2019 TAS Sketching Days

Thursday 6 June – 2pm by the church in Witheridge EX16 8AF

Witheridge is 10 miles from Tiverton on the B3137. The church of St John the Baptist originates from 1450. We are also invited into the grounds of The Old Rectory for sketching.
 
Wednesday 19 June – 2pm Higher Burnhaies, Butterleigh EX15 1PG

We are invited to sketch in the garden of the home of our members Richard & Virginia who have been creating their glorious country garden on a 2.5 acre site since 1997. 
Directions: From Butterleigh village start to follow signs to Silverton. 100 yards after the entrance to Pound Farm (EX15 1PH) fork left. Car parking 150 yards on the left. 
 
Tuesday 16 July – 2pm meet by the church in Witheridge to car share to Plaz Metaxu (Coombe House)
 
We have obtained permission to visit for a second time this rarely open extraordinary garden created by Alasdair Forbes,. It is an architectural delight and has been described as one of the most original gardens created in modern day Britain. Set in 32 acres it has it all –  woodland, flowerbeds, a lake, a walled garden, a courtyard as well as unconventional sculptures and stone features dedicated to characters from Greek mythology. 
 
Wednesday 28 August – 2pm meet at the archway entrance to Holcombe Court, Holcombe Rogus TA21 0PA
 
The owner of this Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house has again agreed for us to visit and sketch in his 7 acre garden. The house was built in approx 1540 by Sir Roger Bluett. It has herbaceous borders, a walled garden and pond with duck house. It is located to the west of the village church. Parking is in the road outside the property.
 
We look forward to seeing you at all or some of these events.
 
Horse pencil sketch
Horse pencil sketch

LYMPSTONE ART EXHIBITION – SUNDAY 26TH MAY SUNDAY 2nd JUNE

The Annual Lympstone Art Exhibition will be held as usual during the May half term week. We will have a wide range of paintings,  as well as sculpture, ceramics and other 3D art on show .  Open from 11pm to 5pm in Lympstone Village Hall,  School Hill , Lympstone EX8 5BE. On the final day,  Sunday 2nd June , the Exhibition it will close at 2pm.

We have a secret auction for a wonderful watercolour of the  Estuary by the well know  artist James Tatum SWAc, who was nominated as Best Landscape Artist of the year by Devon Life .  Our raffle prize is a pen and ink drawing of Lympstone from the estuary by Neville Tarbath an accomplished  local artist and  draughtsman. 

During the Exhibition there will be a competition for children, (age 12 and under)  to produce a drawing on a postcard which can be collected  and produced at the Exhibition or taken home to complete.  The childrens’  work will be displayed on Saturday 1st June and the winner announced at 3pm. Prizes of vouchers for art materials will be given to the winner and the 2 next best.

Put the dates in your diary and  enjoy a visit – an opportunity to buy original art work at very reasonable prices. Entry £1, free for children under 12. Tea coffee and home made cakes available every day.

1st Sketching day for 2019 annouced.

We are kicking off our summer sketching schedule with an event on Thursday 9 May. Meet at 2pm at the entrance to Magnolia House, 17 St Peter’s Street, Tiverton EX16 6NU. We are invited to sketch/paint in this gardener’s garden on 3 levels with views over the river Exe. There is loads of interest for sketchers in this lovely garden along with exotic plants in a spacious conservatory. 
 
Pay-and-display parking nearby in Market Place or close to St Peter’s church.
 
Gillian will be offering tea and cake afterwards at around 4pm at 20 St Peter’s Street.
 
Other sketching dates will be advertised in due course.
 
We look forward to seeing you on 9 May.
 
Horse pencil sketch
Horse pencil sketch

TAS 2019 Spring Exhibition

The Tiverton Art Society Spring Exhibition was held at The Castle Primary School, Tiverton from April 11 to April 18.

Early indications are that is was one of our more successful exhibitions for some years. So maybe only having one exhibition over a shorter period created an environment for buyers to be more urgent in their purchases.

As with previous exhibitions, the quality, styles, media and variety was simply amazing. As a Society we are very blessed to have so many talented artists as members. 

We encourage all members to exhibit no matter where they are in their art journey. Being able to show your work in an exhibition helps to build an artists confidence, not matter what level they are currently at. All the better if you receive an award or sell an art work.

As a Society, we hope to build and learn from each exhibition, so that we make the next one even better.

Below is a the art works that received an award or certificate of merit. (Judging is done by professional artists who are not members of the Society).

Sad loss for the Society

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Pam Pebworth. Pam was a key part of the Society in its early days and is remembered with fondness.

Her funeral will be held on 1st April at 1.20pm at Torquay crematorium.

Our condolences to Pam’s family.

SAA Soft Pastel Review by Heather Strong

Intro by Stuart

I think we can all agree that Heather is an exceptional pastel artist, so her views on pastels can be considered to be very useful.

SAA Pastel review

I recently bought some SAA soft pastels in their sale, I normally use Unison ones but thought I’d give them a try. They were about a third of the price of Unisons and are harder and longer, I’ve actually found them very pleasant to use and easier to get fine lines. – Heather Strong

Tiverton Art Society - SAA Soft Pastels
SAA Soft Pastels

Gold Illumination Workshop

 

Gold Illumination Workshop
~ Medieval Castles ~
From the mighty fortress of Beaumaris to the fairy-tale Chateaux of The Duc de Berry, medieval castles have stood out as some of the most iconic buildings in the landscape of history. Create a fine image of a medieval castle and gild your work with 22-carat block gold.
 

The Boniface Centre Church Lane 
Crediton EX17 2AH
Friday November 30th
 
Arrive 10.00 for coffee. Workshop 10.30 ~ 4.30
Cost £37 including expert tuition, specialist materials & a delicious two-course lunch from Hilary Clemoes
 
Booking essential  01392 438273
Text 07905 006188
e-mail richardson.dawes@btopenworld.com
Cheques for £37, payable to
Judith Richardson-Dawes to 30 Chute Street,
Newtown, EXETER, EX1 2BX. 

Tiverton Art Society Autumn Art Sale – 20th October

Tiverton Art Society will be holding an Autumn Art Sale in the Oak Rooms in Tiverton on the 20th October 2018. 

Opening times will be from 10pm till 3pm, lots of art work, prints and cards to buy. The location also includes a tea/coffee shop.

Great time to start thinking of gifts etc.

TAS - Autumn Art Sale

TAS first monthly Art Challenge

Well last nights meeting was the Societies first ever monthly Art Challenge. Was a little worried how many entires we would get, but I need not have worried. 

We had 15 entries in total, and the standard was incredibly high, but thats not surprising with the talent we have in the Society.

All members who attended the meeting were eligible to vote (one vote per member), and it was actually quite close for the two most popular paintings.

However, there can only be one winner, did have a slight panic wondering what to do if we get a tie, but I think we can ask the guest artist to select a winner in that case.

The winner was this lovely painting by Shirley Walton, well done Shirley: