Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Temple newsam Pictures As Requested - from Rob

What a good day!

Season of mists and aim4artfulness

And again

A sideways look at Grayson Perry in one of his more adult costumes

Dining in splendour

Last of the autumn colour?

A nice little place in the country

Branching out

An impression of the journey home

Grayson Perry and tony brummel smith

Fab day out with the group .Grayson Perry tapestries at temple newsam
And a visit to artists home to see tony brummel smiths gorgeous pastel paintings.
Has anybody any photos? Think the creative juices will be flowing next week!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

New Work For November

Taking photos of people's work reminded me of what a varied group we are. Here are some examples:

Castle - Karol 

Nakedness - Karol  

Figure in felt - Kate

Whitby - Les

Ruins - Lynne

Peace On The Somme - Rob

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


I'm sure all of us will be greatly saddened at the passing of Eve Hudson. We all admired the spirit with which she fought cancer, and the level of motivation that kept her painting at a rate some of us couldn't match even when fit and well.

Eve tackled a wide range of subjects with energy, flair and determination. I expect everyone will have paintings by Eve they particularly remember. In my case it's the wild seascapes which earned her a distinction at CCAD, her majestic pictures of Malham Cove and her dramatic portrayals of Darlington Station, one of which featured in our Spirit of Place Exhibition. Hopefully, the examples below will speak for themselves.



Malham Cove

Darlington Station

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

I. Scott Massie Workshop

Here are some pictures from Scott's enjoyable session on drawing and painting architecture:

Gill Place - Durham water colour

Gill Place - Durham sketches

Gill  Place - Whitby

Julia Cutter - Durham water colour

Julia Cutter - Whitby sketch

Julia Cutter - Durham water colour (mk2)

Lynne Herkmen - Durham water colour

Lynne Herkmen - Whitby sketch 

Neil Hamilton - Whitby drawing

Norma L Clark - Durham water colour

Pauline Warrington - Durham water colour

Rob Blenkarn - Durham water colour

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Four That Got Away

The problem with our Flight Exhibition was that we only had space to hang one each. Consequently, there is quite a lot of quality work that has yet to be shown. Here are some examples (posted by Rob):





Monday, 14 July 2014

Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay

Another good day at Runswick Bay - anyone else have any photos?

Thanks again to Kate!


Celebration Evening 2

Rather belated thanks for the plate I was awarded from Rob

Also here are Brian Harrison's photos of the event. Thanks Brian

Sunday, 15 June 2014

2014 Celebration Evening

Our 5th Anniversary Celebration on Friday 13th June was a great success, despite the inauspicious date. The new venue proved highly suitable allowing us to display our collages in one room, while using the other for other recent work. As hoped '7 Deadly Sins' collection proved greater than the sum of its parts. Thanks to everyone for their support both in preparing the venue and providing food and and drink.Thanks also from Rob who came with a load of meatballs and went home with a silver plate to put them on. Much appreciated!

Here are some pictures, but please upload more if you have them: