Members' Gallery

Here are a few examples of our members' artistic efforts. We hope you will enjoy having the opportunity of a 'private viewing' in the comfort of your own home.

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Let's start with a visit to Canada. This is a view of Maligne Lake near Jasper. Famed for the colour of its water, the surrounding peaks, the three glaciers visible from the lake and Spirit Island, a frequently photographed islet this is a must-visit location on any trip to the Rockies. Painted in watercolour by Derek Howell.

Maligne

A quick trip across the globe to the Italian Amalfi Coast. Again, by Derek in watercolour.

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Terry Price tries various media for his paintings - here's a work in pastels. He's not given me a title - how about "Water, water everywhere"? It's probably the Somerset Levels floods in 2014.

Now a complete change in technique for a subtle collection of spring flowers in watercolour.

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Richard Bowden has chosen a local scene here - Westbury's Holy Trinity church in watercolour.

Richard draws out most of his paintings using ink - usually applied with a matchstick. This produces an interesting effect once the watercolour is applied. Here's a picture to help us look forward to some warm weather - can't come too soon!

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Here are a couple of watercolours by Linda Castree. Both in one of her favourite holiday locations - Pembrokeshire. First up is a view along Whitesands beach near St David's.

Now, a lakeside view inspired by a waterfowl lake near Newport.

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Now, a dramatic view of the London Eye, captured in watercolour by Renée Thornton.

Renée enjoys the impact of night scenes. The mixture of bright colours and deep contrasts make this painting of the quayside of a Greek fishing village really come to life. You can almost hear the hubbub of the waterside cafés.

Waterside

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We're off to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. At a staggering 12,200 feet (3,718 metres), Mount Teide is the highest peak in the whole of Spain and the third tallest volcano in the world. The last eruption was a mere 110 years ago! In the foreground are the well-known 'Roques de Garcia', one of the most popular excursion spots on the island.  Painted in watercolour by Keith Edwards.

Another quick trip to the other side of the globe to the Coromandel peninsular in New Zealand. The famous Cathedral Cove is one of the “must visit” sites in the North Island and it receives around 150,000 visitors per year so it's a lucky break to see it without people. Again, painted in watercolour.

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June Crowe has carefully reproduced these lovely Christmas Roses (hellebores) picked from her garden.

Another work in watercolour from June - a view of Gold Hill in Shaftsbury. Can't help thinking I've see this view before - and not just in the Hovis advert (1973 for those that can remember!).

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Some of the artwork shown in our gallery is for sale - if you are interested in a particular item then get in touch.