Programme for 2018/2019

Matlock Artist's Society - Annual Art Exhibitions 2019

to be held at The Arkwright Mill, Cromford, Monday July 30th to Sunday 5th August 12.00 noon

At our last exhibition the paintings were again of a very high standard and thus attracted many visitors. We have begun planning our next exhibition to
be held next summer. More help is required, however, with the erection of stands, hanging, writing labels, printing notices, stewarding, as well as
general fetching and carrying. Members are asked to register their offer of help, however little, with Carol Mumford.


Confirmed dates for 2018/2019

September 15th  JOHN M POOLER: Buildings in Watercolour Demonstration

Open to all 10am — 12noon. John, a fellow of the Nottingham Society of

Artists, paints a wide range of subjects mainly in watercolour. Buildings and  

street scenes frequently appear in his work. John's demonstration will be

 followed by the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, which all members are

encouraged to attend.


February 16th  BRYAN JOHN: Acrylic and Ink Workshop for members only

10am — 4pm. Bryan is an expressionist artist based in Sheffield who has been

painting exciting city scenes and landscapes since July 2016. One of his

recent projects looks at conflict between nature and built landscape in cities.



raffle 7pm - 10pm at All Saints Church Hall. Members should bring their own

beverages, cutlery and glasses. Plates and drinking mugs will be provided.


March 16th JOHN HARRISON: Watercolour and Ink Demonstration open to

 the public 10am - 12noon. His members‘ only workshop will follow until

4pm. John’s area of expertise is that of line and wash, with a strong

 emphasis on drawing and using selective watercolour washes. The distinctive

end result is not your traditional watercolour painting.



October 20th JENNY OLDKNOW: Watercolour Animal Painting

 Demonstration open to the public 10am — 12noon. A workshop for

members only will follow until 4pm. Jenny specialises in watercolour

paintings of animal subjects, both wild and domestic, in a loose and

 expressive style.


April 20th TIM FISHER: Boats and Harbours in Pastel Workshop for members

only 10am — 4pm. Known for his military fine art and sporting prints, Tim is

self-taught and one of the UK's leading demonstrators and tutors. He

 regularly writes for the Leisure Painter, has 3 books in print for Search Press

and has developed a revolutionary paper Fisher400 for painting with pastels.


November 17th COLIN HALLIDAY: Landscape in Oils Demonstration open to

 the public 10am - 12noon. A members’ only workshop (oils or acrylics) will

follow until 4pm. Colin's plein air landscape paintings range from studies of

 intimate spaces to large landscape views. His working method is individual,

bold and expressive.


May 18th  ROB WAREING: Portrait in Pastels Demonstration open to the

public 10am - 12noon. This will be followed by his workshop for members

only until 4pm. Since becoming a professional portrait painter at age 23,

Rob has painted numerous portraits of all nationalities and received many 

commissions to paint dignitaries, CEOs and their families worldwide.


December 1th CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND RAFFLE: Bakewell Golf Club. Meet

 there at 1.00pm for 1.30pm


June 15th RUTH GRAY: Street Scene in Acrylics Demonstration open to the

public 10am - 12noon. Her workshop for members only will follow until

4pm. Ruth captures mood and atmosphere rather than realism in her

paintings, which are often partly stylised or abstracted.


 January 19th BRIAN ROBINSON: ‘Mastering the use of colour in

watercolour’ Workshop for members only 10am — 4pm. This is about

 keeping watercolour fresh, vibrant and exciting, avoiding common problems

so you can produce wonderfully colourful, fresh paintings. The essence of

 Brian's own evocative paintings is about atmosphere, the poignancy of a

 rusty old vehicle or the quietness of a lonely spot in the countryside.



July 20th CAROL HILL: Landscape in Oils Demonstration open to the public

10am — 12noon. A members’ only workshop will follow until 4pm. Carol

studied oils and Chinese painting in the Far East. Travelling has influenced  

much of Carol’s work, but her inspiration comes from the Derbyshire Dales.

Portrait Group: takes place monthly every 1st Wednesday morning.

 Mutual Help Group: 2nd Thursday and 4th Friday mornings (not December).

Anniversary Summer Exhibition 2019: Monday 29“ July — Sunday 4'“ August,

 Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Wharf, Cromford DE4 3RQ

Further dates: Day excursions and plein air sessions are to be announced


Further dates, including those of our 2019 Exhibition, Day Excursion/s  and Plein-Air sessions TBA. Portrait Group, every first Wednesday, and  Self-Help Group, every second Thursday, will continue monthly. 

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