Peterborough Art Society

Welcome To Peterborough Art Society

Celebrating 90 Years


Thank you for visiting our site. This year Peterborough Art Society are celebrating their 90th anniversary. We were established by a group of local artist in 1929 lead by W V Garrard who was Art Master at the local Kings School. The society was to promote and encourage local artists to improve and exhibit their work.


We continue that same ethos today, in encouraging all ages and all experiences to join us in our love of art. We are a very diverse and active society and 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 very warm welcome.


See below for information about our upcoming exhibitions. Including one in the middle of March at the Old Imperial Cinema in New England, Peterborough. See below for details.


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.


Great Evening With Phil Biggs


Our members had a very good informative meeting with Phil Biggs on 1st April. He came along to show us how to produce a lovely watercolour landscape with a building as the main subject.


Watercolourists are normally taught to work from light to dark, however, Phil works his dark greens into the background first, behind the building, so that he can leave the building in the light. He used a lot of raw sienna or burnt sienna and ultamarine, which made lovely, varying shades of green.


Phil kindly donated his finished picture to us at the end, to do with as we wish, keep an eye out for when this comes up in the future.

At the end of the demonstration

Phil Biggs Finished Painting

Painting Days Out 2019


We often organise painting days out for members during the year. This year, 2019, we will be going back to some of our members favourite places, such as Thorpe Hall, Elton Village, Ferry Meadows and the City Centre. There are also some other exciting places being investigated. Keep checking back on our programme for details.


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 Thorpe Hall, Longthorpe Peterborough, Summer 2018

Painting en plein air at Nene Valley Steam Railway, Wansford. Late summer 2019

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

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.

Results of our 2018/19 Chairmans Challenge

Subject 'Trees'


There were a lovely amount of very diverse pictures contain a tree or trees. Just about every medium you could think of were there. It was a difficult decision for a lot of people. But eventually all the members present had cast their vote and the results are:


Winner is Sandra Harper with her beautiful Silver Birch, going up into a lovely blue sky and Runner Up was Gitana Bankauskiene with her lovely traditional landscape containing many trees.


Well done to both members, and a big thank you to all who took part. We will be announcing the subject of the challenge for 2019/20 very shortly. Keep and eye out in our newsletters.

Winner - Sandra Harper

Future Exhibitions


Our next main exhibition will be our Annual Exhibition, at St Johns Church, Cathedral Square, Peterborough. Open from 10am to 4pm. Fridays and Sundays 1pm to 4pm. Date 8th to 22nd June 2019


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



Runner Up - Gitana Bankauskiene

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.