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Hi Folks,
Here is the April 2019 newsletter:

1.    On Thursday 4th April we have a demonstration given by Sue Gilmore Powell using multi-media so bring your acrylics, pastels, inks etc. Sue will adapt the demonstration to suit, so don’t think you need to purchase media you do not already have and of course, if you want, you can simply watch.

Sue’s work is highly colourful and sometimes borders on the abstract – - it promises to be a lively evening!

2.    Our AGM will be held on Thursday 18th April – we hold this at the beginning of an ordinary painting evening and keep it as short as possible. I will be issuing an Agenda and the Minutes of last year’s meeting shortly so if anybody has anything that they want discussed, let me know – there will be an opportunity for members to ask questions during the meeting.

3.    There is a lot going on at the Royal West of England Academy – “Our Drawing School Summer Programme is now available to browse online. With 38 new classes added to the website, we have something to suit all interests and abilities. What's more, we have a whole host of completely new events, from Mexican printmaking to sketchbook making!


They also have their ‘Body and Soul’ exhibition -
2 – 25 April 2019, free admission
Coming up in April we have an exhibition by thirteen invited Academicians whose use of the human body is an important aspect of their practice.

The show includes paintings, drawings, printmaking, ceramics, bronze casting and wood carving.

The artists exhibiting are Malcolm Ashman, David Backhouse, Nicola Bealing, James Butler, John Butler, David Carpanini, Leslie Glenn Damhus, John Huggins, David Inshaw, Angela Lizon, Andrew Munoz, Anne Rothenstein and George Tute.

4.    I have just received this from Art Profile - for those wanting to soak up the sun sooner rather than later, what could be better – Creek Islands, sun, sea and art -  

5.    And from Marylin Allis - May water colour workshops

Book 4 pay for 3 offer

7th May... People aren’t scary really

8th May... Animals in loose watercolour

9th May... Interesting compositions

10th May.... Impact using watercolour


Just a few of the workshops this year, in my newly refurbished studio, at Rogers Hill Farm

to book see

6.    Followed by Max Hale – “Go on admit it, your drawing could be better!

Due to artist demand I am running a weekly course starting in spring 2019.

Classic Drawing 30th April - five weeks using all drawing mediums

7.    Finally, we have just put up almost 50 paintings in Melksham’s Art Café for our first exhibition of 2019. Given the fact that it is Mother’s Day, this is a very good effort. So that is almost £50 going to local charities plus the commission from any sales.

What hit me looking at the exhibition, is the intense sense of colour a lot of very skilled artwork – well done those who are exhibiting!

STOP PRESS - Charlotte has an exhibition currently running at Right Angle Picture Framers on Corsham High Street. It is on for 2 weeks starting from Monday 1st April. The pictures are all acrylic on canvas. All work can be bought as a fine art print or a canvas print from