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Hi Folks,
Here is the February 2020 newsletter:

1.    Remember that next Thursday 6th February we are not meeting. The Hall is being used for a local election and we have not been able to find another venue.

A quick discussion by some members at the end of last week’s meeting showed an interest in meeting at the Red Lion to have a drink and meal together, which is a nice idea. I will certainly be there – if anybody else wants to join me, let me know because I will probably have to warn the Red Lion about numbers eating.

2.    Time is running short before our first exhibition of the season at the Arthouse Café in Melksham – remember that we hang the paintings on Sunday March 1st at 5.30 pm. Application Forms have been available at our recent meetings but I have attached a form with this message which you can also use. Remember that these forms are given with your hanging fees to Patty at the Art Café when you hang your paintings.

3.    Our first demonstration of the year is on February 27th given by the watercolour artist Tim Wilmot. It is a ‘paint along’ – further details will follow.

4.    It is a while since I have heard from the Australian Artist Charles Sluga (I guess the wild fires have not helped) – he is now doing a couple of new paintings a week which you can see at

Here is one I particularly like – seemingly very simple and from an unusual angle.

5.    I came across some lovely artwork by Laura Boswell - Laura is an artist printmaker specialising in linocut printing and traditional Japanese woodblock printing. For those who want to try something new, Laura's book ‘Making Japanese Woodblock Prints’ came out in late 2019 (Crowood Press) and is directly inspired by her love of teaching and experiences working in Japan. You can see her work and get her book at