The West Wycombe Art Group

In 1982 a small group of friends met in the back room of the George and Dragon pub in West Wycombe to paint. The group became the West Wycombe Art Group and in time outgrew the back room and moved to the more spacious Village Hall.

The Group is restricted to 25 artists and is recognised as one of the most professional art groups in the area. Styles vary and encompass the whole range of media including watercolour, oils, acrylics, and pastels. Over sixty percent of members exhibit at Bucks Open Studio, with a number regularly exhibiting at prestigious art events across the county and at London art galleries.

Even though the Group may exhibit elsewhere during the year the highlight is its annual exhibition held during the August Bank holiday at the West Wycombe Village Hall. This popular event always attracts many visitors, of which many return year after year to enjoy and purchase the Group’s work. There is no entrance charge and you are free walk around and enjoy the exhibition in your own time.
If you have a question, or would like to discuss an exhibit there are always two or three artists in attendance.

The West Wycombe Art Group welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining it is best to register your interest early as the restricted Group size can result in a waiting list. To find out more about joining the West Wycombe Art Group contact Tessa Powell at, call her on 01491 612602 or visit the annual exhibition and speak to one the Group’s artists.

Alix Addison

Chairman, West Wycombe Art Group