Author: Joy Hardy

  • Still Life and Watercolour Techniques

    The last few weeks have have seen us busy with some group activities in addition to our personal projects. A number of us managed some very presentable still life sketches, something which we plan to make a regular part of the sessions. Also, over the last few weeks, one member has demonstrated a watercolour wash…

  • Winter Term

    New term started last week with some new members and lots of enthusiasm. With the current wintery weather we have lots of inspiration locally for some great art work

  • Exhibition Success

    Our annual exhibition, held for the second year running in the Pheasantry at Haddo, was very well attended (136 visitors over the three days, not counting dogs!). There were 52 paintings on display, covering a wide range of styles and medium, reflecting the artistic diversity which we are lucky to have in our group. This…

  • Hanging Day

    All set for the exhibition, which opens at 11.00 tomorrow.

  • Exhibition at Haddo

    Why not combine a walk amongst the beautiful autumn colours at Haddo with the chance to take a look at some of our work. See the poster below for details.

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning

    Our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning was, as always, an enjoyable event, where we socialise over home bakes and coffee, and sometimes do a little bit of art! As we now have five new members, it was an ideal time to get to know one another. This year, we also had an Art Book Stall which…


    Looking forward to the new term which starts this week. Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to some members who are moving on, but are hopeful that we will see some new faces bringing new skills and perspectives; everyone has some artistic ability which meeting together and exchanging ideas encourages us to explore.

  • Summer Break

    The six weeks of mixed summer weather have given us inspiration for our autumn projects. Some of us met up in Aden park during that time and though no-one sketched or painted, it was an enjoyable social time in a lovely setting. Here’s one done earlier! Aden Park in Autumn On a second outing, some…