The exhibition is up and we’ve already had quite a few people through! Many thanks to everyone for your artwork and huge thanks to the hanging team, without them it would not have happened. Shelley, Ed, Colin, Dave and Karen, also to Kevin and Justine for their input and tea!
This year we are featuring a special display to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1. All members were given a small canvas to paint for the exhibition. They were then available to purchase by the public for £5 each and all proceeds given to the Poppy Appeal
In addition to the poppy display and the regular exhibition a number of members have been creating ‘art books’ this year. Here is sneak preview. They will be on view at our annual exhibition at Kidderminster Library from Saturday 3rd November.
John Instance was our guest artist yesterday evening, 1st November 2018. He treated us to a master class on painting snow, painting a well-known scene of Bewdley which will be available as a Christmas card this year. Thanks John for a very enjoyable evening.
Members spent a fascinating evening in the company of Steve Ridley on Thursday 4th October 2018. Steve gave us a brief insight into the artists of WW1 and their work. Far from the propaganda you would expect of government-funded art, many of the artists of the day used their art to show the horrors of war rather than glorify it. Definitely a subject worth looking at in more depth.
On Thursday evening 5th April, Kidderminster Art Society welcomed local artist Graham Wilson to demonstrate painting cartoon-style illustrations. He was an absolute hoot, he should be on the stage! He not only showed us how he approaches his painting but regaled us with amusing anecdotes and jokes throughout the evening.”
Graham likes working in varying styles and paints landscapes, abstracts and cartoons. He has illustrated several books and has a range of greetings cards.
Wilson said, “I believe anyone can produce an attractive painting, the two things needed are enthusiasm and time, anyone with these will steadily improve.” He can be contacted via his web site https://grahamwilsonart.weebly.com
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.
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!
Kidderminster Art Society for anyone interested in art, at any level of proficiency.