WRITTLE ART GROUP AUTUMN EXHIBITION
The Writtle Art Group staged its latest Autumn Art Show in the Village Hall on 4th/5th November. Again, the paintings were of a very high standard resulting in many positive comments. Even with mixed weather conditions, visitor numbers were up, with 290 attending.
Overall, 264 pictures were exhibited by 38 local artists. Total sales of paintings and gift cards amounted to £1,400 with another £600 raised from entrance fees and refreshments.
At each Autumn show, visitors are asked to vote for their favourite painting by artists from the main membership group. The winner receives the Lesley Bass trophy to hold for a year – a ritual which dates back nearly 50 years to 1976. It is all a bit of fun, but can become a little competitive, with voting often very tight! This year, the successful recipient was John Robinson with his watercolour ‘Sailing Ship under Tower Bridge’.
The Group’s next exhibition is scheduled for April 20th/21st 2024.
Hash Akib was our first quest artist for the Autumn sessions. Hash, in his entertaining and information style, was greatly appreciated and managed to complete two paintings using acrylic paints - a portrait and a landscape. We thank Hash and look forward to his next visit.