January Round-up and News

Hi Members,

Lovely to see so many of you at our first meetings of the new year.

How we all enjoyed listening to Joy Edwards reading her beautiful poems, so enchanting they were that it made the task of painting from them most enjoyable.

We then had a successful fun morning with the technique of marbling led by Philip and Lynda, what a fantastic amount of work was produced in just two hours.

And last week we had our President Paul Talbot-Greaves give a superb acrylic demonstration of Cragg Vale.

This Friday for all who would like to have a go at a landscape in acrylics we do have some for you to use, but please bring your own paper and brushes.

You may have already heard the sad news of the death of Kathleen Read, one of the oldest and long time member of our Society. She was a very lively fun lady, with a positive outlook on life. and will be much missed by all who knew her. Her funeral will be held at St Thomas Church in Greetland on the Wednesday the 7th February @ 10.45a.m.

We are lucky to have been invited yet again to submit paintings for the Overgate Calendar 2019. As yet we have no deadlines for paintings to be submitted, but going on last year the request for submitting work was brought forward to April.

Therefore we would like to give you as much heads up as possible on this one; the brief is the same as last year’s “Scenes of Calderdale” and ask you to get out your paints and cameras and have a go. (Note the square format of the Calendar)

Our website has been given a new look by Vicky, do have a look around. Did you know you can display your work on our Gallery page? If you are interested please give a short write up about yourself along with photos of some of your best paintings and forward on to Brigitte McCartney at

Looking ahead to the spring, we are holding an exhibition again this year at the Tourist Information Centre in Hebden Bridge from the 1st May to the 1st June. Further information and details will be sent out nearer the time.

Happy paintings

Best wishes

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