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Latest site update - 19/04/19 (see update history at bottom of page)
Welcome to the web site of the Lacock Art Group.

We are a vibrant group of local artists who come together to advance as well as enjoy, our art. Along with meeting each week to paint together, we have a full and varied programme that we like all members to participate in -  the programme includes demonstrations, drawing sessions, exhibitions and the occasional fun art competition.

On the separate pages of this web site you will find details of our Group- what we do, when we meet and our current programme including details of forthcoming exhibitions and demonstrations. More details of our meetings, fees etc can be seen on the Members Handbook page.
We always like to welcome new members however, the Group is very popular and sometimes we have to close the membership list - to see the present status of membership in the Group please see the Becoming a Member page and/or use the contact e-mail via the 'Contact the Society' page of this website.

The Gallery contains examples of some of our members' work which we hope you will find interesting. Members of the society are invited to submit their work for inclusion in the Gallery to the web administrator (Steve Oram) whose details you will find on the Members Handbook page.

Above - a slide show of some of our members work

Latest News

02 April 2019. A STOP PRESS has been added to the April Newsletter - Charlotte has an exhibition of her work on at Right Angle Picture Framers in Corsham - go to the Newsletter for further details.
31 March 2019. The April 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded.
24 February 2019. Photos of Paul's demonstration given on March 21st "Adding Interest, Depth, Distance & Atmosphere" are on our Demonstrations page.

22 February 2019. The March 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded.
22 February 2019. Photos of our first demonstration of 2019 given by Catherine Beale are on our Demonstrations page.
30 January 2019. The February 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded.
02 January 2019. The January 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded.
22 December 2018. At our last meeting of the year on 13 December the entries for the Christmas Portrait competition were displayed for members to vote for their favourites. Twenty six members took part producing an excellent variety of work.

Well done to Mark who came first with his stunning painting of Margaret, and to Karen - 2nd with Sarah and Fred - 3rd with Keith.

All the entries are shown on the Gallery page here, together with Paul's special portrait of our late friend Iris.

13 December 2018. On 11 November 2018 we held our annual open demonstration by a famous artist - this year none other than the internationally acclaimed David Bellamy treated members and visitors to a highly entertaining and instructive evening. More information on the demonstrations page.

13 December 2018. The DVD of John's pastel demo of Stourhead is now available to members on request.

30 November 2018. The December 2018 Newsletter has been uploaded.
11 November 2018. The November 2018 Newsletter has been uploaded.
11 November 2018. Photos of John's pastel demo held on the 18th October are up on the Demonstrations page.

17 October 2018. Planning for 2019 has started - go to the Programme of Events page and scroll down to see what has been booked so far.

19 September 2018. On 6 September 2018 we had a useful and entertaining oil portrait paint-along with award-winning artist Jamel Akib. More details on the demonstrations page. Note, a video of his demonstration is now available (in 4 parts) on the Lacock Art Group YouTube Channel -

5 September 2018. At our meeting last Thursday we arranged to have a model for life-drawing practice, a new and exciting venture for the group. Steve Hoffman ( gave us an inspiring introduction to the purpose of life-drawing followed by a series of poses for us to draw. It was very well received and we plan to have more such sessions in the future.

3 September 2018. Our Summer Exhibition, held over the Bank Holiday Weekend (25-27 August) was a tremendous record-breaking success. Full details, including the displayed artwork, on the exhibitions page. 

30 August 2018. The August Bank Holiday saw us have our best exhibition yet with 45 paintings and 137 artcards plus a large amount of cake and coffee sold. More photos will eventually find their way to the Exhibition page but in the meantime there is a short write up in our Latest Newsletter page.

30 August 2018.The September 2018 News Letter has been uploaded.

22 August 2018. The 4 part video covering Catherine Beale's 'Gravity' watercolour demonstration are available on the Lacock Art Group YouTube channel at

21 August 2018. Details of the final Plein Air event this year (to Biddestone) added to the Plein Air page.

9 August 2018. On 2 August 2018 Catherine Beale gave us a very informative demonstration of her gravity painting technique using watercolour on board. Full details can be found on the demonstrations page.

29 July 2018.The August 2018 Newsletter has been uploaded.
25 July 2018. The next Plein Air event (Devizes) is coming up on Saturday 4 August. Details on the Plein Air page.

19 July 2018. On 12 July 2018 we welcomed Frank Collict back for another line and wash paint-along, this time tackling a challenging river scene. More details on the demonstrations page.

17 July 2018. The video of Julie Weir's acrylic ink demo on 14 June is now available. More details on the demonstrations page.
05/07/2018. 01 July 2018. 

STOP PRESS - Lacock Art Group gets a mention in the July2018 issue of the 'Paint' magazine for our autumn Hay Wain art competition.

The July 2018 Newsletter has been uploaded.
30 June 2018. Members, friends and partners went up to London on a coach to do what we wanted! - some went to the galleries - the National and the Monet exhibition, in particular.

Above - Turner and ConstableBelow from the Monet exhibition.

The trip was organised by Stephen and was very much enjoyed by all. 

31 May 2018. The June 2018 Newsletter has been uploaded.
24 May 2018. Our Spring Exhibition over the weekend 19-20 May saw a record 230 paintings on display as well as a great selection of cards, original A5 art and unframed mounted work. See a full report on the exhibitions page.

24 May 2018. On 17 May our Chairman Paul Fisher gave us an entertaining and informative demo on painting without a pre-drawing, followed by a demo of one of his favourite sunset scenes. Full details on the demonstrations page.

29th April 2018. The May 2018 Newsletter has been uploaded.
24 April 2018. On 19 April 2018 we were visited once again by renowned artist Ronald Swanwick who this time gave us an introduction to abstract painting. More details on the demonstrations page. 

19th April 2018. The Plein Air programme for 2018 has been added to the Plein Air Painting page and included in the Programme of Events page. Put the dates in your diary! The first event is on Saturday 5 May in Bradford-on-Avon.

9th April 2018. With the sad passing of Iris I have created a Gallery page for her - she did not exhibit her art very much and therefore I have only one poor image to put into her Gallery Room, so I have also put some photos of her, enjoying herself at LAG in the room. If anybody has any other pictures of her or her artwork that they would like to go into the Gallery Room please send them to me or to Steve, thank you.

4 April 2018. Frank Collict has been booked to do a pen and wash 'paint-along' on the 12th July. Frank gave us a very enjoyable demo 2 years ago.


4 April 2018. On 29 March our resident pastel master John Harris led a paint-along of one of his beautiful landscapes. More details on the Demonstrations page.

3 April 2018. Our first exhibition of the year is running in the ArtHouse Café, Melksham until the end of April. Why not pop in for some refreshments and support local charities. More info on our Exhibitions page.

31st March 2018. The April 2018 Newsletter has been uploaded.
28 February 2018. The March 2018 Newsletter has been uploaded.
17 January 2018. Photos of our first demonstration of 2018 given by Jem Bowden have been uploaded.


List of Site Updates
19/04/19 - Additional part 10e to the Constitution.
31/03/19 - The April 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded.
24/03/19 - Photos of Paul's demonstration "Adding Interest, Depth, Distance & Atmosphere" are on our Demonstrations page.
28/02/2019 - The March 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded.
22/02/2019 - Photos of Catherine Beale's demonstration up on our Demonstrations page.
30/01/2019 - The February 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded.
02/01/2019 - The January 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded.
22/12/2018 - Xmas portrait gallery created.
13/12/2018 David Bellamy demo added to Demonstrations page. John's Stourhead demo DVD added.











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