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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Here's one of the most recognisable mountains in the world - the World Heritage Site of Table Mountain rising over 1,000m above Cape Town which can be seen from 150 km out to sea.  Painted in watercolour by Derek Howell.

A quick leap back to Europe and another watercolour featuring a view of the magical Italian coastline at Amalfi.

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Terry Price enjoys painting people and horses. Here he achieves both with a watercolour of a Lippizaner stallion being put through its paces - probably at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

Lippizaner

Here's a mandolin playing lady, again in watercolour by Terry.

Mandolin

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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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A carefully drawn pastel painting by Pat Macmillan.

Another work in pastel - no prizes for guessing the subject. Obviously Pat came 'hot foot' to the studio!

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Richard Bowden has been on holiday - and here's his postcard from St Agnes on the Isles of Scilly. Painted in watercolour and it survived the journey back to Bristol!

And now a snow scene by Richard - this one a Snowy Swiss Village.

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Off to Canada now, and this is where Matt Baker presented the BBC programme "Wild Alaska Live". The Mendenall Glacier above Juneau peeked out from behind Matt but what you couldn't see on TV was the beautiful Nugget Falls pouring down the mountainside with its spray extending out over the lake. Painted in watercolour by Keith Edwards.

If you've got the time, have a look at the BBC website to see the timelapse sequence of this mighty glacier shrinking over the past eight years - and they say there's no such thing as global warming!!

Juneau

Now, here we are in sunny Italy, the wonderful Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como. Again, painted in watercolour.

Como

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June Crowe has taken inspiration from a book entitled 'Watercolour Tips and techniques' for this painting of Tenby Harbour.

Another work from June - watercolour again, the iconic Gold Hill in Shaftesbury - this time with no Hovis delivery man.

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Here are a couple of watercolours by Linda Castree. First a view of the centre of St Davids in Pembrokeshire.

St Davids

and now, a Christmas card design, we have the 3 Kings.

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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.