From Your Chairman

I hope that you all had a wonderful summer and that you managed to get outdoors to paint landscapes or, at least, to have collected new subjects from near and far that will inspire you to paint during the longer evenings to come. If you did venture out in the exceptional heat of July, you will have found, as I did, that watercolour dried too quickly for finished work to be completed successfully out of doors.

Unfortunately, I was away at the time of the “Big Draw” and related exhibition and had to miss the event at St. John’s Church. I understand that a happy time was had by those who could make it. Those of us who go along to the Wednesday Workshops at Ripley have a happy time every week! Why not join us? We plan to have another Christmas lunch there on 13th December this year - more details of that elsewhere in this issue.

I hope that you have enjoyed the Friday evening demonstrations and lectures. If you have any suggestions for future speakers I would be glad to add others to my list although the slots for 2007 have been arranged already.

Pat Tucker, September 2006