New Term

Please note that the new term will begin on Thursday 12th September 2019.

Lynda Hampson _ Lessons

Maureen wishes to say that she has received the following message from Lynda.

I thought I would let you know, as some of the art group may be interested, that I am giving a series of lessons in the Meeting house Arts Centre, Ilminster.

It is a set of 4 lessons Cost is £50 for the 4 lessons and booking is through the Art Centre. It is on Thursday mornings which I know is not ideal but when the Art Centre could accommodate me between my usual pastel commitments. The dates are the 25th July , 8th August, 22nd August and 29th August. Booking opened on Thursday and already there are only a few places remaining. Further details as to subjects and requirements list will be at the Arts Centre as soon as I have completed them!

Kind regards, Lynda

Upcoming events

This site is being updated and I apologise for any inconvenience caused during this work. John Volrath

23rd of May 2019 Preview of the Annual Art exhibition Free tickets for the preview are available from Duncan Rigby or Jan Stanton. Refreshments will be available on this evening.

The exhibition is open to the public from Friday 24th until Monday 27th  open daily from 10am until 4.30pm   Sold pictures must be collected after 4pm until 5pm on the 27th.

Forthcoming Events

Annual Bristol trip

It has been agreed by the majority of the membership (by raised hands) that due to the poor standard of last year’s exhibition at the Royal West of England Bristol art exhibition  we shall not bother to arrange a visit this term. However Duncan would welcome suggestions from members as to alternative  worthwhile visits.

11th April 2019

Linda Hampson – Botanical Art Tutor – Demonstration

Examples of my work, botanical and natural history, can be found in many private collections around the world. I also have botanical work hanging in the Visitors Centre of the Durban Botanic Gardens.

I relocated to England in 2011, joined SWSBA and by 2013, was elected to full membership of the  Society of Botanical Artists. Received the Derwent award for outstanding work in the coloured pencil medium.’Although botanical work is covered, I also tutor all aspects of natural history illustration – birds and animals. The versatility of the coloured pencil medium is comprehensively covered and it’s inclusion into mixed media artworks is explored.

I give regular lessons in Sidmouth on Fridays as well as monthly lessons in Lyme Regis and through The Old Kennels , Dunkeswell.

Further details and information is on my website –


MAY 23rd 2019 Annual art exhibition  Preview evening  7pm

The exhibition is open to the public From Friday 24th until the 27th May from 10am until 4.30 pm. Sold framed pictures must be collected from Blake hall between 4pm to 5pm on Monday 27th.

Free tickets for the Preview evening are available from Duncan Rigby or Jan Stanton. Finger food and wine will be available for guests.






Admin personnel

Group leader Duncan Rigby. telephone 01460 52311. email

Assistant group leader – Sue Budden telephone 01460 241389

Secretary  Jan Stanton. telephone 01460 241077  email

Treasurer Derek Schroder telephone 01460 249282 email

Membership Secretary Christopher Carter telephone 01935 864343 email

Website editor John Volrath telephone 01935 428671 email