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2017 Exhibition

The 2017 Exhibition


Photo from our 2017 exhibition

Our 2017 exhibition saw all seasons hit Ferring - from blazing sunshine to heavy rain and golf-ball sized hailstones! Thankfully the sun shone on our Reception evening and we welcomed many friends, old and new to view and enjoy our artwork.


Photo from our 2017 exhibition

We were also delighted to welcome professional artist, Catherine Barnes, to choose her personal "best in show". Before doing so, she reminded us of the American artist William Morris Hunt and his encouragement for artists to be brave in what they produced... to create what really meant something to them and not to be distracted or worried by what others might think.


Photo from our 2017 exhibition

Following her inspiring introduction, Catherine took time to talk us through each of her chosen works, helping us all to understand her rationale, often with that underpinning thought that the artist had "done their own thing" and showed bravery in their brushstrokes, choice of colours/subject or whatever.


Photo from our 2017 exhibition

As most outstanding painting and winner of the Isobel Groves Rose Bowl, Catherine chose "Sunset" by Margaret Cairns - a brave piece indeed with its bold use of contrasting colours, turning what could have been a quite ordinary landscape into something quite special.


Photo from our 2017 exhibition

Well done Margaret; a well-deserved Rose Bowl winner - and our thanks to Catherine not only for choosing these paintings but also for her inspirational talk which will drive us all forwards in the coming months. Those "commended" alongside Margaret's painting were:

Caryl Smith - Five Daisies
David Stickells - Cantabrian Autumn
Barbara Watson - Tulips
Anne Wilson - Dungeness Garden
Janet Wright - I miss you, George


Photo from our 2017 exhibition

We were also delighted that well-known local watercolourist, Brien Howard donated several paintings for us to use as our raffle prizes in aid of St. Barnabas Hospice. The lucky winner of the first prize was Kay Washer, proudly displaying her new painting. And thank you everyone who donated to this excellent and worthwhile charity.



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Barn Surgery Paintings

Every three months or so, club members exhibit some of their work in our local doctor's surgery. So, if you have to wait for your appointment, there is always more to capture your attention than NHS information on the potential diseases out there! Feedback from patients and staff is good and - of course - all the paintings are for sale.

Ray Skingley


Monastery at San Gimignano
23 at St. Paul's

Judy Gordon


The Reflective Avocet

Anne Wilson


Journey
Sea Eagle

Please ask at reception if you are interested in buying any of these paintings!

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