Our friendly little art group meets weekly on a Thursday morning in Castle Rising.  We have 9 members and paint in all media, from oils, pastels, acrylics and watercolour to pencil sketches and pen and wash.

We started thirteen years ago as the result of a study day on drawing and a desire by many of those present to continue with their art.  We often go out to paint, either around the village, to each other’s homes or to the coast or countryside in summer.  We also invite experienced artists to demonstrate for us and have occasional visits to exhibitions in London and elsewhere.

During the last few years the confidence of the group has increased considerably and this is enhanced by the favourable comments from KLDFAS members when we display our efforts at a lecture.  One morning this year we attempted to paint in pairs with interesting results and much hilarity.

So often in life one has an ambition to do ‘something’ when one retires but lacks the confidence.  This group has shown that by mutual support hidden talents can come to the fore and we certainly all look forward to our Thursday morning art group.

Clive Wakes-Miller  01485 512525