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Latest site update - 06/09/20 (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

6 September 2020: The September 2020 newsletter is now on the website

14 May 2020: The May 2020 newsletter is now on the website

19 MARCH 2020 PLEASE NOTE,  DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, THE LACOCK ART GROUP WILL NOT BE MEETING OR HAVING DEMONSTRATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We have set up a new Gallery page in the Gallery section called "The Corona Virus Gallery Page" - send photos of artwork you are painting during this shut down period to and I will post it into the Gallery page for you.

2 March 2020 Last Thursday renowned Bristol watercolourist Tim Wilmot gave us a very helpful and inspirational demonstration of how to paint a Lacock street scene. More details on the demonstrations page.

24 December 2019. You can now see the YouTube video of Caroline Le Bourgeois' video at

22 December 2019. A new gallery page 2019 Fighting Temeraire competition has been added with images of the Christmas painting competition. Well done Tony for winning the member's vote for best painting, to Fred and Sally for 2nd and 3rd places, and to everyone else who entered into the spirit of the challenge.

12 December 2019. Full details and images of our Christmas Exhibition in Lacock Village Hall held over the weekend 30 Nov - 1 Dec are on the Exhibitions page.

01 December 2019. The December 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded.
28 November 2019. At our meeting last Thursday (21 November) local professional artist Caroline Le Bourgeois gave us a demonstration of how she produces her amazing animal paintings using acrylic inks. More details on the demonstrations page.

28 November 2019. 2020 dates for our Village Hall Exhibitions are up on the Programme Page.

01 November 2019. The November 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded and photos of Paul Weaver's demonstration added to the Demonstrations page.

09 October 2019. The Programme Page now includes a schedule for the demonstrations and exhibitions etc so far booked for 2020.

30 September 2019. The October 2019 Newsletter is uploaded.

16 September 2019. At our meeting last Thursday (12 September) the accomplished pastelist Glyn Overton demonstrated how she tackles one of her favourite subjects - a crumbling doorway. More details on the demonstrations page.

04 September 2019. Stephen has organised a coach trip for members of LAG and other local art clubs to Cardiff on Saturday 28th September - if you are interested in going, use the Contact Page to make an enquiry.
 01 September 2019. September Newsletter uploaded.

31 August 2019. Last weekend 24-26 August we held our Summer Exhibition in Lacock Village Hall. Full details and images are on the Exhibitions page.

06 August 2019. Video of Jamel Akib's pastel demonstration put up on our YouTube Channel at

22 July 2019. On 18 July 2019 around 50 members and guests had a thoroughly enjoyable evening watching award-winning artist Jamel Akib demonstrate a plethora of useful techniques in his trademark entertaining style. More details on the demonstrations page. 

30 June 2019 July News Letter uploaded.
10 June 2019. On 6 June 2019 it was time for acrylics as local professional artist Peter French shew us how he creates his wonderfully atmospheric monochromatic artwork. More information on the demonstrations page.

4 June 2019. Last weekend we had our very successful Spring Exhibition - full details on the exhibitions page.

09 May 2019. We had a demonstration by Keith showing how he uses acrylic inks in his artwork - More information on the demonstrations page.

29 May 2019. The May 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded.
25 April 2019. On 4 April 2019 we were led through a paintalong by the acclaimed mixed media artist Sue Gilmore Powell. More information on the demonstrations page.

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
06/09/20 - The Sept newsletter has been uploaded
18/08/2020 - The August newsletter has been uploaded.
18/07/2020 - The July newsletter has been uploaded.
02/04/2020 - The April 2020 Newsletter has been uploaded.
02/03/2020 - The March 2020 Newsletter has been uploaded. Tim Wilmot's demo added to demonstrations page.
31/01/2020 - The February 2020 Newsletter has been uploaded.
02/02/2020 - The January 2020 Newsletter has been uploaded.
22/12/2019 - 2019 Fighting Temeraire competition gallery page created.
12/12/2019 - Christmas Exhibition added to Exhibitions page.
01/12/19 - The December 2019 Newsletter has been uploaded.
28/11/19 - Dates for the 2020 Village Hall Exhibitions added to Programme Page. Caroline Le Bourgeois demo added to Demonstrations page.
01/11/19 - November Newsletter uploaded and photos of Paul Weaver's demo to the Demonstrations page.
09/10/2019 - Demos etc booked so far for 2020 can be seen at Programme page 
30/00/2109 - October Newsletter uploaded.
16/09/2019 - Glyn Overton demo 12 September added to Demonstrations page.











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