugh Barton Room, The Memorial Hall, Bentley
on the following days
Friday 7th April from 12 noon to 5 pm
Saturday 8th and
Sunday 9th April from 10 am to 5 pm
All visitors will be made most welcome!
We will start taking bookings for our 2017 workshops at the February demonstration meeting so please bring your cheque book if you would like to reserve a place.
Saturday 13 May – All Saints School, Fleet
Dave White – Acrylics – Sea and Sky £30
You can see some of Dave’s work on
Saturday 10 June – All Saints School, Fleet
Jo Louca – Watercolour – Woodland Light £27
Saturday 8 July – St Phillip & St James, Fleet
Alison Lindley – Watercolour – Floral £27