Rayleigh Art Group Christmas Party

Rayleigh Art Group held their Christmas Party on Wednesday 7th December 2011. Approximately 35 members and their guests enjoyed a fun evening with a picture and anagram quiz just for fun but no prizes.

Several members entered paintings for the Reg Whiting award, and as usual, those present were asked to vote for the picture they most admired, with Brian Coppard collecting and counting the voting slips.

Pauline Grove

Unlike previous years where the final outcome has been close, this year there was a clear winner in the form of Pauline Grove – congratulations. Corinne Scott the Rayleigh Art Group Chairperson presented Pauline with the trophy.


Bingo Callers

The evening continued with Corinne and Vice-Chairperson, Cathy Newton running three games of ‘Bingo’ with winners being presented with secret prizes. The evening ended with a raffle which was accompanied by some dry comments especially when Cathy Newton won first prize and Corinne Scott won second prize.

Apologies for the photos but they were taken using a mobile phone so not good quality – next time we will use a camera!!


Demonstration by Bill Newton

On Wednesday 25th January, commencing at 7.30 pm, Rayleigh Art Group will be hosting a demonstration by Bill Newton entitled Marine Watercolour.

Members and Guests are welcome, Entry fee for Members is £1.00 and Non-members £3.00.

Refreshments available at £0.40

About William Newton

William Newton was born in Essex and is a full time professional artist working on gallery, exhibition and privately commissioned paintings.

He has enjoyed a number of very successful ‘sell out’ one-man exhibitions and has exhibited at various London locations, including the Barbican, the Mall Galleries, the Guildhall and  numerous commercial galleries.

Largely self-taught, he works in most mediums, on almost any subject-matter, notably marine painting and landscape etc. and is the author of the Leisure Arts book ‘Painting with Watercolours’.

He is a member of various Art Societies, including the London Sketch Club and is also a busy demonstrator for a well-known Art Materials Company and runs regular painting workshops and demonstrations for Art Societies.

A practising Art Tutor with experience of teaching both adults and children, his paintings are held in private and corporate collections worldwide.


The demonstration will take place in the Cedars Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh. See map for location.

Cedars Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh.