Arts cash

This is amazing! The UK central government and local governments should take note, especially Bromley.


Hello, fellow members.

I am alive and well again, so I should be sharing news and views soon.

My visit to the Pastel Society show at the Mall Galleries was stimulating. Being a Friend of the Mall Galleries, I attended the preview but did not stay for the formal opening and prize giving. My choice of best in show at least won a prize; it was the cheese on toast! I hope other members agreed that the use of pastels to generate the glow of the melt was outstanding.

Logging In

I am back but I cannot log on with my tablet. Desktop pc is fine as is my smartphone.

I must check cookies rules on my tablet.

I'm back!

Hello, fellow artists, Adrian has arranged my access to the Webpage again. I had forgotten and lost my password. So, expect a wee stir at some time.

The SAA has taken over a very good art sales company allowing members to offer work for sale. It is worth checking the SAA web presence for information. Members who register will get their subscription elevated to Gold level. It didn't work for me because I have Platinum membership already, which covers my rare one-man shows.

St Mary's updates

The George & Dragon, Ightam

It is that time again when Derek Burt and I have a show at The G&D, Ightam.
Date: Friday 19 June 2015 to Sunday 21 June 2015.
We hang on Friday and take down on Sunday afternoon from about 4 pm.
Book your tables for fine fare - it's Fathers' Day on the Sunday.
Come for a chat, anyway.
Remember to bring your family and friends.


RA and Ruben and his legacy: a visit with Derek. This is truly worth a visit. Thoroughly enjoyable and encouraging. 


A recent trial in the Netherlands found an artist guilty of plagiarism. He had painted a portrait from a photograph he found in a publication. The photographer challenged in a court of law and won. Lesson? Work from our own photos.

AGM fun

I enjoyed yesterday evening at Ripley. Thank you all for the kind words and the gift. The critique session was great fun and encouraged me to explore different ways of observing and creating.

BAS programme for 2015

Penny has once again put together a very interesting programme for us for our "First Friday" meetings. You can find it at The first of these is not till February, but the Ripley sessions on Wednesdays start next week, 7th January.

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