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Hi Folks,

Here is the March 2020 Newsletter:

1.    We hung 48 paintings at the Arthouse Café last Sunday. As usual there is a wonderful variety of paintings which continue to show the increasing standards of our art. Thank you to everyone who has helped to kick off our exhibition season. Remember, we collect the paintings on Sunday March 29th and do tell family and friends to go along to the Arthouse café to see the paintings whilst they indulge in cake and coffee. Below is 'Zoo Corner'.

2.    After a very enjoyable demonstration at the end of February by the watercolour artist, Tim Wilmot, this month we have Elizabeth Baldin on March 19th. Again, this is a ‘paint along’ demonstration producing a mini landscape in acrylics – further details closer to the time.

3.    For those who have opted to pay termly, Term 1 finishes on March 5th and Term 2 starts on March 12th. So, on the 12th those paying termly need to pay £25 for Term 2 – if you are not going to make it for a few weeks please send a cheque for your membership to our Treasurer Stephen Simpkins, 19 Lady Coventry Rd, Chippenham, SN15 3NF.

4.    Cancer Research UK have launched an art initiative to help raise funds and have sent me this poster – I’II leave it to members to respond if they wish to.

5.    From Max Hale – “Max Hale invites you to join him in Cornwall for a great week of art in fabulous evocative surroundings in a cosy cottage with home cooked local food. In our eighth year we have such a fantastic time staying at a medieval farmhouse near Crackington Haven on the north coast, just half a mile from the sea. Higher Tresmorn's rooms all have a private bathroom with no charge for single occupancy. Coastal paths lead from the farm and the sun sets absolutely in front of us as we sit and eat our dinner in the large conservatory. Partners welcome and you'll be spoilt as a painter for subject matter. The tuition covers all mediums so you can bring any you prefer to capture the splendour of the surrounding countryside, local harbours and any set projects to keep your artistic endeavours busy.
We paint out and on the farm, sketching and taking note of where we are to complete our quest back at the farm  - for further details go to "

6.    The Australian artist Charles Sluga has been at it again – I rather like the loose and relaxed feel to these two – something that may inspire, to finish with.