Sad News

It is with deep regret we have to report that Gwen Brooks who was a member of Rayleigh Art Group, passed away on Wednesday 25th January, at home with her husband Bob and family.

Her funeral will take place on Tuesday 14th February 2017 at 12.20 pm in the small chapel at Sutton Road Crematorium. The family have requested family flowers only and any donations should be made to a children’s charity.


Rayleigh Art Group Annual Quiz

Rayleigh Art Group members are reminded that the Annual Fish/Chicken and Chips Supper and Quiz will take place on Wednesday 22nd March 2017. The venue is the Cedars Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh with the quiz commencing at 7.30 pm sharp.

The cost will be £7.00 per head for members and guests, with tickets available from Val Belverstone Tel. 01268 751087 – just let her know if you want Fish or Chicken.

We would like to see as many of you as possible for this fun event, so please put the date in your diary and book your tickets now.

Members Gallery

Members are reminded that there is a ‘Members Gallery’ page on the Rayleigh Art Group web site that can used to exhibit your paintings to other members of the group. Photos of paintings shown at the Club’s Exhibitions can also be viewed on this page, so please take the time to make a look occasionally.

If anybody wishes to use this facility, please send photos of your paintings to John Newton ( with some details and they will be added as soon as possible after receipt.

Welcome back workshop

Please be aware that the first workshop of the year is on Wednesday 25th January 2017. Members are reminded that the workshops take place in the Cedars Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh and commence at 7.30pm through until about 10.00pm.

Colin Mossman will be showing a video by the artist Hazel Sloane for those who might be interested.

The workshops provide members with an opportunity to have a friendly chat with friends and like minded people, exchanging ideas and new opportunities. So why not come along to a workshop and not only enjoy an evening of painting with other members, but also have a cup of tea or coffee whilst chatting about all things related to painting or other items of interest.

Southend Arts Council Exhibition

The Southend Arts Council are holding their annual Visual Arts Exhibition 2017 at the end of January.
Tuesday January 31st – Handing in Day – 10.00am to 1.00pm
Tuesday February 28th – Collection Day – 10.00am to 1.00pm
If you are interested in joining them, please click on Visual Arts Exhibition for the Entry form. Please read carefully both pages for details.
Maximum of two paintings with entry fee of £2.00 per work, payable on Handing in Day.
Gina Warner, Visual Arts Representative, looks forward to hearing from you once more in supporting  the Arts Council’s Exhibition, thank you.