Milford Art Group
The Milford Art Group was formed approximately thirty years ago for local artists to meet, share their knowledge and expertise.
The Group meets on the first Thursday of each month in Milford Church Hall, Church Hill, Milford on Sea at 2.15pm. Visitors are most welcome. (Kindly note this is not to be used as a postal address.)
Our demonstrators are professional artists who cover all painting media: watercolour, acrylic, pastel and oil. They are filmed and relayed to a large screen television so that the entire audience can see. They can be very inspirational, with many of our members keen to try out these observed new techniques as soon as they return home. Sadly, we don't have tuition facilities on site.
Due to popular demand our membership has increased to 65 full members and 30 associates.
At the end of July we hold our Summer Exhibition which lasts for two weeks.
From 27th July to 10th August 2019, we will be exhibiting members work at All Saints Church Hall. Opening times: Daily 10am to 5.30pm, Sundays 11am to 5.30pm and Saturday 10th August 10am to 4pm. Admission and parking free. Refreshments available.
Artist Gillian Key dropped into the exhibition on Saturday so we took the opportunity of capturing her with her painting "Life on the Green" which won best in show at the Private View.
Alison Bolton very kindly stepped in to critique members work prior to the Summer Exhibition. Her clear and insightful, constructive criticisms were greatly appreciated with a number of the artists agreeing that the tiny change advocated would make all the difference.
On a sunny afternoon Jo Louca treated us to a sunny garden landscape painting absolutely full of colour and reacting intuitively to the paint and paper.
We had another captivating demonstration yesterday afternoon in Milford. The skillful watercolourist, Jake Winkle, took us through two paintings, one of Old Harry Rocks and the other of a cheetah at full pace. You can see and feel the movement. Jake passed on lots of tips and had an excellent array of merchandise including cards, books, brushes etc. We are all very much looking forward to a return visit.
MAG recently held a competition for a painting representing Milford-on-Sea to appear as the banner to our website and facebook page. We were delighted at the response to this call and the members voted on some twenty pictures. The winner was Richard Wadley with his lovely scene of boats at anchor. He also won a years subscription to Milford Art Group.
We had a most informative demonstration from the very talented Max Hale this afternoon. He produced two pictures for us in the two hour time frame. The first of horses in willow charcoal where he stressed the importance of drawing skills and of the use of proper artist fixative and not hairspray! The second picture was of a small herd of cows by applying the pastel in a vertical linear method which allows the eye to pick up the rhythm of the application of the medium. A very large majority of us left determined to draw more often and to crack open the pastels and charcoal.
Many congratulations to our members Julia Ayers, Gillian Key, Janet Penny and Mary Williams for having work selected for the St Barbe Museum Open Exhibition 2019.
VISITORS ARE ALWAYS VERY WELCOME
£5.00 Entrance Fee
Kirstin White: Telling the story in Watercolour
Kate Osborne: Still Life Fruit and Vegetables
Lindsey Cole: Texture in Landscape Talk and Demo
Max Hale: Horses and Cows
Jake Winkle: Old Harry Rocks(first half) and Animals on the Move (second half) Watercolour
Jo Louca: Flower Garden watercolours
July 4th: 2.15pm
Alison Bolton: Critique
Artist Alison Bolton is giving a critique of members paintings prior to our Summer Exhibition.
Podi Lawrence: Figure painting in oils
Tony Parson: Caricature in pen and then oils
MEMBERS ONLY - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Jamel Akib: Action Sailing and a bird in flight
Meetings begin at 2.15pm and finish at 4.30pm, with a tea break at 3.20pm
Thursdays 10am - 4pm
April 25 - Boldre
St John The Baptist Church, Church Lane, SO41 5PG
Toilets available. Food and drink needed
May 23 - Setley Ridge
Setley Ridge Vineyard/Garden Centre
Toilets available. Excellent food in the cafe
June 20 - Lymington
Lymington Harbour/Sea Water Baths, Bath Road, Lymington
Public toilets. Mayflower Pub nearby
July 18 - Beaulieu
The Drift, Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu, SO42 7YQ
Hotel pub/restaurant. Good menu selection
August 22 - Hordle
Hordle Lakes, SO42 0GA (To be confirmed nearer the time)
Toilets available. Food and drink needed
September 12 - Lymington
Passford House Hotel, Mount Pleasant Lane, Lymington SO41 8LS
Excellent menu and facilities
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