BRIXHAM’S WONDERFUL ART
I called into the Brixham Art Society’s summer exhibition the other day and was enormously impressed by the quality of work on display. From hyper-realism (including a wonderful realisation of Greenway) to abstract collage, from gouache to oils and sketches, the range was impressive and the standard truly high. I particularly loved a series of sea paintings that captured the apparent viscousness of the sea with a Hockneyesque vividness
Members of Brixham Art Society, formed in 1949 and now more than 50 strong their website tells us, are ‘united by their love of art and willingness to share ideas. A variety of media is used in their work, including watercolour, acrylics, oils and pastels, and mixed media.’
Regular monthly demonstrations are given, too, by well-known and often inspirational regional artists, while occasionally a visiting artist will critique members’ own paintings.
Every year Art Society Members can exhibit in the week-long exhibition which held in August at Scala Hall in Brixham, where all paintings are for sale, and new members are always welcome, whether you are an experienced artist or just beginning. ‘Socially engaging and culturally enriching,’ they add, ‘the society hopes, by its members’ efforts, to go from strength to strength.’
For a taster, you can visit one of their monthly demonstrations at Eden Park school, or for further information, for example about joining the society, contact them Julia Lee on 01803 431560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, there’s a chance to see more at an exhibition and sale of works next month from the Brixham, Devon and Torbay Art Societies in the stunning setting of Torquay Abbey’s Spanish Barn, promising to be an eclectic, inspiring event – and, on top of that, it’s free!
At the same time,, in the main house there’ll be be an exhibition of famous St Ives Artists – all details on the Abbey’s website.
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