Southend Art Club Exhibition

Congratulations to Brian Coppard on winning ‘Best in Show’ and Cathy Newton on getting a ‘Highly Commended’ at the Southend Art Club Exhibition, which opened yesterday, Sunday 14th August 2016 – the Exhibition is open until Wednesday 17th August 2016.

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Hullbridge Social Evening 2016

On this lovely Summer’s evening, we met at The Anchor pub in Hullbridge. When20160810_185905 we arrived there were just 4 people from the club but very soon more and more members appeared.

We couldn’t have chosen a nicer evening or venue for this social. The water was in, the swans were plentiful and the pub garden was very pretty with flowers growing in abundance and the boats were all bobbing about on sparkling water, there was even a swimmer!

20160810_192543Some of us, although not many I might add, did take some painting equipment with us but only one picture actually got produced. This was a lovely watercolour by Ian Deaves. It was beautiful, done very quickly and put us all to shame. While Ian worked away, we all sat and chatted over a drink or two. Of course this was good for the pub, we were keeping them in business weren’t we?

Many of us thought we were good photographers and have come home with many pictures and lots of good intentions. Watch this space as they say, we may come up with exceptional paintings eventually.

Thank you to all those who took the trouble to attend this social evening and those of you who didn’t, you missed a nice time so come next time.


Report and Photos courtesy of Cathy Newton