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Peterborough Art Society

Archived Stories and News

Inspiring Demonstration by Mo Teeuw


A demonstration by Mo Teeuw on Monday 14th May was very inspiring, not just for how quickly Mo worked, but also the hints and tips she gave us about 'how' she works.


Mo mosty uses brushes from Rosemary & Co. A lot cheaper that the top ranges, very good quality and long lasting. She also told us that she often uses acyrlic paint mixed in with her oils to help them dry quickly. She can produce a fair number of paintings when on her painting holidays, and they are dry the next day, to be able to bring home in her case.


Mo runs residential course at home in Suffolk and also has just recently released a book on paintings clouds and skies in oils.


See Mo's finished picture below. Also to see Mo's gallery and her book, see her website See some pictures from this demonstration in our events gallery.

Inspiring Demonstration By Jerome Hunt


On Monday 16th April 2018 we welcomed local professional artist, Jerome Hunt to our meeting. Jerome gave us a good insight into his background and showed us some wonderful pieces of his work.


He had a lovely still life display set up with a black background, which included a tulip in a glass vase, a lovely red apple and a silver jug. This was to show us how to paint glass, water and reflections.


Jerome told us about a ground he uses to prep his painting board, and also told us that you can use something like the green Swafega to be able to clean brushes, rather than use expensive brush cleaners.

Jerome advocates not using pure white in highlights, but adds a tiny amount of the object colour to tone down the white. See his finished picture below.

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.

Fruit Challenge Results - February 2018


Monday 5th February 2018 saw our members come together for our 'Critique' evening, where we also held our 'Fruit Challenge' competition. The objective being to create a picture containing something to do with fruit, being either a still life, fruit trees, or a landscape including a fruit theme.


We had a total of 26 entries, which was wonderful The lovely display can be seen below.


The winning entry was from one of our new members, Simon Anthony for his bowl of fruit. To paint glass is a great skill, and the way he captured such a soft effect was beautiful. The runner up was a new member from last year, Linda Willey, with her image of a blackberry bundle. The way Linda captured the light on the berries in this painting was wonderful.


See some pictures from this evening in our events gallery

Photos with drop shadows 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





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.