NEWS  - May 2020

self-portrait painting

 online demo...



For portrait painting enthusiasts here's  an easy-to-access, live, self-portrait painting session with Andy James.
If you’re lucky enough to have three hours worth of spare time, you can watch it from the beginning at:

If you want to simply dip in and see bits of it you can do that too. It's direct from his studio and is really helpful - lots of tips, sound advice, a great portrait - and very watchable.

News Archive


April 2020

March 2020

The groundbreaking Life Drawing Live! returns to BBC Four, drawing the UK’s four nations together in the biggest-ever live, life drawing class. 
There has never been a better time to collectively
get those creative juices flowing, as presenter and artist
Josie d’Arby is joined by experts Lachlan Goudie, Diana Ali and Nicky Philipps to share their passion and knowledge
in this inspiring event.

Viewers will be able to watch live and draw along,
as amateur artists at home and in our socially distanced studio, capture a series of life model poses, based on classical works of art. Tuesday 12th May, class starts at 8.00pm and is open to everyone with artistic skills, and those who think they have none, to pick up a pencil and draw!




before the final submission date – Tuesday 19th May​ - of entries to our Club’s ‘Through the window’ online competition and gallery.

There’s still time to create an artwork of the garden, the street outside, a tree or the view over the sea – whatever you feel would make an interesting scene observed from your home.
​1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of Ken Bromley vouchers for art materials.

If you want to remind yourself of the details, just scroll down this NEWS section and find the rules for entry on the original posting. 
All you have to do is send a photo of your artwork to so your work can be judged and posted in our online gallery. Any questions please send an e-mail to the same address.
Enjoy the challenge and we look forward to seeing your artwork on the Club's new website soon.




Because of the Coronavirus lockdown, there's no BP Portrait Award exhibition to visit this year at the National Portrait Gallery. But there is good news.
​The winner of the competition has just been announced and you can see this and all the selected exhibits in the virtual gallery by visiting the following link:

​The winner, Night Talk, painted by self taught artist Jiab Prachakul is (in my view) a welcome and refreshing change from the tortuously hyper-real paintings of previous years and it's a joy to see a work with some emotion, acute observation and painterly quality for a change.
To my eye it reminds me of some of the work by Egon Schiele and also some of the French impressionists but of course to understand and get the full benefit, it needs to be seen in the flesh. Maybe sometime later in the year.
Anyway, do have a look at the online gallery - as close as we'll be able to get for a while yet - and maybe it will inspire us to create our own portraits during this period of confinement to our homes.


One of the strengths and attractions of Budleigh Salterton is its High Street and local businesses.  In this time of crisis, many of the businesses have diversified and changed arrangements to ensure the people of Budleigh and the surrounding area can still get provisions and access to services. 

These businesses need the support of the town to survive.

Budleigh Salterton Town Council, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, has compiled a list of businesses that are continuing to trade and offer services.
This crisis will see many people in Budleigh and the villages struggle financially. 

Budleigh Community Support Fund and Exmouth Food Larder are there to help.  Both organisations would also appreciate donations:

Budleigh Community Support Fund donation page
Exmouth Food Larder food donation points at the Co-op, Spar and Pynes Farm. 

Due to lockdown, this list will be largely circulated electronically through the various networks in the town.  Please feel free to pass the information on to others, or to contact the Council offices if you know of someone who would benefit from a printed copy.
If you are aware of any omissions/changes/errors to the information below, do please contact the Town Council Offices:

Budleigh Salterton Town Council - April 2020
Businesses providing essentials to Budleigh Salterton and the surrounding area
Details correct as at 17 April 2020
Name of Business
Produce available
Contact details
Additional info

High Street Fruit n Veg
Fruit/veg/eggs/jams etc
01395 444164
Call and leave name and telephone number – they will call back.  Card payment over the phone.

Greenway Stores
General groceries and newspapers if added to an order
01395 443371
Delivery Mon to Sat.  Card payment over the phone or roaming card payment.
Sampson’s Butchers and Deli
Meat, poultry, pies, cheese, eggs etc
 01395 442824
Delivery Tues to Sat.

The Tipsy Merchant
Wine, spirits, beers etc
01395 443943
Findlay Wines
Wine, spirits, beers etc
01395 444445
Card payment over the phone.  Delivery to Budleigh and neighbouring villages
Launchpad @ Budleigh Hub
Frozen meals and Eggs
 01395 446896

Pynes Farm
Fruit, veg, meat, poultry, eggs, bread, baked goods, etc
01395 443329
Tues deliveries for those self-isolating/vulnerable groups. 
Also shopping by appointment
Oak Barn
Essential groceries
01395 446484
Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am-2pm

The Feathers
Roast dinner on Sundays
01395 708852
£8 per meal.  Pre order for delivery 2pm to 5pm

The Dog & Donkey
Takeaway shop plus Roast dinner on Sundays
01395 445343

Budleigh Fish Café
Cod (and gluten free) Scampi
Chicken Nuggets
Jumbo sausage
Standard chips
Mushy peas
Curry sauce
01395 442962
Telephone orders between 11am-1pm for delivery between 12pm and 2pm
Or 4.30pm-7pm for delivery between 5pm and 7.30pm
Marcos Italian Restaurant
Takeaways and delivery
01395 442676
The Crusty Cobb
Bread, pasties, eggs, flour and fresh yeast
Open 8am-2pm Mon to Sat

Budleigh Boxes
01395 446896
Can be reached via The Hub

Budleigh Pets and Pawz
Pet food
01395 444223
Open Mon to Sat 10am to 2pm

Stationery etc
01395 443520
Postal service for practicable items
9am to 1pm.
Note through the door or leave a message
Gilbert Stephens Solicitors
Still provide their usual services including:
Conveyancing, Probate services, Family law, Powers of Attorney, Wills, etc.
01395 445581
Saxby & Sinden Accountants
Accountancy services
Can be contacted via email
Exmouth Food Larder
Food and essentials for those struggling financially
07749 322291 or 01395 446896
Delivery to Budleigh

Budleigh Community Support Fund
Financial support
01395 446896

East Budleigh Community Shop
General groceries, inc fresh veg, bread and meat from local suppliers
01395 445550
Telephone orders between 9am and 2pm, for collection or delivery between 2pm and 4pm, Mon to Fri
Card payment details will be taken over the phone
and no cash orders

Otterton Mill
Bread, scones, flour, eggs, etc
01395 568031
Collection only.  No delivery
Orders can be placed 10am to 1pm Tue/Wed/Thurs.
Otterton Village Shop
General groceries
01395 708324
Opening hours vary.
Delivery to Otterton
Woods Village Shop Colaton Raleigh
General groceries
01395 568406
Open each day from 7am to 12pm for phone orders.  Collection or delivery to Colaton Raleigh
JB Foods Colaton Raleigh
Range of essentials including meat, dairy products, bread, eggs
01395 568918
Home delivery box of essentials - £30 plus other products available to add in. Free delivery.

Exmouth The Farm Shop
Fruit and veg
Porky Downs
01395 272376
Home delivery, minimum order now £10, please ring for next day delivery & pay by card over the phone.

Moore’s Pasties
01395 265448
Delivery to Budleigh on Tues and Thurs

Fish on the Quay
Fresh fish
01395 272903
Deliveries daily but check first

Greendale Farm
Farm produce, meat, poultry, fruit veg, fish baked goods etc
01395 232836
Boxes available – fruit/veg/meat/fish etc in different sizes. £4:95 for deliveries under £75.

Daisy Chain Dairy, Whimple
Dairy and farm produce
01404 371475
Bulk Buy Groceries
Fruit boxes, milk, dairy, kitchen groceries, cleaning products wines and beers
01326 331900
Phone Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm.
Delivery Mon to Sat.
No contact delivery.
There is a £50 minimum order with a £6 delivery. Free delivery for orders over £100


Dear Member
​Below is an updated list of Club activities that will no longer be taking place:

22nd April New Members' Coffee Morning - POSTPONED
29th April Club Meeting - CANCELLED
29th April Spring Lunch - POSTPONED
21st May Spring Trip to Broomhill - POSTPONED
25h May One-Day Gala Week Exhibition - CANCELLED
27th May Club Meeting - CANCELLED
27th May Sarah Wimperis Demo and Workshop - CANCELLED​


​Please assume that events from June
onwards have also been cancelled.

We will of course notify you when official guidelines allow the Club to resume its normal timetable.

Please check this website for latest news