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1 Feb 2018 – Demo by Lee Vincent

Theme of the month – Fantasy

KAS was pleased to host Lee Vincent on 1 Feb 2018.  Lee is based in Stourport, Worcestershire and regularly exhibits throughout the West Midlands. His artistic career began as a portrait artist outside London’s National Portrait Gallery. Inspired by a holiday in Tuscany, he developed his style and now specialises in fantasy art. Follow the links to see some of his work.


18 Jan 2018 – Talk

Calling all members! We are kicking off 2018 with a talk by our own Kay Wood about her experience as an art student with the Open University. Usual place at Trimpley Village Hall at 7.15pm. Come along and support Kay and find out a little bit about what we are getting up to this year!

4 November 2017 – Annual Exhibition

The Annual Exhibition got off to a fantastic start on 4 November. We had not even finished hanging the paintings and one was sold!

27 members’ works are on show with 50 pieces in total. It’s a eclectic collection of media and styles, well worth a visit! The exhibition will be at the library until Saturday 2nd December so do try to visit.

2 Nov 2017 – Demo by John Hopkins

Artist John Hopkins returned to KAS to do a demonstration for us. He makes it look so easy! A speedy sketch of Lynmouth Habour in under 10 mins then a masterclass in watercolour painting ensued. Huge thank you John, we had a fab evening and learned some great tips, including a lovely sky, water and reflections and getting the buildings to reflect the sunshine.

To cap the evening off, John donated the picture to the society.


26 Oct – Appraisal eve with Paul Hatton

On Thursday 26 October KAS enjoyed a relaxed and informative evening with Paul Hatton. The theme of the month was night skies and members brought in a wide variety of art on the subject. It was fascinating to see the different approaches and ideas on the subject. Paul did a great job of appraising the work.

Paul with one of his own paintings.

5 Oct 17, Demo by DJ

On Thursday evening 5th October 2017, our guest artist known as DJ came along to demonstrate painting night skies in oils. What a great demo it was too! Oil painting is often thought of as being a very slow process, but instead of linseed oil he used ‘Zest-it’, a kinder medium which is unlikely to cause any adverse reaction, especially  asthmatics, and has the advantage of quick drying time.

DJ set about painting the night sky with an aurora, stars, snowy mountains and trees, quite an accomplishment in two hours! Many members commented afterwards that the demo has inspired them to revisit oil painting.

Thank you DJ for a lovely evening, we all hope you will come again soon!


Annual Exhibition planned for Nov 2017

The Kidderminster Art Society’s Annual exhibition will be held during November at Kidderminster Library.

The exhibition will open 4th November and contine throughout the month until take-down day on 2nd December.

A variety of styles  will be on show to reflect some of the work the members undertook during the year.

Come along and see what the society has been doing.

If you are a member you can download the Application form for the exhibition here. Please note that entry is only open to fully paid-up members.

Want to join? Download a membership form here and follow the instructions

7 September 2017 – Chinese Painting Demo

On Thursday 7th September Kidderminster Art Society are looking forward to a Chinese style painting demonstration by Gloria Loney. Gloria likes to paint in watercolours and acrylics and her work is executed in loose, flowing strokes in beautiful colours.

So come along on Thursday and learn how its done.  Non-members welcome to come along to Trimpley Village hall, DY12 1NZ.  £5 on the door.  Refreshments available.

We will be following up the Chinese Style demo with an evening having a go ourselves a week later on Thursday 14th. You can see more of Gloria’s work on Facebook here