Watercolour Break in Bournemouth- 5 days holiday with Marilyn Allis and fellow artists

Watercolour break, 5 days holiday with 3 artists, Joe Dowden, Trevor Osborne & Marilyn Allis

Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth. 2nd -6th March 2020. A days workshop with each artist plus demonstrations. Breakfast & evening meals are included. Plus morning & afternoon tea. March 2020 - £579. if booked before the end of October 2019. £649 thereafter

see http://www.marilynallis.com/index.php/welcome/2019-trio-painting-holiday-in-bournemouth/

CAC Club Meeting Tuesday 10th September- New Guest Speaker

Please note that unfortunately Andrew Lansley has had to cancel his session Home and Away- Antarctica Residency scheduled for Tuesday 10th September. However, we have arranged for him to come back in 2020.

We welcome Jonathan Camp, a local art historian, as our guest speaker for the evening. Please see the Programme page for details.

Exhibition of Art Work by Margaret Riordan

Margaret Riordan, local artist from Lympsham, has a small exhibition of her artwork in the Arts Lounge Café at the Princess Theatre, Burnham-on-Sea from 22 July - 17 August 2019.  Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00 – 3.00.  Delicious food and cakes, free parking and free wi-fi. 

Venue Contact: 01278 784464

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CAC Members- En Plein Air Sketching Day, 18th August

Calling Clevedon Art Club ‘plein air’ sketchers.

James Foulds has very kindly invited us to sketch in his lovely garden on Sunday August 18th, from 10.30am till 1ish. There are some lovely little nooks and crannies to draw, plus some shelter if it is raining. There are some pretty flowers too if you use coloured pencils!

There is parking for a few cars in the drive, but if any of you come through Tickenham we can travel together in my car from there. However, there is usually space to park on roads nearby.

Please can you let me know if you wish to come along, so I have an idea of numbers attending and to give you directions. My number is 07785773476.

Bring your sketchbook, a stool and a flask of coffee.

Linda Hunt

CAC Club Members- Urban Sketching Morning, Sunday 28th July

Urban Sketching Morning Sunday 28th July.

Please come and join us if you are interested in sketching on location in and around Clevedon. You only need bring your preferred sketching materials, a stool to sit on, and food and drink to sustain your creative juices!

Meet upstairs in the Teatro Café (next to The Curzon Cinema) at 10.00 for ‘coffee and a briefing’.

Interested members please contact me - Bob Hassocs by email after Tuesday July 16th.

Look forward to seeing you all.


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Exhibition- Peter Barnfield, A Railway Retrospective

Ginny and Ian Barnfield and I would like to invite you to the launch of the exhibition of Peter Barnfield's artwork at the Gauge Museum, Bishops Lydeard railway station on Saturday 13 July at 2.00pm.   

Over 60 original artworks will be on display, with a number for sale, as well as models, books and greetings cards.  You are welcome to bring your partner.  The exhibition is hosted by the West Somerset Steam Railway Trust.  Peter's books will be on sale in the station shop, which also includes a popular cafe.  Light refreshments will be provided in the museum.  Further details of the exhibition, which will run until 28 July, are attached.

 The best way to reach the museum is by steam train from Minehead (dep 12.30) or Williton (dep 13.17).  Bus number 28 from Taunton drops you at the station entrance and runs every half hour leaving Taunton bus station at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour, and Taunton railway station 12 minutes later.  For those arriving by car the postcode is TA4 3RU.  Follow the brown signs via the A358.

 RSVP.  Please reply to Ginny Barnfield at whimshire@btinternet.com.   

 We look forward to seeing you there.


Glyn Macey- 2019 Programme of Workshops in Cornwall

Glyn Macey's- Tales from the Studio

Hello! Just a quick heads-up to let you know that due to a major new project taking up the whole of next year, the current 2019 dates for my live workshops will be the last for me here in West Cornwall for the forseeable future (possibly ever). 

But if you fancy getting creative with me there are just a few places still available on some dates...  

 Join me in West Cornwall here...


Art Holidays in Portugal

We have been contacted by a small group of expat artists living in the Lisbon region of Portugal and who have set up a facility for groups of artists to come over and join them for an artistic break in the sunshine. In the past year, they have worked with artists from the UK, to provide them with everything they need for art courses and field trips.

If interested, or to request a brochure, please contact:

Chris Radcliffe


T +44 (0)203 289 1996

FOR SALE- Portable Easel

We have been donated a portable easel in ‘as new’ condition. The easel comes complete with storage tray and palette and could be used in the studio. Proceeds from the sale will be given to our chosen charity- BRACE.

Please contact mail@clevedonartclub.co.uk for further information.


Clevedon Art Club- Events Programme 2019

Clevedon Art Club announced an exciting and varied programme of events for the New Year. The programme includes Club Meetings with demonstrations, talks and social events; Workshops; Life Drawing Classes and Exhibitions. Further details may be found on the website, or by contacting mail@clevedonartclub.co.uk

Image courtesy of Pete Brown. Speaker at our Club Meeting on April 9th

Image courtesy of Pete Brown. Speaker at our Club Meeting on April 9th

Neil Murison 1930 - 2018

The local Art world is mourning the passing of Neil Murison RWA, one of our best loved and influential artists. Despite not living in the area, Neil has been the President of Clevedon Art Club for over 30 years. He loved his association with the club and his charming presence at so many club events will be so sorely missed by it's members. 

Born in 1930, Neil was a student at the West of England College of Art, before teaching at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital and the Blue Coat School in Bristol. He later became a lecturer at the West of England College of Art retiring in 1987 as Head of Foundation Studies at Bower Ashton which was then part of Bristol Polytechnic. He was a full Member of the Royal West of England Academy of Art from 1979 and was Director of The New Gallery at The Academy from 2003-09. He was made an Honorary Member in 2000.

Neil described himself as a "visual sensualist" he said: 'My work is strongly based in nature. I keep sketchbooks and take endless photographs on my travels and am never short of source material’. Neil loved travelling his first visit to the Caribbean was to Grenada in 1984 and he became totally enchanted by the sea, sand and palms. This interest in the tropical landscape was subsequently developed in Tobago, Kenya, Goa, Thailand and Sri Lanka. He worked in acrylic, using it sometimes like watercolour and sometimes opaquely like oil, but always rich in colour. His paintings have natural life and style and he is totally compulsive about his work. It reflects all the countries he has visited and he constantly returns to this love affair he has with the tropics. His work also includes sumptuous flower paintings, colourful landscapes and figurative interpretation. Neil said that each trip abroad prompted its own response and produced paintings which would reflect the memory of that experience.

Neil exhibited extensively in galleries throughout the United Kingdom, France and Germany, and his work is represented in private collections in Georgia and Florida in the United States. He has had over forty solo shows since 1963 and his paintings are in the collections of the Bank of America in London and Amsterdam, Merchant Bank of Scotland, Government of Portugal, Oxford University, the Contemporary Art Society of Wales, Bath University and other notable corporate institutions.

As President of Clevedon Art Club for over 30 years Neil Murison gave constant encouragement to the local art community, especially with the Clubs Summer Open Exhibition, held locally each August. Neil was a wise, experienced hand, guiding the art club from a distance, coming to the fore at the Open Exhibition, awarding the President’s Choice to a different artist each year. He regularly held workshop days at his impressive house and grounds and was generous in allowing the Clubs members to have free-rein of his land. His help and enthusiasm for the Club has seen it grow and gain stature in the region through its Exhibitions and activities. Neil was a fine, dedicated artist, a sympathetic, knowledgeable tutor and Head of Foundation, a man loyal to family and friends, and a wise, kind, gentlemanly person.  Clevedon Art Club Members are very proud to have called Neil Murison “Our President”