Spring Exhibition 2012

Our Spring exhibition was on Sunday 25th March in the Hawkwelll Village Hall, Hawkwell.

It was opened to the public at 10.00 am. There were 110 pictures hung by members of the Rayleigh Art Group plus numerous Portfolios for sale too. Also we had two members selling cards, one of which was fund raising for Breast Cancer.

This year, as in past years, we were selling refreshments but unlike years gone past we had homemade cakes and sausage rolls for sale, together with biscuits for those who were not indulging themselves. This proved very popular with the public and members alike.

As this is our Golden Anniversary year, we ran a competition earlier in the year with ‘Golden’ in the title of our work, and we exhibited these pieces of art work also. These were not necessarily for sale but we felt it would be a nice thing to show the public our work commemorating this 50th year.

Report courtesy of Cathy Newton


Rayleigh Art Group Exhibition and Sale

Hawkwell Exhibition2012

Hawkwell Village Hall
Hawkwell Village Hall

Just a quick reminder that the Rayleigh Art Group Exhibition and Sale will take place on Sunday 25th March 2012 at the Hawkwell Village Hall commencing at 10.00 am.

Members are asked to ensure their pictures are submitted, together with their entry form by 9.30 am on the day of the Exhibition.

Pictures can be collected after 4.00 pm

Visitors are welcome to view and purchase work done by local artists.

Ian Smith Demonstration

On Wednesday March 14th about 35 members attended an enjoyable demonstration by Leigh artist Ian Smith. He painted an unusual large picture of goldfish and lily pads in a pond using acrylic paints. Ian also brought along several finished pieces of work which some thought were quite ‘Hockneyesque’ in style. Perhaps because several of us have seen the current David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy and so the style was fresh in our minds.

Ian made a point of saying that we should beware of copying exact colours or compositions from photographs or even from life – just put down whatever you feel looks right! Ian was accompanied by another well known local artist, Sheila Appleton, who kept us entertained with many light hearted anecdotes from her colourful life.

A very interesting and enjoyable evening.

Many thanks to Vicky Coppard for the report (sorry no photos).

Summer Programme

Please note the Summer Programme has now been added to the Calendar Page, so update your diaries so that you do not miss out on any of the forthcoming events.

Events of note are:-

9th May – a Workshop with Pauline Grove using Acrylic Inks. There are limited numbers so please contact the Secretary (Annabelle Hern) to book a place.

10th June – Meet for lunch at 1.00 pm for Outdoor Painting at the pub in North Fambridge.

8th July – Golden Anniversary Garden Party to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, details to follow nearer the time. Tickets £3.00 a head and available from the  Chairperson (Corinne Scott)

Rayleigh Art Group Exhibition & Sale


Just a quick reminder that the Rayleigh Art Group are holding an Exhibition and Sale of work by local artists at the Hawkwell Village Hall on Sunday 25th March 2012. The Exhibition will open to the public at 10.00 am and close at 4.00 pm.

Members are requested to submit their pictures, together with the Entry Form by 9.30 am on the day of the Exhibition.

Members are reminded that if you have difficulty getting pictures to the Exhibition, contact a committee member and arrangements can be made to get your picture to the exhibition on the day.