Great News -

We hope that Covid is in the past and activities are returning to normal.

The new session has started with our AGM and social tea and cake so that members could get ready for a new society year of painting and demonstrations.

A full programme is planned and members are re-joining with enthusiasm.



2021     New Session

6th and 7th November         OUR AUTUMN 2021 EXHIBITION

After a long wait since the last exhibition, the weekend was a great success.   We had about 400 visitors, half of them on Saturday morning. 134  paintings and 23 folios were exhibited. 31 paintings and folios were sold for a total of £1830. Cards were also popular with £350 of sales.

Gary Miller was awarded 'Best in Show' by the public vote. He just pipped Edward Girrard who was a very close 2nd. As usual the Tombola was popular and made £150 profit.

This year we collaborated with the Rowlands Castle W.I. who ran their Autumn Fair in the small hall at the same time. They provided all the catering and sold Chistmassy food and wares. This collaboration  was considered agreat sucess.




2nd November         

Neil Marshall gave a talk and slide show about his historic paintings, mainly of Portsmouth and Gosport.  He explained about his research for each painting and techniques used in painting.              
His website -

19th October     Demonstration and workshop by Gary Miller of watercolour snow scene              

12th October

 Life Group restarts.

The afternoon is very well attended. The portrate option is always popular and the life model is back.


September 28th      AGM          The AGM was very well attended. Tea and cake with a chat was available ,

    Gill Dollery retired as Principal and Barbara Wood presented her with a bouquet  of flowers in recognition of her many years of service to the society.

    Terry Devaney resigned as Vice Chairman, but took up the post of Secretary.  Joan Burnett has joined the committee as Principal and Jan Roblin retired as Media Correspondent. This job is now vacant along with Vice Chairman.

Carol Milford and Jan Croker volunteered to be our Catering Officers.


Outdoor Painting  Summer 2021

Aug 24th     Wicor Marina     -      sketch by  Peter Dixon


10th August  -  The Folly at Charlton Village  -  10 people painted on a bright summer day


15th June  -  Rowlands Castle   (painting by Barbara Wood  below)


18th May  -   Bosham    (below)



2020   Outside Painting

3th  October   Stanstead Park - St Paul's chapel was more sheltered from wind - pictures by John Davis, Barbara Wood, Edward Girrard
6th October Hayling, East Stoke  A very windy day - paintings Barbara Wood and Cathy Craggs.   Nearby St Mary's Church by Steve Driver

 29th September Tichfield Abbey

 22nd September Southwick 
 ( paintings by Gill Merrett, Gill Dollery and Barbara Wood)

15th September Wicor Marine
painting by Edward Girrard)


8th September Bosham
paintings from  Edward Girrard, Barbara Wood and John Davis

28th July  Langstone
(painting - Edward Girrard)
    1st July Porchester Castle - the painters - above   


 Edward Girrard 

 Cathy Craggs    Julie Anderson

  14th July West Stoke Church - (paintings, Bob Payne and Edward Girrard)

 2020  Winter programme until stopped in March due to Coronavirus.

10th March    
Afternoon - Bob Payne workshop   Evening -  Lynne Davies demonstration


25th February      
Afternoon - Diane Colwell workshop Evening -  Lynne Davies demonstration



Our Christmas Party on Tuesday 10th Dec 2019 December
 See more pictures HERE

 2019 Silver Cup Awards Evening  -  9th April 
see winners and photos