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.

Wonderful Demonstration By Prue Pye


On Monday 5th March we welcomed local professional artist, Prue Pye to our meeting. She initially showed us a couple of ways she starts her paintings, using a very loose method of sketching a model, then adding some tones very quickly. She would then work on building up the image until she is happy.


Prue apparently never paints faces or hands. She likes to suggest images for the viewer to add in their own mind.


She then went onto a picture she had started before her arrival, with various tones of blue in acylic. She then started to add various tones of yellow in oil, leaving slight traces of the blue showing through. Prue then uses the end of a brush or knife, to scrape out the shape of her model. In between adding more paint to give tones and shapes.


See her finished picture below. See some pictures from this in our events gallery.

Take a look at our members gallery, which shows the diverse range of medium and subjects we encounter. You can learn more about each member too.



Our next exhibition will be our Annual, at St Johns Church, Cathedral Square, Peterborough. Open from 10am to 4pm. Date 5th to 16th June.


This is always very well attended and lots of pictures are always sold.


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 enquiries@peterboroughartsociety.org.uk to let us know and we can forward you a form.


We currently have a small exhibition of a selection of members work, on various walls in the foyer and restaurant of the Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough. Please do go and take a look. Especially if you are going along to book seats or to visit the restaurant before a show.


Looking forward to our April Demonstration with Jerome Hunt


On 16th April we are looking forward to our demonstration by professional artist, Jerome Hunt. He will be showing us how to represent glass and reflecting surfaces, and discuss the challenges and problems they can give us.


See his website www.jeromehunt.com to view his work.


For details of where and when we meet for this and all future eveings, please take a look at our programmes page.

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 amongst a couple of others.


We will be once again organising such days during 2018, and are looking for ideas from members as to where else they would like to go to. Even asking if any member wishes to organise a day out.


We intend to go back to Thorpe Hall and Nene Valley Railways, as they were extremely enjoyable and have already been requested by some members. But where else would inspire you?


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.


Painting en plein air at Nene Valley Steam Railway, Wansford.

All photos with drop shadows on this site are courtesy of Rob Paskin

Get in touch

Please email or mail us at the follosing address:


Peterborough Art Society

c/o 57 Five Arches

Orton Wistow




email: enquiries@peterboroughartsociety.org.uk

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.