Archive for 2020
At the 2020 AGM last week, the Wapping Group elected three new members – we are proud to welcome them on board. They send the following short biographical notes together with photos which they will probably come to regret! Very best wishes to all three, and we look forward to many years of painting together.
I studied at Watford College, then worked in the printing industry for a number of years, painting and sketching in any spare time available. After the industry moved into the computer age (which left me cold), I left ‘the print’ and have painted full time since. I work mainly in oil and watercolour, and enjoy all subjects, marine, landscape, architecture, still life, and even the odd portrait. I’ve exhibited with the RSMA and the RI.
Robbie trained as a Dental Surgeon at Guy’s Hospital and has been painting all his life. Since retirement in 2008 he has studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and now concentrates on painting both plein air and portraiture. He has frequently exhibited with the ROI and the RSMA.
An architect who has painted all his life, in particular watercolours where he finds the spontaneity of the medium well suited for painting outdoors. He lives in close proximity to the Thames at Kew, enjoys painting the river, and has won local and national awards for his work.
The Group’s 2020 painting programme started as usual on 22nd April. But in these days of the coronavirus we’re not setting up any easels on the riverside – instead, we’re working in the studio to make our paintings of each week’s location. You can follow us every week on Facebook or Instagram, beginning this week with a virtual visit – in the sunshine, of course – to Putney.
Evenings training, Putney by Roger Dellar
The annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries is now closed, but you can still enjoy the whole show online and arrange to buy from here – see the link on this page. A first for the Wapping Group!
If you can’t get along to the exhibition, you can now see the all the paintings in the 2020 show on our website and arrange to buy from there. And if you plan to visit in person, don’t forget that this year the show includes an extra day, Sunday 15th March (until 4pm).
‘The Wapping Challenge 2020’ Art Evening Event
Join us for an Open Evening on Thursday 12th March between 6 to 8pm. We’ve called it the ‘Wapping Challenge’. Though this will take place indoors, it’s actually the same thing we do all the time outdoors: some artists taking on the same subject in their own styles and using different media. And just like when we work outdoors, we’re doing it live, real-time, in front of spectators and passers-by, and it can all go horribly wrong! The brave up-front artists this time will be John Killens (Watercolour/Pastel), John Walsom (oils), and Derek Daniels (Acrylic).
If you can’t usually get here during the day, this evening event is also an ideal opportunity to see the rest of the annual exhibition at the Gallery.
Please click on the link below to see a selection of paintings from our 2020 Annual Exhibition!