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.


 News   2022 


 14th May   50th Anniversary of the Society    -  see   Anniversary Page    for more photos


2022 Summer Outdoor Painting Season

12th July  Warblington Church


10th May  Chichester Canal  and  17th May  Hunstan   Pictures by Bob Payne and Gill Merrett


5th April    Silver Cup Evening   -   see the full results and pictures     HERE

8th March - Bob Payne's full day workshop

22nd March.  Curtis Tappenden entertained us with a slideshow and background about circus and his interest in it . He then demonstratedand the drawings and paintings technique that he uses live at the ringside. Facinating!

And 8th March                Bob Payn's portrait workshop


22nd February    Jonathan Newey gave an afternoon demonstration and workshop on pen and ink and watercolour pencil.  The hall was full, almost to overflowing, with members who were keen to try a new technique and medium. Jonathan nade it an interesting and productive afternoon for all.


25th January.    John Davis lead a workshop about colour in the afternoon.  And Roger Dellar demonstrated an oil painting in the evening, with his usual interesting commentary throughout. Both were well attended.




11th January     A workshop by David Collier who lead on a mixed media painting.



7th December   -  Our Christmas party

The Christmas Party was well attended by members and friends. Food and drink was provided and rapidly consumed. Some members entered the original Christmas card, summer flower photo and holiday painting competitions. Paddy Holmes, our Patron, presented the prizes to the three winners. The raffle was popular and made some money for the society funds. There were also fun competitioms for everyone to join in.

16th November
Martin Gebbett ran a workshop on perspective which was well attended.

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)