The Club is currently full. Anyone interested in joining our waiting list, please contact Maggie Read.
We now have our own PIRBRIGHT ART CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE which will hopefully reach a wider and more diverse audience when we advertise our exhibitions. It is also a useful way of showing members at work; "before and after" paintings and Art Club activities almost as they are happening! Do look for us, if you are on Facebook, and encourage your friends to "Like our Page"! Click onto our Facebook Page to see what we are up to each week!
Everyone can Post onto our Page so feel free to Post your own Art activities and events.
The Pirbright Scarecrow Festival took place on Saturday 18th June, with many club members exhibiting and a number also painting on the village green. Various sales were made and the day was a great success. Our next exhibition is our annual Summer outdoor Railings exhibition, to be held outside the Lord Pirbright's Hall on Saturday 30th July.
Elaine Balmer and David Harmer are exhibiting at the Royal Surrey Hospital from 27th May to 24th June.
Ingrid Skoglund has had two pictures accepted by the Llewellyn Alexander gallery for their annual "Not the Royal Academy" exhibition. Ingrid's two pictures are entitled "A Day at the Seaside" (also see below) and "Under the Surface". The Gallery is located at 124-126 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 (essentially opposite the Old Vic Theatre). The exhibition runs from June 7th to August 20th, 2016. Further details can be found at www.nottheroyalacademy.com.
Skoglund has recently received the public vote award
for favourite picture in the Woking Art Society exhibition held at the Lightbox.
The winning picture, "A Day at the Seaside" is shown here.
Ingrid also received the Chairman's Shield - a great achievement,
as she had only recently joined Woking and become an exhibiting
member! Ingrid has also joined Guildford Art Society and
recently sold a painting she exhibited at the Guildford House
a member of the Tuesday group, was shortlisted
for Artists & Illustrators magazine's "Artists of the Year 2015"
award. His painting, Echoes, was among 50 paintings selected
from thousands of entries, and was exhibited at London's
Mall Galleries from 22nd to 27th February, 2016. Stephen is
currently exhibiting at the Sutton Gallery. See Members' News
for Stephen's comments.
Our 2015 Annual Exhibition took place on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December at The Lord Pirbright's Hall, Pirbright. Sales were good and the event was a great success. The Craft Fair, Cafe and Raffle all contributed to making it one of the best yet! 46 of our members exhibited, some for the first time.
The 2016 Annual Exhibition will take place on Saturday 3rd and
Sunday 4th December.
Drawing & Painting 'en-plein air' - illustrated talk by Steven Alexander
On Friday 9th October, 2015, an audience of 45
members and friends of Pirbright Art Club were treated to an
illustrated talk by Steven Alexander of the famous "Wapping
Group", which was established in 1946 and whose aim is to meet
on a regular basis to paint London and the River Thames. For
more information visit :
Steven is a regular and prolific plein-air painter of landscapes
and townscapes, mostly in oils but also in watercolours.
Steven showed us some of his ingenious equipment, created and adapted to meet his special needs (he was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease in 2009) and shared his methods and approach to working "on the spot" in all weathers. He reminded us of the fundamental importance of regular drawing, showing many examples of his early work and a wide range of more recent paintings in both oils and watercolour. He talked about finding subjects in mundane contexts and how you should not rule anything out! The audience were able to ask questions and view around 35 original paintings when the talk was finished.
Stevens paintings are quite small in scale (ranging from 10x15 inches down to 5x7 - boards and equipment have to be compact and easy to carry) but they looked quite amazing blown up on the screen, where the detail and brush effects could be clearly seen. The light captured in these little paintings is quite stunning, as you can see!
We were thrilled to have Steven at Lord Pirbright's Hall talking to our group and we all found the images he showed of his paintings and equipment both educational and inspirational! He had generously offered one of his paintings to raffle for charity and £80 was raised for the Syrian Refugees Appeal. The winning picture went to Stephen Jones of our Tuesday group.