Pat Southerby

It is with sadness that we report the death of Pat Southerby . Pat has been an active member of the club for many years, enjoying workshops and club meetings, also joining us on club trips.  At recent club meetings we've just loved her daring pink hair!!!  Dear Pat she will be missed by us.

 Our condolences to her family and friends.

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

chris@brandrepublica.com

T +44 (0)203 289 1996





Follow up to Programme Meeting with Ruth Ander- Suppliers of Materials

List of Suppliers for Mono-print Equipment

 Suppliers of paper- tissue and Japanese

http://www.greatart.co.uk/ (they also sell good rollers and barens)

 http://www.preservationequipment.com/Catalogue/Conservation-Materials/Paper-Board

 http://www.bookbinding.co.uk/

 The best supplier I can find for mounting tape:

 Silverprint Photographic Supplies (I use Lineco self-adhesive hinging tissue)

 I use Winton Oil colours- titanium white, prussian blue, cadmium red and lemon yellow.  These can be mixed into virtually any colour, bar turquoise, and are available from most good art shops and www.greatart.co.uk as above.

 Perspex is available from most DIY stores, including B&Q, who will cut it to size for you, or you can improvise with old picture frame glass or placemats.

PS. Details of Workshops to follow

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.

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A Life in Colour: The Art of Doris Hatt

A new exhibition at the Museum of Somerset.

The 20th-century artist Doris Hatt (1890–1969) was described in her lifetime as ‘an artist of distinction’ who pursued her own path ‘with delicate modesty and with an artist’s curiosity and conscience.’

Doris was a Somerset pioneer of British modernism. She exhibited her vibrant works over almost five decades, beginning in 1920, and contributed to many exhibitions in the South West. Doris lived in Clevedon from 1922 firstly at Corsica Villa, Marine Parade and later in the distinctive Art Deco/Bauhaus building, Littlemead.

Doris’s painting style developed over time as she absorbed the major influences of 20th-century modernism, including cubism, purism, abstraction and the works of Cézanne, Picasso, Braque, Dufy and Léger. Her work includes portraiture, still life and landscapes.

The exhibition ‘A Life in Colour: The Art of Doris Hatt’ is being produced in association with the Court Gallery.

It is open at the Museum of Somerset, Taunton, from 16 March to 29 June.

The charge for this exhibition is Pay What You Think.

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A new book, “Doris Hatt Revolutionary Artist” has been published by South West Heritage Trust to accompany the Exhibition.

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

Clevedon Art Club- 62nd Open Art Exhibition

The 62nd Open Art Exhibition got off to a flying start on Friday 17th August with a lively and well attended Preview Evening. Visitors commented on both the variety and high standard of paintings and 3D art work. The Club President, Martin Bentham RWA, presented awards to students from Clevedon School in recognition of their excellent art work. Martin is pictured below alongside The President's Choice, Ian Price's oil painting 'Cape Coastguard'.

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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”