What a way to start!
A record number of paintings sold and much footfall throughout the first day of the exhibition
After our prize winners from
the previous evening kicked off
the show with some beautiful work, comments received from visitors have been very positive about the standard of exhibits this year.
Several enquired about joining the Club, having seen the work on show and were interested to try their skills in the various workshops and location painting days that we are now introducing.
The raffle is proving popular with the two main prizes – an original landscape painting by Wendy Markham to be won as well as an oil portrait to be painted by John Washington of a chosen sitter.
The first live demonstration started with Ralph Bingham producing a seascape in water-based oils which generated much interest and conversation with visitors.
There'll be more live painting at the exhibition throughout the week in watercolours, acrylics, oils and mixed media on a variety of subjects including landscapes, coastal scenes and portraits. Do come and watch - and of course support our members.
More features as Exhibition Week progresses. Watch this space.