Welcome to our 2021 online annual exhibition, we would of course, preferred to welcome you to our usual venue, The W I Hall in Rayleigh, but because of the continuing Covid restrictions, that has not been possible.However, we are pleased to be able to present to you a small selection of artworks from some of our members for your enjoyment.
Some of the artworks are for sale so, if you would like to purchase or commission a particular piece, then contact me, Colin Mossman, at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you directly in touch with the relevant artist.
We are always pleased to welcome new members to our group, so, if you are interested in joining, or would like to find out more about us, please contact us at the aforementioned email address.
Finally, we do hope you enjoy the exhibition and we would be very interested to receive your comments, There is a link ‘leave a reply’ at the bottom of the page for you to do just that. We also have to thank AR Adams (Funeral Directors) Ltd of Rayleigh for their continued support. For now, take care, stay safe and look forward to meeting with you in person at our next exhibition.
A guide to the Acronyms:
SWA. Society of Women Artists.
FSBA. Fellow of The Society of Botanical Artists.
SFA. Society of Floral Artists.
RSMA. Royal Society of Marine Artists.
IWS. International Watercolour Society.
NFS. Not For Sale
We do hope that you have enjoyed our exhibition and if so, please do leave any comments that you may have by clicking on the link ‘leave a reply’ below or, if you wish to contact us for further information about our group ora particular artist then send to email@example.com.
Greetings to all our followers from all at the Rayleigh Art Group.
This year because of the continuing restrictionswe have had to cancel our planned exhibition at the Rayleigh Library, however, not to be thwarted we bring you for your enjoyment an online exhibition. Many of the paintings are available to purchase, details of how to do this will be given at the bottom of this page. So on with the exhibition. Should you wish to comment on the exhibition, please use the box below.
We hope you have enjoyed our Autumn Exhibition, and should you wish to purchase any of those pictures that are for sale or to leave comment, please use the box below.
We hope, all being well, that we will be back at the WI Hall with our annual exhibition in April 2021, but for now, take care and keep safe.
All the best to you from all at the Rayleigh Art Group.
This year due to the very unusual circumstances we all find ourselves in, our annual exhibition in the W I Hall Rayleigh has had to be cancelled. However, all is not lost, a number of our members have submitted paintings to be displayed here for you to view and purchase if required, details of how you may do so will be at the foot of this page, so for now, enjoy the paintings.
Anna Tovey ‘Teasels’ Watercolour 20x28cm £50
I hope you have enjoyed our online exhibition this year and should you wish to purchase one or more of these paintings, then in the first instance contact me at :- firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address or telephone number and the artist/artists will contact you directly.
Please bear in mind that many of the above paintings are framed and some are not, please check with the artist in question at the time of purchase. Under the current restrictions, paintings will not be able to be collected or delivered until said restrictions are lifted.
Lastly, I would really like to thank all those members who uploaded their paintings for you to view, for some, the technology wasn’t easy as you may imagine.
If you would like to leave any comments about the paintings, please use the box below as we would really like to hear from you.
We look forward to next year when, all being well, we shall be back at our usual venue, The W I Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh.
Yesterday evening we had an interesting demonstration from Trevor Harwood using mixed media.
Trevor started by using 140lb Saunders Waterford paper, unstretched, on approximately two-thirds of the paper he laid an acrylic underpainting and on the remaining third he laid an underpainting of pastel, which he smoothed down with brush and water.
The idea of separating the picture as he explained, was to show us the different effects that may be had from each method.
He gradually built up the ‘Spring’ painting by using acrylics and pastel on both parts to achieve quite an effective result.
Thank you for the demonstration Trevor it has given us food for thought.
We’re in discussions about forming an IWS British Isles, incorporating IWS Scotland, IWS Ireland, and IWS England. Details of the first meeting are on this poster to which all are invited. And if you can make the meeting or want more information, let me know. I’ll be contacting art clubs around the country and hopefully, we can be a significant presence in this international society which has over 80 member countries already. Please spread the word! This is for everyone with a passion for watercolour!
If you are interested then please contact Joe Dowden, the first meeting is on the 18th February.
Our Christmas party was a great success and very well attended, thank you to all who came.
David Williams gave us an excellent and extremely interesting talk on the greening of London, David is a historian who takes groups on history walks of London, details of his tours will be circulated to members as soon as received.
Reg White Award.
We had a record number of excellent entries for the competition the subject of which was ‘ English Landmarks’ Dave Mansfield’s painting of the London Corn Exchange, was a clear winner and received the award from our President – Brian Coppard.
Thank you to all who entered, the quality of which made it very difficult for members to vote for the best picture, so well done Dave, a well-deserved win.
Thank you to all who turned out on such a cold evening, we had a full house and with plenty of good food and winemade for a great atmosphere.
All that remains now is to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!