Peterborough Art Society
Thank you for visiting our site. We welcome all newcomers to our Society, whether you just have an interest in art, or you are an amateur or professional artist, you will be given a warm welcome.
Why not come along to one of our regular monthly evenings as a visitor. You can enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with like minded people. Check out our programme schedule which shows details of our upcoming monthly meetings/demonstrations and other events. Also take a look at the details about joining us.
Our next exhibition will be our Autumn Exhibition, at St Johns Church, Cathedral Square, Peterborough. Open from 10am to 4pm. Date 2nd to 6th October 2018
This is always very well attended and usually well over 100 paintings will be on display and for sale
This exhibition is open to all of our society members. If you would like to exhibit with us, but are not yet a member, then please get in touch with us on email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and we can forward you a form.
Painting Days Out
We often organise painting days out for members during the year. 2017 saw us going to many venues, such as Elton Hall, Thorpe Hall, Nene Valley Railway Station, Peterborugh Catherdral Square and a couple of other venues.
Our next painting day out is on Thursday 20th September at Nene Valley Railway, members only allowed, to be covered by insurance.
If you are interested in joining us there, but are not a member, then why not join Peterborough Art Society. You can contact us using our contact form, requesting a member application or you could come along to one of our meetings at St Marks Church Hall and join then. Please see our programme for details of when.
Looking forward to our October Meeting - Portraiture
On1sr October 2018 we are looking forward to our evening with enhancing our skills, or trying our hand at, portraiture.
Our long standing member, Alan Landsburgh will be hosting the evening for us. For the first 45 minutes we will have a talk and brief demonstration from Alan, then after the refreshments break, we will be having a go ourselves.
Alan has shown members how to draw or paint a face before, giving good details and information about how a face is structured. Something many of us can get wrong.
Hopefully many of our members will be there to give this a go. If you are interested in joing us for this evening, but are not a member, then you can join us as a visitor, paying £4 for the evening.
Everyone needs to bring their own materials.
For details of where and when we meet for this and all future evenings, please take a look at our programmes page.
Wonderful Demonstration by Peter Barker
A demonstration of a winter landscape in pastels by Peter Barker on Monday 3rd September was very interesting and informative. Many members took notes to enable them to work better with their own pastels.
Peter prefers to use Clare Fontaine paper and Sennhelier pastels. If he needs to remove pastel from a particular area, to enable him to add more, then he uses a hog brush to remove.
Peter also promoted the use of 'art glass' when having pictures framed. Not only is it non reflective (but not like vaseline like some non reflective is) but it allows colours to be shown as they are and not a greenish blue like normal non reflective does.
Examples of his work can be found at his gallery in Uppingham or http://www.peterbarkerfineart.co.uk/
See Peter's finished picture below.
What a Fantastic 2018 Annual Exhibition
We have just packed away our annual exhibition until next year (although we have one coming up in the Autumn), and what an exhibition it has been. The society sold 21 paintings, 4 from the browsers and 17 from the boards. We also sold over £200 of members cards. This was helped by our exhibition co-inciding with the Annual Peterboough Heritage Festival. We will ensure that it co-incides with this same festival next year.
This exhibition also saw a record number of public votes for their favourite painting. The winner was Stephen Kulczak's wonderful picture of crows painted in oils on board 'City Flyers'. Second place was Simon Anthony's 'The Shambles, York'. Joint Third place was Stephen Kulczak's 'Two for Joy' (two magpies) and Phil Hemsley's 'Winter Sun (Ferry Meadows). Photos of these are below.. .
Annual Exhibit June 2018
Stephen Kulczak with his winning picture of a crow 'City flyers' and joint 3rd place two magpies '2 for Joy'
Simon Anthony with his 2nd place picture of 'York Shambles'
Painting en plein air at Nene Valley Steam Railway, Wansford.
All photos with drop shadows on this site are courtesy of Rob Paskin
Come and join us
We meet at St Marks Church Hall, 82 Lincoln Road, Peterborouogh, PE1 2SN
Members £2 Visitors £4 Free refreshments
1st Monday of the month 7.30pm unti 9.30pm (2nd Monday if the 1st one is a bank holiday). See our events schedule for further details.