Latest site update - 30/12/17 (see update history at bottom of page)
Welcome to the
web site of the Lacock Art Group.
We are a vibrant group of local
artists who come together to advance as well as enjoy, our art. Along with
meeting each week to paint together, we have a full and varied programme that we like all members to participate in - the programme includes demonstrations, drawing sessions, exhibitions and the occasional fun art competition.
On the separate
pages of this web site you will find details of our Group- what we do, when we meet and our current
programme including details of forthcoming exhibitions and demonstrations. More details of our meetings, fees etc can be seen on the Members Handbook page.
like to welcome new members however, the Group is very popular and sometimes we have to close the membership list - to see the present status of membership in the Group please see the Becoming a Member page and/or use
the contact e-mail via the 'Contact the Society' page of this website.
The Gallery contains examples of some of our members' work which we hope you
will find interesting. Members of the society are invited to submit their work
for inclusion in the Gallery to the web administrator (Steve Oram) whose details you will find on the Members Handbook page.
Above - a slide show of some of our members work
23 December 2017. Lacock Hay Wain competition.
This year's fun competition attracted 19 attempts at recreating Constable's 'The Hay Wain' in Lacock ford. All the paintings were displayed anonymously at the Christmas Party on 14 December 2017 and there was a great array of effort.
Members voted for their favourite and there was a clear winner - well done Linda (no 24).
In 2nd place was Keith (who wasn't there that night) with no 3.
18 December 2017. Over the weekend 2-3 December we held our first Christmas Exhibition, which turned out to be very successful. Full details and photos are on the Exhibitions page.
22 November 2017. On 16 November 2017 Catherine Strong took us on a paint-along to paint a semi-abstract acrylic seascape. More details on the 'Demonstrations' page.
17 October 2017. On Saturday 30 September some of our members, along with friends and family and visitors from other local groups, went on a coach trip to Oxford. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day, visiting such places as the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Pitt Rivers Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Some members also took the opportunity to sketch amongst the wealth of magnificent architecture available in the city. We were especially pleased to be joined by our friend Mary Tuck (see if you can spot her in the photos). Many thanks to Stephen for his time and effort in organising the outing.
16 October 2017. On 12 October 2017 artist and cartoonist Ian Gyllenspetz entertained us with an evening of cartoon fun. See 'Demonstrations' page.
16 October 2017. On 7 September acclaimed artist Soraya French was this year's open-event demonstrator. See 'Demonstrations' page.
16 October 2017. The Summer exhibition held over the holiday weekend 26-28 August proved very popular again with over 180 paintings hung. See 'Exhibitions' page for more details.
06 October 2017 - STOP PRESS - Catherine's second article for the Artist magazine is out in the November 2017 issue entitled 'Seascapes on a Textured Ground'
20 July 2017
. On 29 June visiting artist Jonathan Newey gave us an informative and enjoyable paint-along demonstration using pen and wash. Full details on the Demonstrations
12 June 2017
. A very successful Spring exhibition over the weekend 3-4 June with around 170 paintings hung, for more details see the Exhibitions page
30 May 2017. The June Newsletter is up.
28 May 2017. Our Chairman Paul Fisher gave us a very informative talk and demonstration last Thursday on how best to use tone to give a painting impact. More details on the Demonstrations page.
22nd May.Updates to the Programme Page and dates for Plein-Air events.
30th April 2017. Some good news - I thought we hadn't sold any paintings at the Art Café but we actually sold 4 :-
'Penguin Party' by Chris
'Bee' by Jo
'Stonehenge' by Steve
'Now don't get in a strop' by me
Well done all and for everyone who took part - I got a lot of good comments from friends who saw the exhibition.
19 April 2017. We had another enjoyable paint-along with John Harris on 23 March - details on the Demonstrations page.
2 April 2017. Our first exhibition of 2017 starts tomorrow and runs for the whole of April in the ArtHouse Café, Melksham. See 'Our Latest Exhibition' page for details.
17 February 2017 our Chairman Paul Fisher has done two YouTube videos
covering some of the demonstrations he did in 2016 at Lacock Art Group - the first is on the quick method of watercolour paper stretching and the second is on painting a couple of fluffy puffins having a bad hair day using the water spray method. The direct links are https://youtu.be/cJAMLhWJlEE and https://youtu.be/rFbk7PfmK8A
12 February 2017. Last Thursday we had a great evening painting along with visiting artist Tim Wilmott. Details on the demonstrations page.
7 February 2017 STOP PRESS - we have booked the international artist Soraya French to do a 'sit back and watch' demonstration for us on September 7th - members can invite guests, friends etc but do let me know when you do this so that we can keep an eye on numbers. Note also that we have made a preliminary booking for David Bellamy to do the same slot in the autumn of 2018 - date to be announced.
2 February 2017
. During an extended coffee break on 2 February 2017 John Harris showed us how to cut a mount to display our paintings. See the Short Demos
page for more details and information.
List of Site Updates
23/12/17 - Lacock Hay Wain competition gallery page created.
18/12/17 - Xmas exhibition added to Exhibitions page.
22/11/17 - Catherine Strong demo added to Demonstrations page.
17/10/17 - Oxford trip added to News.
16/10/17 - Summer exhibition added to Exhibitions page;
Soraya French demo added to Demonstrations page;
Ian Gyllenspetz demo added to Demonstrations page.
06/10/17 - Stop Press added to the October Newsletter re Catherine's latest article in the Artist Magazine.