Lockdown portrait sessions – online!

Spring/Summer 2020

Thanks to Tim's great idea to keep our Monday night club sessions going, we've been meeting online to paint portraits from a shared photograph. Here are some of the results.

6 July

by Julie

by Tessa

by Trevor

by Tim

29 June

by Nick

by Tim

by Trevor

Knuckles, 22 June

by Dee

by Tim

by Pauline

Darren, 15 June

by Val

by Tim

by Tessa

by Graham

by Dee

Ralph, 8 June

by Tessa

by Tim

by Val

by Trevor

by Dee

by Julie

by Tessa

by Trevor

by Tim

Pete, 1 June

by Dee

by Nick

by Stefan

by Tessa

by Trevor

by Tim

Grace, 18 May

by Barbara

by Julie

by Julia

by Nick

by Stefan

by Trevor

by Val

by Tim

by Helen

Lisa, 11 May

by Malcolm

by Joanna

by Barbara

by Pauline

by Trevor

by Stefan

by Nick

by Tim

by Tessa

by Jenny

Leanne, 4 May

by Barbara

by Tim

by Sylvia

by John A

by Stefan

by Nick

by Joanna

by Trevor

by Julia

by Vanessa

by Jenny

by Graham

by Tessa

by Pauline

Emma, 27 April

by Val

by Trevor

by Julie

by Tim

by Tessa

by John E

by John A

by Helen

by Joanna

Portraiture
demonstration

with Peter Keegan

March 2020

 

Another great demo from Peter. Working in oils he did this portrait of Stefan in around 90 minutes, while chatting to and entertaining the audience.

 

Demonstration in vibrant acrylics with Hashim Akib

January 2020

 

It was great to welcome back Hashim Akib with another of his excellent demonstrations in vibrant acrylics. He produced two amazing portraits during his entertaining and informative 2-hour demo.

 

Portrait demonstration
with oils and charcoal

 

With Sally Fisher

February 2019

Thanks to Sally for a varied and informative portrait demonstration back in February. Thanks also to
Bill Hester for sitting!

Watercolour demo with George Boyter

March 2019

 

Thanks to the talented George Boyter for an enjoyable watercolour demonstration in March 2019.

 

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Richard Dixon Moorfield in September 2019.

Dick was a valued member of the Group and was recognised for his contribution to the WWII effort when he was awarded the Legion D'Honneur at the French Embassy in London in 2017. He was a month short of his 95th birthday when he died and will be much missed by all at the Group. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife Mary, his family and loved ones.

Dick Moorfield

 

Annual Summer Exhibition

The Art Group's annual summer exhibition is held over the August bank holiday weekend, Friday to Monday in the Village Hall, West Wycombe.

Each member artist shows at least one panel of pictures and there will be an assorted collection of larger paintings on view.

Each year a Group member is honoured with being the Featured Artist and as such has their screens in pride of place in the gallery.

All work on display (unless marked otherwise) is for sale, including limited edition greeting cards, unframed works and sculpture.

Doors open to the public at 10am in the mornings Friday through Bank Holiday Monday until 5pm and a very sociable private view is held on the Friday evening from 7pm.

Dick's Proud Day

WWII veteran Dick Moorfield receives Legion D'Honneur in London ceremony

We were all very proud of WWAG member Dick, who received his honour at the recent London ceremony, accompanied by his wife Mary.

See the video on the Forces Network site

John Ashton

Wins prize for the Best Contemporary Work at the 2018 Armed Forces Art Society Exhibition held at the Menier Gallery in Southwark Street, London.

Well done John. In his typically modest tone he commented, "It's very simple - not what I'd call 'contemporary', but I wasn't arguing, it was nice to be recognised."

Nice one Keith!

Congratulations to Keith Francis who's had a picture (Anchor Chains, see opposite) selected for the Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.

Chosen from a record number of submissions this year, his picture will be on show at the exhibition at the Mall Galleries in central London between 5th and 14th October 2017.

Mall Galleries Federation of British Artists

Graham's 'Garden'!

17 July 2017

Summer evening at Julie's

June 2017

A gloriously warm evening after
a day of 30 degree temperature!

Linda Travers Smith: Finalist of the Artists and Illustrators Art Challenge 2017

In late June, WWAG member Helen Willson together  with her husband John – who paints with the Chilterns Art Group in Risborough – held informal Open Studio and Garden Days at their house on Downley Common.

 

85 visitors enjoyed both the garden and the paintings, cards, jewellery and papercraft on show.

This was one of many events in the 2017 ‘Up! Downley Festival’, which over a three week period promotes community participation with music, food events, fetes, sports, family fun and an excellent art show with paintings, crafts and ceramics.

 

 

March 2017

An experimental ‘alchemy’ workshop with Simon Brewster

A scorching workshop session with Simon!

January 2017 –
Oil Pastels with Bill

 

Thanks to Bill Hester for an enjoyable evening using oils pastels – a medium that not all of the Group had tried before. Thanks to Julie for the photos.

Tim Robinson

Trevor Baker

The results!

Peter Keegan, October 2016

A great portraits-in-oil demonstration at HQ from Peter Keegan.

Angela's summer barbecue 2016

Summer evening in Bill's garden, July 2016

Tales from the hall

Julie's well-stocked kiln!

A tonal workshop by Linda.

Perspective demonstration from Tim.