We are delighted to announce the appointment of John Hammond as our Vice-President. Many of you will remember John's mother Beryl Hammond who was an active member of the club and whose trophy we now use when judging the largest category being acrylics. John will be judging this category at our Summer Exhibition this year and has said that he is very much looking forward to seeing us all in August.
John has recently been made a Fellow of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts (SWAc). John has established himself as one of Britain's finest acrylic painters. He travels widely at home and abroad making his detailed sketches and notes; then returning to his studio he conveys the atmosphere of the various places he has visited through a sensuous play on light and colour and visual clues. Whether it is the landscape of the south west of England, the glowing Italian coast or vivid scenes in London, John is a true master of his subject.
A reminder to all members. Don't forget that if you wish to have your pictures framed by Talisman you need to take them there or let Gilly know as soon as possible. There is currently a two to three week delay which is likely to increase as the exhibition date approaches - Hand in Thursday 17th August for exhibits. Phone 01395 442251. www.talismanframing.co.uk