Next Wednesday – Paul Arnott demonstrates Digital Art

Wednesday 28 September sees Paul Arnott start the autumn season of Chandlers Ford Art Group’s monthly demonstrations.

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Paul Arnott (from the artist’s website)

Paul’s topic is Digital Art. For many of us this will be an eye-opener, although we know some of the members embrace the medium to a greater or lesser extent.

There is sure to be some discussion of how far this format should be considered alongside established techniques, possibly including issues of plagiarism, as copying is so easy via computer. Should the group allow digital art at its Summer Exhibition? Come along and express your views.

This event is open to both members and non-members (£5 fee on the door, cash or card). Further details here.


Laurence Belbin takes us by storm

Laurence Belbin at Chandlers Ford Art Group
Laurence Belbin at Chandlers Ford Photo June Ferguson

43 members and 12 visitors were thoroughly entertained by Laurence Belbin on June 22nd.

Comments included:

  • All came together, he is such a fabulous painter.
  • Would love to do a workshop with Laurence!

Laurence explained how The Lanes project had come about; selecting various views of the lanes in his area, and painting them through the seasons. He gave very useful tips on selecting light and shade in colours that really create the seasonal differences.

We very much hope to see him again.


Don’t miss Laurence Belbin this Wednesday

Our next live demonstration will take place on Wednesday 22 June, from 7.30-9.30pm at the Methodist Church. Laurence will be giving a two-hour talk and live demonstration entitled ‘The Lane Project’. Refreshments will be available during the break.

Laurence Belbin is a painter of light and atmosphere. He has a fascination with sunlight, especially on water. His paintings of Venice, the beach and the sea are full of light. His landscapes and interiors sparkle and his handling of paint is both sensitive and expressive.

Free to Members, Visitors £5 at the door (cash or card).

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Sketch! Sketch! Sketch! Adebanji’s message

Wednesday 25th May 22

Adebanji Alade set up his area for the demonstration. As soon as he seemed finished, members and guests gathered round to pick his brains before the event started. And despite two hours of pearls of wisdom falling from him as he worked, they gathered again at the end of the demonstration, reluctant to miss a thing.

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Adebanji Alade visits Chandlers Ford May 25

We are excited to welcome Adebanji Alade, whose demonstration in Acrylics was postponed from last year due to lockdown.

Rain and Reflections in an Urban Landscape

On Wednesday 25th May, Adebanje will be painting for two hours during which you can ask questions, and move around to view from different angles.

Adebanji, the ‘Addictive Sketcher’, is vice-president of The Royal lnstitute of Oil Painters and has appeared on numerous TV programmes. The demonstration takes place at The Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2GJ (M3, junction 12),from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

There is no charge to Chandlers Ford Art Group members; visitors can pay £5 at the door – either cash or card payment