We had a lovely day at the farm. The weather was just right with interesting light clouds and a bit of sun. The host was just so welcoming. You can see images of the great location and some of the work-in-progress paintings/sketches.
Thanks to the fine weather, not too hot and not too cold, we had a record number of members turn up for the outdoor painting. Please see photos below.
Many thanks to the Elvetham Hotel Management for their kind permission to allow us to paint in their beautiful grounds. It was a glorious sunny day with many lovely views to draw and paint.
Chairman’s jottings by Sue Williams
June saw yet another successful Annual Exhibition for Fleet Art Society. Year on year, the standard of work rises and 2018 was no exception. Congratulations to all who exhibited.
Despite competition from Surrey Open Studios and numerous other local art events on at the same time, we still had successful sales.
Many thanks to Hilary Dancer for donating her painting for the raffle.
The committee are reviewing what shows and exhibitions, including venues, we will have next year and will report back at the AGM.
On your behalf, I would like to thank Jenny Johnson, the committee and society members who helped. Please remember every one of these people are volunteers and give up their time willingly and should be respected for doing so.
We hope you all have a good summer and manage to do lots of painting. We look forward to seeing you all at our September demo. Don’t forget to keep up with the latest Fleet Art Society news on our website and through social media.
Full version of the newsletter can be down loaded FAS Newsletter 2018 july
Basingstoke Canal was very busy and lively. There were a lot people with young children, also many boats up and down the canal. Only four members had turned up for the outdoor painting day but we all had a good day.
Our summer exhibition is an opportunity to show the artwork of our members and we received many complimentary comments from visitors on the quality of our paintings and the range of styles and subject matter.
3 Highly Commended awards
Peter Forey Award for the best Landscape Painting
“Setting Sail” by Tony Rose is the winner of the 2018 Peter Forey Award.
“Setting Sail” by Tony Rose
“Favourite Painting” voted for by members of public was “Tibetan Grandmother” by Maria Haythornthwaite
“Tibetan Grandmother” by Maria Haythornthwaite
Photos were taken during the hanging stage before opening, showing the diversity of styles and skills of our members.
Many thanks to Hilary Dancer for her generous gift of one of her paintings which was offered as the sole prize of this year’s raffle.
Lucky winner Rukeyah with Hilary (right) and the prize painting