Programme of Meetings

Meetings start at 7pm at the Hyndman Centre, Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3JT
PLEASE NOTE: It's best to be there 15 mins earlier than the meeting starts.
We now have a mid-session tea break.

* Access to the Hyndman Centre, Hospital Road, IP33 3JT. Our meetings Venue. *

Suffolk Highways will be working on the Spread Eagle junction starting Monday the 4th September.
This could take up to 25 weeks.
Petticoat Lane will be closed from Out Westgate to Hospital Road,
with traffic diverted via Parkway, Risbygate Street, Out Risbygate and West Road.

2018 Programme

8th FEBRUARY * Picture Framing and our Website
A discussion evening with an emphasis on framing and the website,
and Matt Rutherford from Bury Framing Centre as a guest who will be very happy to answer peoples questions on framing.

8th March * AGM and Tania Harrington
Girl Power – History of women Artists – illustrated presentation
A former teacher with an MA in History of Art and a practising artist.
She says she has found the field of women artists to be a rich and fascinating topic and her talk ‘Girl Power’ examines the life and work of approximately 60 artists from the medieval period to Modernism.

12th APRIL * Ken Kempley
Well known East Anglian artist. Painting in watercolour this time, Ken aims to create and capture atmosphere, light and drama in a landscape and his ‘less is more’ approach means that obvious references such as buildings and people are stripped away allowing the viewer to find a sense of familiarity and connection.

10th MAY * John Kay
After training at Goldsmiths, John spent most of his career as an art teacher.
He demonstrates in watercolour, explaining his methods, materials and techniques as he paints.

7th JUNE * Sylvia Paul
Sylvia exhibits widely across the UK, including the RA.
In Japan at her solo exhibition a few years ago she sold 36 paintings in three days.
Sylvia has inspired many people with her demonstrations and for us she will give a still life painting in oil over acrylic.

12th JULY * Stephie Butler
A Portrait demo
Stephie was awarded associate membership of the Society of Women Artists in 2014.
She has a passion for painting portraits and wildlife in watercolour, working in an expressive, loose yet detailed style.

9th AUGUST * Margaret Glass
Pastel – A Suffolk Waterscape
Recognised as one of the leading Pastellists today, past Vice President of La Societe des Pastellistes de France and member of the English Pastel Society.
Margaret says “I tend to choose a subject because of the drama and light on it or within it… my works I want people to stop and wonder at the beauty all around us”

13th SEPTEMBER * Reinhild Raistrick
Reinhild gives an illustrated talk on her working methods.
A fellow member of BSEAS her beautiful delicate botanical paintings are well known to us.
She is an experienced botanical artist who has painted wild flowers in various parts of the world, ranging from theTien Shan mountains, Kazakstan, the Mediterranean, East and South Africa, the Equatorial Rainforests in Tanzania, and of course in the UK.
A number of her paintings were purchased for the permanent collection of the Royal Botanical gardens at Kew.
Reinhild has been awarded four gold medals by the RHS.

11th OCTOBER * Kit Leese
Watercolour – A Garden Landscape
Kit has a passion for landscape, preferring to paint en plein aire when he can and he enjoys being able to demonstrate and share his free approach, capturing weather and light and developing a visual language which reveals the essence of his subjects quickly.

8th NOVEMBER * Carol Massey
A commercial artist for 30 years before returning to her first love, painting.
Carol soon became a popular tutor and demonstrator.
Her work is quite diverse,ranging from figurative portraits to landscapes and semi-abstract studies of water and reflections.
For us Carol’s topic is ‘Dancers’ which she will paint in mixed media.

13th DECEMBER * Social evening
Christmas party. No demonstrator.

10th JANUARY 2019 * Critique with Sara Muzira
A critique and discussion evening with Sara. Members are invited to bring and show their work.

14th FEBRUARY * John Glover
Portrait demo
John is a highly accomplished and experienced portrait painter and popular demonstrator for the Art Society.
His subjects have included people from all walks of life, official portraits or smaller more intimate family groups.
His work ranges from capturing the character and dignity of age to the innocence of childhood.