Chapel Winchester Cathedral, by Rachel Hunt

Following the most recent shows in Petworth and Winchester, our current exhibition, “ The Art of Reflection” is at Fisherton Mill, Fisherton Street, Salisbury from 7th October until 4th November.

Following this will be a return to the Garden Gallery at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lene, Ampfield, Romsey with our exhibition “2D3D Reappearance”, which will run from 6th January until 4th February 2018.

Currently, one of our members, Sue Freeborough has her work displayed at “Ark”, an exhibition of sculpture at Chester Cathedral, featuring big names of the sculpture world including Antony Gormley,Lynn Chadwick, Barbara Hepworth,Sarah Lucas, David Mach, Elisabeth Frink,Eduardo Paolozzi, Kenneth Armitage, Peter Randall-Page and Damien Hirst. This exhibition continues until October 15th 2017.

In the New Year, Karen Eames is showing some of her wildlife and landscape paintings at the Ashcroft Centre, Fareham from Monday 8th Jan - Saturday 10th Feb 2018 .

Our most recent speaker was Abi Kremer, Lecturer in History of Art from Bournemouth University. She gave a fascinating exploration of the work of Therese Oulton from her early days after studying at the Royal College of Art to her current work.

This overview traced her move from complete abstraction to her current figurative work, which is a recent development, and which can be seen soon at the Marlborough Fine Art, Albemarle Street.

Her early work was influenced by Morris Louis' Veil paintings and as her work evolved, it is clear that she has retains certain aesthetic themes: textural paint application, colour combinations and titling of work which allows the viewer the space to interpret the work individually.

Our next meeting will be a practical workshop On November 4th which will be a life drawing and collage day.