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15th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE CRADLEY, MATHON AND STORRIDGE ART GROUP

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 15th Anniversary Exhibition at Storridge Village Hall on Saturday, 14th and Sunday, 15th October 2017.

On the Friday night there was our usual Preview Evening to which we had invited members of the Parish Hall Committee and other local dignitaries and friends. Wine and nibbles were served and it was a happy occasion – a chance to chat and enjoy each other’s company and the paintings. This year it was well attended by guests and club members. It was a very pleasant evening.

This year the weather was good and we had over 100 visitors over the two days. There was a continual happy buzz throughout. Bacon butties were again provided by a roster of members and the cakes came from Margaret White. The “poll” for “the picture you liked best” again aroused intrigue and excitement among the artists and public alike! As ever, it was not meant to be a vote for the “best picture” but rather the “favourite picture.” Visitors were given a raffle ticket and were asked to write on the back the number of their favourite picture. At the end of the exhibition the tickets were counted. There was a lot of interest and the “contest” was again very close. This year Joy Perkins “Misty” – an endearing portrait of Misty, a Westie – won. Mary Vivian’s evocative “Walk in the Snow”, a picture in our calendar, was second. Diane Poole’s atmospheric “Solva harbour” and Mary Vivian’s (again!) pen and ink drawing of Montreux tied for third place. Great stuff! Well done, all of you!

We had 80 plus pictures on display, a record, I think. “The standard of work is high” was a repeated comment. As I say each year, it just gets better and better! No sign of it slowing down.

The average attendance at sessions stays at around 12 to 14 – a comfortable and happy roomful. We remain a very friendly and supportive group. A number of newcomers have joined us; fresh blood providing a challenge and a stimulus. If you would like to join us, you will be made very welcome. Come along to a session at Storridge Village Hall on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 2 – 4 pm and see what fun it is!

WJC

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01 - Wendy Britton - Into the Light - Pastel on Somerset Velvet01 - Wendy Britton - Into the Light - Pastel on Somerset Velvet.jpg
02 - Wendy Britton - Golden Wonder - Pastel on Velour02 - Wendy Britton - Golden Wonder - Pastel on Velour.jpg
03 - Wendy Britton - White Stallion - Pastel on Parchment03 - Wendy Britton - White Stallion - Pastel on Parchment.jpg
04 - Wendy Britton - Chorus Line - Pastel on Art Spectrum04 - Wendy Britton - Chorus Line - Pastel on Art Spectrum.jpg
05 - Wendy Britton - Three Flamingos - Ink on Bristol Board05 - Wendy Britton - Three Flamingos - Ink on Bristol Board.jpg
06- Wendy Britton - Russian Horse - Pastel on Parchment06- Wendy Britton - Russian Horse - Pastel on Parchment.jpg
07 - Wendy Britton - Hare - Pastel on Parchment07 - Wendy Britton - Hare - Pastel on Parchment.jpg
08 - Wendy Britton - Circles in the Sky - Pastel08 - Wendy Britton - Circles in the Sky - Pastel.jpg
09 - Wendy Britton - Shell Pieces - Coloured Pencils on Art Spectrum09 - Wendy Britton - Shell Pieces - Coloured Pencils on Art Spectrum.jpg
10 - Ian Chadwick - Peacock Among Inulas - Acrylic10 - Ian Chadwick - Peacock Among Inulas - Acrylic.JPG
11 - Margaret Cross - Whiteleaved Oak - Mixed Media11 - Margaret Cross - Whiteleaved Oak - Mixed Media.JPG
12 - Margaret Cross - Feathers - Watercolour12 - Margaret Cross - Feathers - Watercolour.JPG
13 - Margaret Cross - Hellebores - Acrylic13 - Margaret Cross - Hellebores - Acrylic.JPG
14 - Margaret Cross - Morning Autumn Mist - Pastel14 - Margaret Cross - Morning Autumn Mist - Pastel.JPG
15 - Margaret Cross - Two Bridges in Autumn - Acrylic15 - Margaret Cross - Two Bridges in Autumn - Acrylic.JPG
16 - Bill Crouch - Winter Scene - Watercolour16 - Bill Crouch - Winter Scene - Watercolour.jpg
17 - Bill Crouch - Lower Brockhampton - Pen and Ink17 - Bill Crouch - Lower Brockhampton - Pen and Ink.jpg
18 - Bill Crouch - Conwy - Watercolour18 - Bill Crouch - Conwy - Watercolour.jpg
19 - Bill Crouch - End of Summer - Pen and Wash19 - Bill Crouch - End of Summer - Pen and Wash.jpg
20 - Margaret Crouch - Distant Scotland - Watercolour20 - Margaret Crouch - Distant Scotland - Watercolour.jpg
21 - Margaret Crouch - Timbers, Cradley - Pen and Ink21 - Margaret Crouch - Timbers Cradley - Pen and Ink.JPG
22 - June Cutler - Buttermere, Lake District - Watercolour22 - June Cutler - Buttermere Lake District - Watercolour.jpg
23 - Barbara Hilton - Toll Bridge, Penmaenpool, Wales - Watercolour23 - Barbara Hilton - Toll Bridge Penmaenpool Wales - Watercolour.JPG
24 - Barbara Hilton - Hunstanton - Watercolour24 - Barbara Hilton - Hunstanton - Watercolour.JPG
25 - Barbara Hilton - A Winter's Day in Vermont - Watercolour25 - Barbara Hilton - A Winter's Day in Vermont - Watercolour.JPG
26 - Barbara Hilton - St. Ives - Watercolour26 - Barbara Hilton - St. Ives - Watercolour.JPG
27 - Barbara Hilton - Pembrokeshire 1 - Watercolour27 - Barbara Hilton - Pembrokeshire 1 - Watercolour.JPG
28 - Barbara Hilton - Bluebells on the Malverns -Watercolour28 - Barbara Hilton - Bluebells on the Malverns -Watercolour.JPG
29 - Barbara Hilton - Pebble Beach, Solva, Pembrokeshire - Watercolour29 - Barbara Hilton - Pebble Beach Solva Pembrokeshire - Watercolour.JPG
30 - Barbara Hilton - Pembrokeshire 2 - Watercolour30 - Barbara Hilton - Pembrokeshire 2 - Watercolour.JPG
31 - David Partington - Buschaille Etive Mor, Scotland - Watercolour31 - David Partington - Buschaille Etive Mor Scotland - Watercolour.JPG
32 - David Partington - Great White - Watecolour32 - David Partington - Great White - Watecolour.JPG
33 - David Partington - River Dane, Peak District - Watecolour33 - David Partington - River Dane Peak District - Watecolour.JPG
34 - David Partington - Mountain Flowers - Watercolour34 - David Partington - Mountain Flowers - Watercolour.JPG
35 - Doreen McKerracher - John Knox House, Edinburgh - Watercolour35 - Doreen McKerracher - John Knox House Edinburgh - Watercolour.JPG
36 - Doreen McKerracher - Thames Barges - Watercolour36 - Doreen McKerracher - Thames Barges - Watercolour.JPG
37 - Doreen McKerracher - Landscape - Pastel37 - Doreen McKerracher - Landscape - Pastel.JPG
38 - Doreen McKerracher - By the Severn - Pastel38 - Doreen McKerracher - By the Severn - Pastel.JPG
39 - Joy Perkins - Misty - Acrylic on Canvas
1st favourite
39 - Joy Perkins - Misty - Acrylic on Canvas.JPG
40 - Joy Perkins - Powys Castle - Acrylic on Board40 - Joy Perkins - Powys Castle - Acrylic on Board.JPG
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41 -Joy Perkins - Bathtime - Watercolour41 -Joy Perkins - Bathtime - Watercolour.JPG
42 - Joy Perkins - A Burst of Spring Colour - Watercolour42 - Joy Perkins - A Burst of Spring Colour - Watercolour.JPG
43 - Joy Perkins - Tropical Waters - Watercolour43 - Joy Perkins - Tropical Waters - Watercolour.JPG
44 - Diane Poole - Whitby Harbour - Watercolour44 - Diane Poole - Whitby Harbour - Watercolour.JPG
45 - Diane Poole - Crail Harbour - Watercolour45 - Diane Poole - Crail Harbour - Watercolour.JPG
46 - Diane Poole - Victoria Painted - Watercolour46 - Diane Poole - Victoria Painted - Watercolour.JPG
47 - Diane Poole - Daffodils - Watecolour47 - Diane Poole - Daffodils - Watecolour.JPG
48 - Diane Poole - Final Adjustments - Watercolour48 - Diane Poole - Final Adjustments - Watercolour.JPG
49 - Diane Poole - Three Sheep - Watercolour49 - Diane Poole - Three Sheep - Watercolour.JPG
50 - Diane Poole - Sunflowers - Watercolour50 - Diane Poole - Sunflowers - Watercolour.JPG
51 - Diane Poole - Solva Harbour - Watercolour
3rd= favourite
51 - Diane Poole - Solva Harbour - Watercolour.JPG
52 - Diane Poole - Three Brace - Watercolour52 - Diane Poole - Three Brace - Watercolour.JPG
53 - Diane Poole - Cockfight - Watercolour53 - Diane Poole - Cockfight - Watercolour.JPG
54 - Diane Poole - Yorkshire Moors - Watercolour54 - Diane Poole - Yorkshire Moors - Watercolour.JPG
55 - Frank Rabin - Summer Field - Acrylic on Board55 - Frank Rabin - Summer Field - Acrylic on Board.JPG
56 - Frank Rabin - Drinking Time - Acrylic56 - Frank Rabin - Drinking Time - Acrylic.JPG
57 - Frank Rabin - Geese - Acrylic57 - Frank Rabin - Geese - Acrylic.JPG
58 - Frank Rabin - Zebra - Acrylic58 - Frank Rabin - Zebra - Acrylic.JPG
59 - Frank Rabin - Mezquita - Catedral de Cordoba - Pen and Wash59 - Frank Rabin - Mezquita - Catedral de Cordoba - Pen and Wash.JPG
60 - Maureen Scott - Country Cottage - Watercolour60 - Maureen Scott - Country Cottage - Watercolour.JPG
61 - Maureen Scott - Robin - Watercolour61 - Maureen Scott - Robin - Watercolour.JPG
62 - Maureen Scott - Woodland Glade - Watercolour62 - Maureen Scott - Woodland Glade - Watercolour.JPG
63 - Liz Symonds - Spechley Gardens - Watercolour63 - Liz Symonds - Spechley Gardens - Watercolour.JPG
64 - Liz Symonds - Hopfields - Watercolour64 - Liz Symonds - Hopfields - Watercolour.JPG
65 - Liz Symonds - Coastal Path - Cornwall - Mixed Media65 - Liz Symonds - Coastal Path - Cornwall - Mixed Media.JPG
66 - Liz Symonds - In The Garden - Watercolour66 - Liz Symonds - In The Garden - Watercolour.JPG
67 - Liz Symonds - Pennycroft Garden, Malvern - Mixed Media67 - Liz Symonds - Pennycroft Garden Malvern - Mixed Media.JPG
68 - Liz Symonds - A Bunch of Flowers from My Daughter - Acrylic on Board68 - Liz Symonds - A Bunch of Flowers from My Daughter - Acrylic on Board.JPG
69 - Liz Symonds - Through the Farm Gate - Mixed Media69 - Liz Symonds - Through the Farm Gate - Mixed Media.JPG
70 - Mary Vivian - April in Venice - Watercolour70 - Mary Vivian - April in Venice - Watercolour.JPG
71 - Mary Vivian - Bluebell Wood, West Malvern - Watercolour71 - Mary Vivian - Bluebell Wood West Malvern - Watercolour.JPG
72 - Mary Vivian - Flowers of Remembrance - Watercolour72 - Mary Vivian - Flowers of Remembrance - Watercolour.JPG
73 - Mary Vivian - La Bicyclette, Bruges - Watercolour73 - Mary Vivian - La Bicyclette Bruges - Watercolour.JPG
74 - Mary Vivian - A Walk with Oscar - Watercolour
2nd favourite
74 - Mary Vivian - A Walk with Oscar - Watercolour.JPG
75 - Mary Vivian - Dawn at Eagle's Nest, Tasmania - Watercolour75 - Mary Vivian - Dawn at Eagles Nest Tasmania - Watercolour.JPG
76 - Mary Vivian - Winter Morning - Watercolour76 - Mary Vivian - Winter Morning - Watercolour.JPG
77 - Mary Vivian - Montreuil - Pen and Wash
3rd= favourite
77 - Mary Vivian - Montreuil - Pen and Wash.JPG
78 - Margaret White - Flowers in the Landscape - Watercolour78 - Margaret White - Flowers in the Landscape - Watercolour.JPG
79 - Julia Moore - Spring - Watercolour79 - Julia Moore - Spring - Watercolour.JPG
80 - Julia Moore - Bonfire Celebration - Pastel80 - Julia Moore - Bonfire Celebration - Pastel.JPG
81 - Julia Moore - Lyon - watercolour81 - Julia Moore - Lyon - watercolour.jpg
82 - Julia Moore - London Skyline - Mixed Media82 - Julia Moore - London Skyline - Mixed Media.jpg

14th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE CRADLEY, MATHON AND STORRIDGE ART GROUP

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 14th Anniversary Exhibition at Mathon Parish Hall on Saturday, 22nd and Sunday, 23rd October 2016.

On the Friday night there was our usual Preview Evening to which we had invited members of the Parish Hall Committee and other local dignitaries and friends. Wine and nibbles were served and it was a happy occasion – a chance to chat and enjoy each other’s company and the paintings. Disappointingly, it was not as well attended by guests or club members as we would have hoped. Nevertheless it was a very pleasant evening.

This year the weather was good and we had around 160 visitors over the two days. There was a continual happy buzz throughout. Bacon butties were again provided by a roster of members and the cakes came from Margaret White. The “poll” for “the picture you liked best” again aroused intrigue and excitement among the artists and public alike! As before, it was not meant to be a vote for the “best picture” but rather the “favourite picture.” Visitors were given a raffle ticket and were asked to write on the back the number of their favourite picture. At the end of the exhibition the tickets were counted. There was a lot of interest and the “contest” was again closely fought. This year Diane Poole’s “Poppies” – a charming picture in her characteristic style of a field of poppies – won. Mary Vivian’s delightful portrait of her dog and Frank Rabin’s winter landscape “Off to Work” tied for second place. A very evenly divided contest showing how good all the paintings were. Well done, all of you!

We had 55 pictures on display, three less than last year. “The standard of work is high” was a repeated comment. As I say each year, it just gets better and better! No sign of it slowing down.

The average attendance at sessions stays at around 12 to 14 – a comfortable and happy roomful. We remain a very friendly and supportive group. A number of newcomers have joined us; fresh blood providing a challenge and a stimulus. If you would like to join us, you will be made very welcome. Come along to a session at Storridge Village Hall on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 2 – 4 pm and see what fun it is!

WJC

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01 - Wendy Briton 'Away Hare' Graphite01 - Wendy Briton 'Away Hare' Graphite.JPG
02 - Wendy Briton 'Running Free' pastel02 - Wendy Briton 'Running Free' pastel.JPG
03 - Wendy Briton 'Three Wise Horses' pastel03 - Wendy Briton 'Three Wise Horses' pastel.JPG
04 - Wendy Briton 'Trot' Pastel04 - Wendy Briton 'Trot' Pastel.JPG
05 - Wendy Briton 'Dressage' Pastel05 - Wendy Briton 'Dressage' Pastel.JPG
06 - Wendy Briton 'Whee!' Pastel06 - Wendy Briton 'Whee!' Pastel.JPG
07 - Ian Chadwick 'October LAne' Acrylic07 - Ian Chadwick 'October LAne' Acrylic.JPG
08 - Ian Chadwick 'Beatrice' Acrylic08 - Ian Chadwick 'Beatrice' Acrylic.JPG
09 - Margaret Cross ' Bluebell Wood' Watercolour09 - Margaret Cross ' Bluebell Wood' Watercolour.JPG
10 - Margaret Cross 'Tippy' Graphite10 - Margaret Cross 'Tippy' Graphite.JPG
11 - Bill Crouch ' Still Life' Acrylic11 - Bill Crouch ' Still Life' Acrylic.JPG
12 - Bill Crouch 'A Walk in the Rain' Acrylic12 - Bill Crouch 'A Walk in the Rain' Acrylic.JPG
13 - Bill Crouch 'The Fish' Watercolour13 - Bill Crouch 'The Fish' Watercolour.JPG
14 - Margaret Crouch 'Spot the Fish' Watercolour14 - Margaret Crouch 'Spot the Fish' Watercolour.JPG
15 - Margaret Crouch 'Parkers & Parkers Cottage' Watercolour15 - Margaret Crouch 'Parkers & Parkers Cottage' Watercolour.JPG
16 - June Cutler 'Spring is Coming' Watercolour16 - June Cutler 'Spring is Coming' Watercolour.JPG
17 June Cutlet 'The Moat' watercolour17 June Cutlet 'The Moat' watercolour.JPG
18 June Cutler 'Haystacks Lake Buttermere' Watercolour18 June Cutler 'Haystacks Lake Buttermere' Watercolour.JPG
19 June Cutler 'On the Farm' Watercolour19 June Cutler 'On the Farm' Watercolour.JPG
20 Barbara Hilton 'Sunny Courtyard' Watercolour20 Barbara Hilton  'Sunny Courtyard' Watercolour.JPG
21 Barbara Hilton 'Waterfall' Watercolour21 Barbara Hilton 'Waterfall' Watercolour.JPG
22 Barbara Hilton 'Cottage in Colwall' Watercolour22 Barbara Hilton 'Cottage in Colwall' Watercolour.JPG
23 Barbara Hilton 'Belle View' Watercolour23 Barbara Hilton 'Belle View' Watercolour.JPG
24 Barbara Hilton 'Malvern Hills' Watercolour24 Barbara Hilton 'Malvern Hills' Watercolour.JPG
25 - David Partington ' River Esk, Lake District' Watercolour25 - David Partington ' River Esk, Lake District' Watercolour.JPG
26 - David Partington 'Another Day's Work' Watercolour26 - David Partington 'Another Day's Work' Watercolour.JPG
27 - David Partington 'Grange, Lake District' Watercolour27 - David Partington 'Grange, Lake District' Watercolour.JPG
28 - Doreen McKerracher 'John Knox House' Watercolour28 - Doreen McKerracher 'John Knox House' Watercolour.JPG
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29 - Doreen McKerracher 'Elegance' Pastel29 - Doreen McKerracher 'Elegance' Pastel.JPG
30 - Diane Poole 'Doorways' Mixed Media30 - Diane Poole 'Doorways' Mixed Media.JPG
31 - Diane Poole 'Escape' Watercolour31 - Diane Poole 'Escape' Watercolour.JPG
32 - Diane Poole 'Irises' Watercolour32 - Diane Poole 'Irises' Watercolour.JPG
33 - Diane Poole 'Buttercups & Daises' Mixed Media33 - Diane Poole 'Buttercups & Daises' Mixed Media.JPG
34 - Diane Poole 'Hellebores, Mixed Media34 - Diane Poole 'Hellebores, Mixed Media.JPG
35 - Diane Poole 'Poppies' Mixed Media35 - Diane Poole 'Poppies' Mixed Media.JPG
36 - Diane Poole 'Fuchsia' Watercolour36 - Diane Poole 'Fuchsia' Watercolour.JPG
37 - Frank Rabin 'Barn Owl' Acrylic37 - Frank  Rabin 'Barn Owl' Acrylic.JPG
38 - Frank Rabin 'Waterfall' Acrylic38 - Frank Rabin 'Waterfall' Acrylic.JPG
39 - Frank Rabin 'Woodpecker' Acrylic39 - Frank Rabin 'Woodpecker' Acrylic.JPG
40 - Frank Rabin 'Winter on the Malverns' Acrylic40 - Frank Rabin 'Winter on the Malverns' Acrylic.JPG
41 - Liz Symonds 'Summer Landscape' Mixed Media41 - Liz Symonds 'Summer Landscape' Mixed Media.JPG
42 - Liz Symonds 'Farm Gate' Mixed Media42 - Liz Symonds 'Farm Gate' Mixed Media.JPG
43 - Liz Symonds 'Malverns in Winter' Acrylic43 - Liz Symonds 'Malverns in Winter' Acrylic.JPG
44 - Liz Symonds 'French Market' Mixed Media44 - Liz Symonds 'French Market' Mixed Media.JPG
45 - Mary Vivian 'Reflections' Watercolour45 - Mary Vivian 'Reflections' Watercolour.JPG
46 - Mary Vivian 'Trees in west Malvern' Watercolour46 - Mary Vivian 'Trees in west Malvern' Watercolour.JPG
47 - Mary Vivian 'Amusement a la Plage' Pen and Wash47 - Mary Vivian 'Amusement a la Plage' Pen and Wash.JPG
48 - Mary Vivian 'Northumberland' Watercolour48 - Mary Vivian 'Northumberland' Watercolour.JPG
49 - Mary Vivian 'Gardeners Delight' Watercolour49 - Mary Vivian  'Gardeners Delight' Watercolour.JPG
50 - Mary Vivian 'Waterfall Blenheim Palace' Watercolour50 - Mary Vivian 'Waterfall Blenheim Palace' Watercolour.JPG
51 - Mary Vivian 'Lavender in Provence' Watercolour51 - Mary Vivian 'Lavender in Provence' Watercolour.JPG
52 - Mary Vivian 'Elements' Watercolour52 - Mary Vivian 'Elements' Watercolour.JPG
53 - Margaret White 'Aysgarth Falls' Graphite53 - Margaret White 'Aysgarth Falls' Graphite.JPG
54 - Barbara Hilton 'Chinese Bridge Croome' Watercolour54 - Barbara Hilton 'Chinese Bridge Croome' Watercolour.JPG
55 - Barbara Hilton 'Swallow Falls' Watercolour55 - Barbara Hilton 'Swallow Falls' Watercolour.JPG

13th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE CRADLEY, MATHON AND STORRIDGE ART GROUP

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 13th Anniversary Exhibition at Cradley Village Hall on Saturday, 24th and Sunday, 25th October 2015.

On the Friday night there was our usual Preview Evening to which we had invited members of the Parish Hall Committee, the Rector and other local dignitaries and friends. Wine and nibbles were served and it was a happy occasion – a chance to chat and enjoy each other’s company and the paintings. It was a very pleasant evening. We actually sold a number of paintings, something almost unheard of at previous previews!

This year the weather was good and we had around over 150 visitors. There was a continual happy buzz throughout. This year bacon butties were provided by a roster of members and the cakes came from Margaret White. The “poll” for “the picture you liked best” again aroused intrigue and excitement among the artists and public alike! As before, it was not meant to be a vote for the “best picture” but rather the “favourite picture.” Visitors were given a raffle ticket and were asked to write on the back the number of their favourite picture. At the end of the exhibition the tickets were counted. There was a lot of interest and the “contest” was again closely fought with no outright “winner”. This year Maureen Scott’s “Fox in a Dustbin” – a charming picture of a fox scavenging tied with Wendy Britton's Jack at Night, a striking and delightful horses head starkly silhouetted on a black background. Diane Poole and Liz Symonds tied for second place. A very evenly divided contest showing how good all the paintings were. Well done, all of you!

We had 58 pictures on display, three more than last year. “The standard of work is high” was a repeated comment. Like I said last year, it just gets better and better! No sign of it slowing down.

We have held a couple of tutorials/workshops this year and they were enjoyed by all. The weather was kinder and we held outdoor sessions on the non-meeting Wednesdays. The average attendance at sessions stays around 14 – a comfortable and happy roomful. We remain a very friendly and supportive group. A number of newcomers have joined us; fresh blood providing a challenge and a stimulus. If you would like to join us, you will be made very welcome. Come along to a session at Storridge Village Hall on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 2 – 4 pm.

WJC

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01 - Wendy Britton - Eventing - Coloured Pencil01 - Wendy Britton - Eventing - Coloured Pencil.JPG
02 - Wendy Britton - March Hares - Pastel02 - Wendy Britton - March Hares - Pastel.JPG
03 - Wendy Britton - Derek - Pastel03 - Wendy Britton - Derek - Pastel.JPG
04 - Wendy Britton - Jack at Night - Pastel04 - Wendy Britton - Jack at Night - Pastel.JPG
05 - Wendy Britton - What Abou Me - Pastel05 - Wendy Britton - What Abou Me - Pastel.JPG
06 - Wendy Britton - Wild Stallion - Coloured Pencil06 - Wendy Britton  - Wild Stallion - Coloured Pencil.JPG
07 - Wendy Britton - Dance - Coloured Pencil07 - Wendy Britton - Dance - Coloured Pencil.JPG
08 - Ian Chadwick - Bumpy Lane - Acrylic (2)08 - Ian Chadwick - Bumpy Lane - Acrylic (2).JPG
09 - Ian Chadwick - Ram - Acrylic09 - Ian Chadwick - Ram - Acrylic.JPG
10 - Ian Chadwick - Cruising Down River - Acrylic (2)10 - Ian Chadwick - Cruising Down River - Acrylic (2).JPG
11 - Ian Chadwick - Three Trees - Acrylic (2)11 - Ian Chadwick - Three Trees - Acrylic (2).JPG
12 - Ian Chadwick - In the Dales - Acrylic (2)12 - Ian Chadwick - In the Dales - Acrylic (2).JPG
13 - Ian Chadwick - Pound Bridge - Acrylic13 - Ian Chadwick - Pound Bridge - Acrylic.JPG
14 - Ian Chadwick - Bredwardine Bridge - Acrylic14 - Ian Chadwick - Bredwardine Bridge - Acrylic.JPG
15 - Margaret Cross - Mount Cook, NZ - Watercolour15 - Margaret Cross - Mount Cook, NZ - Watercolour.JPG
16 - Bill Crouch - Tony - Pastel (2)16 - Bill Crouch - Tony - Pastel (2).JPG
17 - June Cutler - Autumn Fruits - Watercolour17 - June Cutler - Autumn Fruits - Watercolour.JPG
18 - June Cutler - Autumn Leaves - Watercolour18 - June Cutler - Autumn Leaves - Watercolour.JPG
19 - June Cutler - Spider's Lair - Watercolour (2)19 - June Cutler - Spider's Lair - Watercolour (2).JPG
20 - Barbara Hilton - St Mary's IOS - Watercolour20 - Barbara Hilton - St Mary's IOS - Watercolour.jpg
21 - Barbara Hilton - St Agnes 1 - Watercolour (2)21 - Barbara Hilton - St Agnes 1 - Watercolour (2).JPG
22 - Barbara Hilton - Bardsey Island - Watercolour22 - Barbara Hilton - Bardsey Island - Watercolour.jpg
23 - Barbara Hilton - Old Bridge, Italy - Watercolour23 - Barbara Hilton - Old Bridge, Italy - Watercolour.JPG
24 - Barbara Hilton - Brecon Beacons - Watercolour (2)24 - Barbara Hilton - Brecon Beacons - Watercolour (2).JPG
25 - Barbara Hilton - North Tasmania - Watercolour (2)25 - Barbara Hilton - North Tasmania - Watercolour (2).JPG
26 - Doreen McKerracher - Tintern Abbey - Oil26 - Doreen McKerracher - Tintern Abbey - Oil.JPG
27 - Doreen McKerracher - Welsh Scene - Oil27 - Doreen McKerracher - Welsh Scene - Oil.JPG
28 - Diane Poole - Autumn - Watercolour28 - Diane Poole - Autumn - Watercolour.JPG
29 - Diane Poole - Malvern Hills from The Ridgeway - Waterco29 - Diane Poole - Malvern Hills from The Ridgeway - Waterco.JPG
30 - Diane Poole - Forever Friends - Watercolour30 - Diane Poole - Forever Friends - Watercolour.JPG
31 - Diane Poole - Daffodils - Acrylic31 - Diane Poole - Daffodils - Acrylic.JPG
32 - Diane Poole - Towards West Malvern - Watercolour32 - Diane Poole - Towards West Malvern - Watercolour.JPG
33 - Diane Poole - Old Barns - Watercolour33 - Diane Poole - Old Barns - Watercolour.JPG
34 - Diane Poole - Sambucus Nigra - Watercolour34 - Diane Poole - Sambucus Nigra - Watercolour.JPG
35 - Frank Rabin - Sunrise - Acrylic35 - Frank Rabin - Sunrise - Acrylic.jpg
36 - Frank Rabin - Robin Hood Bay - Acrylic36 - Frank Rabin - Robin Hood Bay - Acrylic.jpg
37 - mFrank Rabin - Coastal Village - Acrylic37 - mFrank Rabin - Coastal Village - Acrylic.jpg
38 - Frank Rabin - Forest View - Acrylic38 - Frank Rabin - Forest View - Acrylic.jpg
39 - Frank Rabin - Scottish Loch - Acrylic39 - Frank Rabin - Scottish Loch - Acrylic.jpg
40 - Frank Rabin - Reflections - Acrylic40 - Frank Rabin - Reflections - Acrylic.JPG
41 - Maureen Scott - Fox on Bin - Watercolour41 - Maureen Scott - Fox on Bin - Watercolour.JPG
42 - Liz Simmonds - At The Market - Mixed Media42 - Liz Simmonds - At The Market - Mixed Media.jpg
43 - Liz Simmonds - Owl, orTree - Acrylic43 - Liz Simmonds - Owl, orTree - Acrylic.jpg
44 - Liz Simmonds - Summer Hills - Mixed Media44 - Liz Simmonds - Summer Hills - Mixed Media.jpg
45 - Liz 45 - Simmonds - Evening Beach - Watercolour45 - Liz 45 - Simmonds - Evening Beach  - Watercolour.jpg
46 - Liz Simmonds - Gardens Hotel - Pen and Wash46 - Liz Simmonds - Gardens Hotel - Pen and Wash.jpg
47 - Liz Simmonds - The Old Olive Tree - Pen and wash47 - Liz Simmonds - The Old Olive Tree - Pen and wash.jpg
48 - Liz Simmonds - On The Beach - Mixed Media48 - Liz Simmonds - On The Beach - Mixed Media.jpg
49 - Mary Vivian - Colwall to West Malvern - Watercolour49 - Mary Vivian - Colwall to West Malvern - Watercolour.JPG
50 - Mary Vivian - Winter Morning West Malvern - Watercolour50 - Mary Vivian - Winter Morning West Malvern - Watercolour.JPG
51 - Mary Vivian - View from Hadrian's Wall - Watercolour51 - Mary Vivian - View from Hadrian's Wall - Watercolour.JPG
52 - Mary Vivian - Towards North Hill - Watercolour52 - Mary Vivian - Towards North Hill - Watercolour.JPG
53 - Mary Vivian - Ballet - Watercolour53 - Mary Vivian - Ballet - Watercolour.JPG
54 - Margaret White - Breakwater - Mixed Media54 - Margaret White - Breakwater - Mixed Media.jpg
55 - Margaret White - Evening Light - Oil Morecome Bay55 - Margaret White - Evening Light - Oil Morecome Bay.jpg
56 - Margaret White - We're Being Watched! - Oil56 - Margaret White - We're Being Watched! - Oil.jpg
57 - Barbara Hilton - St Agnes IOS - Watercolour57 - Barbara Hilton - St Agnes IOS - Watercolour.jpg
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12th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE CRADLEY, MATHON AND STORRIDGE ART GROUP

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 12th Anniversary Exhibition at Storridge Village Hall on Saturday, 25th and Sunday, 26th October 2014.

On the Friday night there was our usual Preview Evening to which we had invited members of the Parish Hall Committee, the Rector and other local dignitaries and friends. Wine and nibbles were served and it was a happy occasion – a chance to chat and enjoy each other’s company and the paintings. It was a very pleasant evening.

This year the weather was good and we had around an encouraging 170 visitors. There was a continual happy buzz throughout. It was helped along by Bill and Maureen’s bacon sandwiches and Margaret Ainscough’s cakes. The "poll" for "the picture you liked best" again aroused intrigue and excitement among the artists and public alike! As before, it was not meant to be a vote for the "best picture" but rather the "favourite picture." Visitors were given a raffle ticket and were asked to write on the back the number of their favourite picture. At the end of the exhibition the tickets were counted and a "winner" was found. There was a lot of interest and the "contest" was again closely fought. This year Maureen Scott’s Kurdish Chieftain – a marvelously detailed and expressive portrait - got the most votes with Diane Poole’s lovely and colourful collage, The Malverns from Chockbury Lane, second. Barbara Hilton came third again with her charming beach scene, Dervaig Mull. Well done all of you!

This year the refreshments, tea, coffee and cakes and the aforesaid traditional bacon butties, went down well. We had 55 pictures on display, one more than last year. "The standard of work is high" was a repeated comment nevertheless. It just gets better and better!

2014 being the anniversary of the beginning of the First World War the group did another Big Picture. Bill Scott painted moving watercolour depicting symbols of the 3 villages surrounding bright red poppies. This picture was divided into 24 sections and individual members of the group were given a section to paint in acrylics, without conferring, on a canvas which measured 40x50 cm. This meant each artist made their own interpretation of the section (colour, position,etc). They were out of their comfort zone working in a medium strange to most of us. A mighty challenge which has resulted in a huge picture of some 2x3 metres! We hope to display it in Cradley Church this Remembrance week and of course to re-erect it on other suitable occasions annotated with the names of the fallen from the 3 Villages added.

We’ve haven’t held any tutorials this year and that is something to think about for the coming year. The weather was kinder and we held outdoor sessions on the non-meeting Wednesdays. The average attendance at sessions stays around 14 – 15 – a comfortable and happy roomful. We remain a very friendly and supportive group. If you would like to join us, and you will be made very welcome if you do. Come along to a session at Storridge Village Hall on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 2 – 4 pm.

WJC

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01 - Pond - Pencil - Margy Brace.JPG01 - Pond - Pencil - Margy Brace.JPG
02 - Derelict - Pencil - Margy Brace.JPG02 - Derelict - Pencil - Margy Brace.JPG
03 - Flamingo - Coloured Pencil - Wendy Britton.JPG03 - Flamingo - Coloured Pencil - Wendy Britton.JPG
04 - Happy Horse - Pastel - Wendy Britton.JPG04 - Happy Horse - Pastel - Wendy Britton.JPG
05 - Heron - Pastel - Wendy Britton.JPG05 - Heron - Pastel - Wendy Britton.JPG
06 - Indie - Pastel - Wendy Britton.JPG06 - Indie - Pastel - Wendy Britton.JPG
07 - In Thought - Coloured Pencil - Wendy Britton.JPG07 - In Thought - Coloured Pencil - Wendy Britton.JPG
08 - Jess - Coloured Pencil - Wendy Britton.JPG08 - Jess - Coloured Pencil - Wendy Britton.JPG
09 - The Archway - Watercolour - Ian Chadwick.JPG09 - The Archway - Watercolour - Ian Chadwick.JPG
10 - Mathon Church - Watercolour - Margaret Crouch.JPG10 - Mathon Church - Watercolour - Margaret Crouch.JPG
11 - Frozen Pond - Watercolour - Margaret Crouch.JPG11 - Frozen Pond - Watercolour - Margaret Crouch.JPG
12 - Sunflowers - Acrylic - Bill Crouch.JPG12 - Sunflowers - Acrylic - Bill Crouch.JPG
13 - A Swan - Watercolour - June Cutler.JPG13 - A Swan - Watercolour - June Cutler.JPG
14 - An English Rose - Watercolour - June Cutler.JPG14 - An English Rose - Watercolour - June Cutler.JPG
15 - Mathon Track - Watercolour - June Cutler.JPG15 - Mathon Track - Watercolour - June Cutler.JPG
16 - An Old Door - Watercolour - June Cutler.JPG16 - An Old Door - Watercolour - June Cutler.JPG
17 - Estuary, West Wales - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG17 - Estuary, West Wales - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG
18 - Dervaig, Mull - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG18 - Dervaig, Mull - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG
19 - Herefordshire Barns - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG19 - Herefordshire Barns - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG
20 - Much Marcle - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG20 - Much Marcle - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG
21 - Autumn Walk - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG21 - Autumn Walk - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG
22 - Devon Cove - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG22 - Devon Cove - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG
23 - Lake District Scene - Pastel - Doreen McKerracher.JPG23 - Lake District Scene - Pastel - Doreen McKerracher.JPG
24 - Lower Brockhampton - Watercolour - Doreen McKerracher.JPG24 - Lower Brockhampton - Watercolour - Doreen McKerracher.JPG
25 - Lake District Scene 2 - Pastel - Doreen McKerracher.JPG25 - Lake District Scene 2 - Pastel - Doreen McKerracher.JPG
26 - On the Malvern Hills - Watercolour - David Partington.JPG26 - On the Malvern Hills - Watercolour - David Partington.JPG
27 - Cradley Church - Watercolour - David Partington.JPG27 - Cradley Church - Watercolour - David Partington.JPG
28 - Malverns from Chockbury Lane - Mixed M - Diane Poole.JPG28 - Malverns from Chockbury Lane - Mixed M - Diane Poole.JPG
29 - Clown - Mixed Media - Diane Poole.JPG29 - Clown - Mixed Media - Diane Poole.JPG
30 - Echinaceas - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG30 - Echinaceas - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG
31 - Cyclamen - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG31 - Cyclamen - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG
32 - Old School House, Mathon - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG32 - Old School House, Mathon - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG
33 - Mountain Biking - Mixed Media - Diane Poole.JPG33 - Mountain Biking - Mixed Media - Diane Poole.JPG
34 - Swing Three - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG34 - Swing Three - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG
35 - Swing One - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG35 - Swing One - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG
36 - Swing Two - Watercolour - Diane poole.JPG36 - Swing Two - Watercolour - Diane poole.JPG
37 - Kite Runners - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG37 - Kite Runners - Watercolour - Diane Poole.JPG
38 - Poppy Field - Acrylic - Frank Rabin.JPG38 - Poppy Field - Acrylic - Frank Rabin.JPG
39 - Nude - Acrylic - Frank Rabin.JPG39 - Nude - Acrylic - Frank Rabin.JPG
41 - Buttercups - Acrylic - Frank Rabin.JPG41 - Buttercups - Acrylic - Frank Rabin.JPG
42 - Sunflowers - Acrylic - Frank Rabin.JPG42 - Sunflowers - Acrylic - Frank Rabin.JPG
43 - Indian Lady - Acrylic - Frank Rabin.JPG43 - Indian Lady - Acrylic - Frank Rabin.JPG
44 - Kurdish Chieftain - Watercolour - Maureen Scott.JPG44 - Kurdish Chieftain - Watercolour - Maureen Scott.JPG
45 - Guard to the Emir - Watercolour - Maureen Scott.JPG45 - Guard to the Emir - Watercolour - Maureen Scott.JPG
47 - River Strat, Nr. Bude - Waterciolour - William Scott.JPG47 - River Strat, Nr. Bude - Waterciolour - William Scott.JPG
47 - Walking - Watercolour - Liz Symonds.JPG47 - Walking - Watercolour - Liz Symonds.JPG
48 - Summer Hills - Mixed Media - Liz Symonds.JPG48 - Summer Hills - Mixed Media - Liz Symonds.JPG
49 - On the way up - Watercolour - Liz Symonds.JPG49 - On the way up - Watercolour - Liz Symonds.JPG
50 - Clover Mill - Watercolour - Mary Vivian.JPG50 - Clover Mill - Watercolour - Mary Vivian.JPG
51 - Evening over Hay Bluff - Wc Pencils - Mary Vivian.JPG51 - Evening over Hay Bluff - Wc Pencils - Mary Vivian.JPG
52 - Best Buddies - Wc Pencil - Mary Vivian.JPG52 - Best Buddies - Wc Pencil - Mary Vivian.JPG
53 - West Malvern Sunset - Wc Pencil - Mary Vivian.JPG53 - West Malvern Sunset - Wc Pencil - Mary Vivian.JPG
54 - Apple Blossom - Oil - Margaret White.JPG54 - Apple Blossom - Oil - Margaret White.JPG
55 - Lake Autumn in thr Lakes - Charcoal & wash - Margaret W.JPG55 - Lake Autumn in thr Lakes - Charcoal & wash - Margaret W.JPG
56 - St.Ives - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG56 - St.Ives - Watercolour - Barbara Hilton.JPG
57 - Still Life - Pastel - Ian Chadwick.JPG57 - Still Life - Pastel - Ian Chadwick.JPG
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11th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE CRADLEY, MATHON AND STORRIDGE ART GROUP

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 11th Anniversary Exhibition at Mathon Parish Hall on Saturday, 12th and Sunday, 13th October 2013.

On the Friday night there was our usual Preview Evening to which we had invited members of the Parish Hall Committee, the Rector and other local dignitaries and friends. Wine and nibbles were served and it was a happy occasion – a chance to chat and enjoy each other’s company. There was a lively buzz and it was a pleasant evening.

This year the weather was not good. In fact it was diabolical. Perhaps that was why the numbers were down on previous years. We had about 80 through the doors over the two days and we were grateful to them for braving the rain and wind. Picture sales were down or even non-existent – but that’s not what it’s about (is it?). A new venture was the calendar comprising 12 paintings by members of the group. It was popular and sold quickly.

A few copies remain. The "poll" for "the picture you liked best" again aroused intrigue and excitement and that was just among the artists! As before, it was not meant to be a vote for the "best picture" but rather the "favourite picture." Visitors were given a raffle ticket and were asked to write on the back the number of their favourite picture. At the end of the exhibition the tickets were sorted and a "winner" was found. There was a lot of interest and the "contest" was closely fought. This year David Partington’s "Pioneers" – an amazing monocolour of early mountaineers - got the most votes with Mary Vivian’s lovely watercolour of Cradley Village Hall second. Barbara Hilton’s atmospheric watercolour of Ross over the River was third. Well done!

This year the refreshments, tea, coffee and cakes and the traditional bacon butties went down well with the 80 or so who came to see us. We had 54 pictures on display, fewer than last year. That the standard of work was high was a repeated comment. We all certainly seem to have come on.

Mathon Parish Hall is a splendid venue to show off our work and it was a fine display in a lovely setting.

We’ve haven’t held any tutorials this year and that is something to think about for the coming year. The weather restricted painting outside early in the summer but we have had a couple of sessions outdoors on the non-meeting Wednesdays. The average attendance at sessions is around 14 – 15 – a comfortable and happy roomful. We remain a very friendly and supportive group. If you would like to join us, and you will be made very welcome if you do. Come along to a meeting at Storridge Village Hall on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

WJC

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01 - Wendy Britton - 'Sparky'.JPG01 - Wendy Britton - 'Sparky'.JPG
02 - Wendy Britton - 'Old Blue Eyes'.jpg02 - Wendy Britton - 'Old Blue Eyes'.jpg
03 - Wendy Britton - 'Bouncer'.jpg03 - Wendy Britton - 'Bouncer'.jpg
04 - Margaret Crouch - 'Surreal Landscape'.jpg04 - Margaret Crouch - 'Surreal Landscape'.jpg
05 - Bill Crouch - 'Abstract 1'.jpg05 - Bill Crouch - 'Abstract 1'.jpg
06 - Bill Crouch - 'Fruit Bowl'.jpg06 - Bill Crouch - 'Fruit Bowl'.jpg
07 - Bill Crouch - 'Mathon'.jpg07 - Bill Crouch - 'Mathon'.jpg
08 - Bill Crouch - 'Abstract 2'.jpg08 - Bill Crouch - 'Abstract 2'.jpg
09 - Bill Crouch - 'Mathon in Winter'.jpg09 - Bill Crouch - 'Mathon in Winter'.jpg
10 - June Cutler - 'The Catch'.JPG10 - June Cutler - 'The Catch'.JPG
11 - June Cutler - 'Dandelion Head'.JPG11 - June Cutler - 'Dandelion Head'.JPG
12 - June Cutler - 'A Winter's Scene'.JPG12 - June Cutler - 'A Winter's Scene'.JPG
13 - June Cutler - 'Cyclamen'.jpg13 - June Cutler - 'Cyclamen'.jpg
14 - Tessa Davies - 'The Purple Petticoat'.jpg14 - Tessa Davies - 'The Purple Petticoat'.jpg
15 - Tessa Davies - 'Cute Hare'.jpg15 - Tessa Davies - 'Cute Hare'.jpg
16 - Tessa Davies - 'Miss Attitude'.jpg16 - Tessa Davies - 'Miss Attitude'.jpg
17 - Tessa Davies - 'Swanning Around'.jpg17 - Tessa Davies - 'Swanning Around'.jpg
18 - Diedre Drake - 'Black Parrot Tulip'.jpg18 - Diedre Drake - 'Black Parrot Tulip'.jpg
19 - Diedre Drake - 'Autumn Light'.jpg19 - Diedre Drake - 'Autumn Light'.jpg
20 - Diedre Drake - 'Perfect Poise'.jpg20 - Diedre Drake - 'Perfect Poise'.jpg
21 - Barbara Hilton - 'Loch Linnhe.jpg21 - Barbara Hilton - 'Loch Linnhe.jpg
22 - Barbara Hilton - 'Winter Walk'.JPG22 - Barbara Hilton - 'Winter Walk'.JPG
23 - Barbara Hilton - 'Pastoral Herefordshire'.jpg23 - Barbara Hilton - 'Pastoral Herefordshire'.jpg
24 - Barbara Hilton - 'Ross-on-Wye in Mist'.JPG24 - Barbara Hilton - 'Ross-on-Wye in Mist'.JPG
25 - Barbara Hilton - 'Hebridean Fishing Village'.JPG25 - Barbara Hilton - 'Hebridean Fishing Village'.JPG
26 - Barbara Hilton - 'Autumn'.JPG26 - Barbara Hilton - 'Autumn'.JPG
27 - D McKerracher - 'Cornish Scene'.JPG27 - D McKerracher - 'Cornish Scene'.JPG
28 - David Partington - 'Special Moments'.jpg28 - David Partington - 'Special Moments'.jpg
29 - David Partington - 'Pioneers'.jpg29 - David Partington - 'Pioneers'.jpg
30 - David Partington - 'Herdwicks at Home'.jpg30 - David Partington - 'Herdwicks at Home'.jpg
31 - David Partington - 'Old Country, Mathon'.jpg31 - David Partington - 'Old Country, Mathon'.jpg
32 - Diane Poole - 'Primroses.jpg32 - Diane Poole - 'Primroses.jpg
33 - Diane Poole - 'Autumn Fruits'.jpg33 - Diane Poole - 'Autumn Fruits'.jpg
34 - Diane Poole - 'Look! There they are'.jpg34 - Diane Poole - 'Look! There they are'.jpg
35 - Diane Poole - 'Dead Oak'.jpg35 - Diane Poole - 'Dead Oak'.jpg
36 - Diane Poole - 'Towards British Camp'.jpg36 - Diane Poole - 'Towards British Camp'.jpg
37 - Diane Poole - 'Evening Stroll'.jpg37 - Diane Poole - 'Evening Stroll'.jpg
38 - Diane Poole - 'Rock Pool'.jpg38 - Diane Poole - 'Rock Pool'.jpg
39 - Diane Poole - 'Tango'.jpg39 - Diane Poole - 'Tango'.jpg
40 - Frank Rabin - Fishermen's Wharf'.jpg40 - Frank Rabin - Fishermen's Wharf'.jpg
41 - Frank Rabin - 'Quayside'.jpg41 - Frank Rabin - 'Quayside'.jpg
42 - Frank Rabin - 'Fisherman's Cottages'.jpg42 - Frank Rabin - 'Fisherman's Cottages'.jpg
43 - Frank Rabin - 'North Wales'.jpg43 - Frank Rabin - 'North Wales'.jpg
44 - Liz Symonds - 'Peralta, Tuscany'.jpg44 - Liz Symonds - 'Peralta, Tuscany'.jpg
45 - Liz Symonds - 'View from Peralta, Tuscany'.jpg45 - Liz Symonds - 'View from Peralta, Tuscany'.jpg
46 - Liz Symonds - 'Sunrise over the Hills'.jpg46 - Liz Symonds - 'Sunrise over the Hills'.jpg
47 - LIz Symonds - 'Italian Baskets'.jpg47 - LIz Symonds - 'Italian Baskets'.jpg
48 - Mary Vivian - 'Winter Tree'.jpg48 - Mary Vivian - 'Winter Tree'.jpg
49 - Mary Vivian - 'Autumn Leaves'.jpg49 - Mary Vivian - 'Autumn Leaves'.jpg
50 - Mary Vivian - 'Cradley Village Hall'.jpg50 - Mary Vivian - 'Cradley Village Hall'.jpg
51 - Mary Vivian - 'Mathon Church'.jpg51 - Mary Vivian - 'Mathon Church'.jpg
52 - Mary Vivian - 'Winter Light'.jpg52 - Mary Vivian - 'Winter Light'.jpg

10th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE CRADLEY, MATHON AND STORRIDGE ART GROUP

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 10th Anniversary Exhibition at Cradley Village Hall on Saturday, 13th and Sunday, 14th October 2012. It was an historic occasion for us because it was here that our first exhibition was held and the Art Group became firmly established ten years ago.

On the Friday night there was our usual Preview Evening to which we had invited members of the Village Hall Committee, the Rector and his wife and other local dignitaries and friends. Wine and nibbles were served and it was a chance to chat and enjoy each other’s company. There was a lively buzz although we didn’t sell any pictures. Left our wallets behind was the cry! Nevertheless it was a happy and thoroughly enjoyable occasion.

The exhibition was open on both days from 10.30 am until 4.00 pm. Opening for a second day although still something of an experiment is becoming more accepted and we had a good turnout on the Sunday, especially after church was over. Over the 2 days we had some 200 plus visitors through the door including a party of former university graduates of the ‘60s who were having a reunion week at Parkers in Mathon. They had walked across the fields in the bright Sunday sunshine and stumbled on the Exhibition by chance.

The "poll" for "the picture you liked best" aroused much interest and excitement and that was just the artists! As at other exhibitions, it was not meant to be a vote for the "best picture" but rather the "favourite picture." Visitors were given a raffle ticket and were asked to write on the back the number of their favourite picture. At the end of the exhibition the tickets were sorted and a "winner" was found. It generated a lot of interest and the contest was closely fought. Many visitors found difficulty nominating just one favourite and had to be restrained from making multiple entries! This year Bill Scott’s watercolour painting of the Roman Road at Mathon got the most votes with Diana Poole’s Summer 2012 (a delightful comment on this year’s washout summer) was second. June Cutler came third with her picture of a dandelion seedhead. Well done!

The refreshments, tea, coffee and cakes and the now famous bacon butties prepared by Margaret Ainscough, were popular and made it a pleasant outing for all our visitors. We had 75 pictures, a little more than last year. They looked good on the display boards and the walls. Cradley Village Hall was a lovely setting for our work.

A repeated comment was that the standard of work was high. We certainly seem to have matured since those early days. This year we have had excellent day workshops on painting in watercolours from Mariana Robinson, Jonathon Taylor and Geoff Rowswell. The weather restricted painting expeditions into the country but we have had very good sessions at the Wednesday meetings. We remain a very friendly and supportive group. If you would like to join us, and you will be made very welcome if you do, come along to a meeting at Storridge Village Hall starting at 2 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

WJC

01 Margi Brace Swinging Cat Pen and Ink 01 Margi Brace     Swinging Cat     Pen and Ink
02 Margi Brace Thames Reach Pen and Wash02 Margi Brace Thames Reach Pen and Wash
03 Margi Brace Ripe for Development Pen and Wash03  Margi Brace     Ripe for Development    Pen and Wash
04 Wendy Britton Thor Pastel04  Wendy Britton    Thor    Pastel
05 Wendy Britton Arab Stallion Pastel05  Wendy Britton  Arab Stallion  Pastel
06 Wendy Britton Companions Pastel06  Wendy Britton  Companions  Pastel
07 Wendy Britton Wyoming Horse Skeleton Pastel07  Wendy Britton  Wyoming Horse Skeleton  Pastel
08 Wendy Britton Chestnut Gelding Pastel08  Wendy Britton  Chestnut Gelding  Pastel
09 Margaret Crouch Venice Backwater Watercolour09  Margaret Crouch  Venice Backwater Watercolour
10 Margeret Crouch Mathon Churchyard Watercolour10  Margeret Crouch  Mathon Churchyard  Watercolour
11 Margaret Crouch Hadrian's Wall Acrylic11  Margaret Crouch  Hadrian's Wall  Acrylic
12 Margaret Crouch View Towards the Solway Watercolour12  Margaret Crouch  View Towards the Solway  Watercolour
13 Bill Crouch Sunset Watercolour13  Bill Crouch  Sunset  Watercolour
14 Bill Crouch Cradley Old Rectory & Church Pastel14  Bill Crouch  Cradley Old Rectory & Church  Pastel
15 Bill Crouch Red Kites Acrylic15  Bill Crouch  Red Kites  Acrylic
16 Bill Crouch Mathon Church by Moonlight Watercolour16  Bill Crouch  Mathon Church by Moonlight  Watercolour
17 Bill Crouch Robin Hood's Bay Watercolour Pencil17  Bill Crouch  Robin Hood's Bay  Watercolour Pencil
18 Bill Crouch Stormy Sea Mixed Media18  Bill Crouch Stormy Sea  Mixed Media
19 Bill Crouch Looking Towrds Brook Cottage Mathon Acr.19  Bill Crouch  Looking Towrds Brook Cottage Mathon  Acr.
20 Bill Crouch Colwall Alehouse Watercolour20  Bill Crouch  Colwall Alehouse  Watercolour
21 June Cutler Welsh Poppies Watercolour21  June Cutler  Welsh Poppies  Watercolour
22 June Cutler Autumn Colours Watercolour22  June Cutler  Autumn Colours  Watercolour
23 June Cutler Rosehips Watercolour23  June Cutler  Rosehips  Watercolour
24 June Cutler Coniston Water Watercolour24  June Cutler  Coniston Water  Watercolour
25 June Cutler Dandelions Watercolour25  June Cutler  Dandelions  Watercolour
26 Tessa Davies Tusker Pastel26  Tessa Davies  Tusker  Pastel
27 Tessa Davies New Orleans Jazz Watercolour27  Tessa Davies  New Orleans Jazz  Watercolour
28 Tessa Davies The Fisherman's Secret Watercolour28 Tessa Davies   The Fisherman's Secret  Watercolour
29 Tessa Davies Feathers 'n' Fungi Watercolour29  Tessa Davies  Feathers 'n' Fungi  Watercolour
30 Barbara Hilton After the Storm Watercolour30  Barbara Hilton  After the Storm  Watercolour
31 Barbara Hilton Still Waters Watercolour31  Barbara Hilton  Still Waters  Watercolour
32 Barbara HIlton Scottish Highlands Watercolour32  Barbara HIlton  Scottish Highlands   Watercolour
33 Barbara Hilton Morning Mist Watercolour33  Barbara Hilton  Morning Mist  Watercolour
34 Barbara Hilton The Malverns from Bredon Watercolour34  Barbara Hilton  The Malverns from Bredon  Watercolour
35 Barbara Hilton Mediterranean Sun Watercolour35  Barbara Hilton  Mediterranean Sun  Watercolour
36 Rosemary Hubbard Autumn Tints Watercolour36  Rosemary Hubbard Autumn Tints  Watercolour
37 Rosemary Hubbard Iris Watercolour37  Rosemary Hubbard Iris Watercolour
38 Rosemary Hubbard Reflections Watercolour38  Rosemary Hubbard Reflections  Watercolour
39 Rosemary Hubbard Archway Watercolour39  Rosemary Hubbard Archway  Watercolour
40 Rosemary Hubbard Grimaud Watercolour40  Rosemary Hubbard Grimaud  Watercolour
41 Rosemary Hubbard Fruit Watercolour41  Rosemary Hubbard Fruit  Watercolour
42 Pip Lunn Alvor Harbour Watercolour42  Pip Lunn  Alvor Harbour  Watercolour
43 Pip Lunn Cradley Memorial Watercolour43  Pip Lunn  Cradley Memorial  Watercolour
44 Pip Lunn Rocks Watercolour44  Pip Lunn  Rocks  Watercolour
45 Pip Lunn Archer's Mill Watercolour45  Pip Lunn  Archer's Mill  Watercolour
46 Doreen McKerracher 19th Century Farming Acrylic46  Doreen McKerracher  19th Century Farming  Acrylic
47 Doreen McKerracher Welsh Scene Pastel47  Doreen McKerracher  Welsh Scene  Pastel
48 Doreen McKerracher River Scene Watercolour48  Doreen McKerracher River Scene  Watercolour
49 Doreen McKerracher Volcano Pastel49  Doreen McKerracher  Volcano  Pastel
50 Doreen McKerracher Cabbage Pastel50  Doreen McKerracher  Cabbage  Pastel
51 David Partington Appaloosa Watercolour51  David Partington  Appaloosa  Watercolour
52 David Partington Halong Bay, Vietnam Watercolour52 David Partington  Halong Bay, Vietnam  Watercolour
53 David Partington Winter Storm Watercolour53  David Partington  Winter Storm  Watercolour
54 David Partington Fastnet Lighthouse Watercolour54  David Partington  Fastnet Lighthouse Watercolour
55 David Partington Scaleber Waterfall, Yorks Watercol.55  David Partington  Scaleber Waterfall, Yorks  Watercol.
56 Diane Poole Cliff Top Watercolour56  Diane Poole  Cliff Top  Watercolour
57 Diane Poole Rome Mixed Media57  Diane Poole  Rome  Mixed Media
58 Diane Poole Summer 2012 Watercolour58  Diane Poole  Summer 2012  Watercolour
59 Diane Poole Hellebores Watercolour59  Diane Poole  Hellebores  Watercolour
60 Diane Poole Homeward Bound Watercolour60  Diane Poole  Homeward Bound  Watercolour
61 Diane Poole Boats at Rest (after RH) Watercolour61  Diane Poole  Boats at Rest (after RH)  Watercolour
62 Diane Poole The Malverns from Bredon Watercolour62  Diane Poole  The Malverns from Bredon  Watercolour
63 Diane Poole Padstow Watercolour63  Diane Poole  Padstow  Watercolour
64A Bill Scott The Roman Road, Mathon 1 Watercolour64A  Bill Scott The Roman Road, Mathon 1  Watercolour
64B Bill Scott The Roman Road, Mathon 2 Watercolour64B  Bill Scott  The Roman Road, Mathon 2  Watercolour
65 Bill Scott The Marlborough Pixie Watercolour65  Bill Scott  The Marlborough Pixie  Watercolour
66 Bill Scott Morning Mist, Madresfield Watercolour66  Bill Scott  Morning Mist, Madresfield  Watercolour
67 Mary Vivian Scottish Loch Early Morning Watercolour67  Mary Vivian  Scottish Loch Early Morning  Watercolour
68 Mary Vivian Poppies Watercolour68  Mary Vivian  Poppies  Watercolour
69 Mary Vivian Evening Sun, Cradley Watercolour69  Mary Vivian  Evening Sun, Cradley  Watercolour
70 Mary Vivian Looking West Watercolour70  Mary Vivian  Looking West  Watercolour
71 Margaret White Tulips Oil71  Margaret White  Tulips  Oil
72 Margaret White Menai Oil72  Margaret White  Menai  Oil
73 Margaret White Copse Oil73  Margaret White  Copse  Oil
74 Margaret White Making Waves Pastel74  Margaret White  Making Waves  Pastel
75 Tessa Davies Waiting for Autumn Pastel75  Tessa Davies  Waiting for Autumn  Pastel
76 Tessa Davies Woman in Mask Pastel76  Tessa Davies  Woman in Mask  Pastel
77 Big Picture77 Big Picture

9th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE CRADLEY, MATHON AND STORRIDGE ART GROUP

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 9th Anniversary Exhibition at Mathon Parish Hall on Saturday, 22nd and Sunday, 23rd October 2011. It was Storridge’s turn to stage the exhibition but unfortunately, Storridge Hall was not available over the weekend. So Mathon came to the rescue for which we were very grateful! We will be back on track next year with our 10th – yes Tenth! – Anniversary Exhibition to be held where it all started at Cradley Village Hall.

On the Friday night there was our usual Preview Evening to which we had invited members of the Parish Hall Committee, the Rector and his wife and other local dignitaries and friends. Wine and nibbles were served and it was a happy occasion – a chance to chat and enjoy each other’s company. There was a lively buzz and we even sold some pictures!

The exhibition opened on Saturday at 10.30 am and continued until 4.00 pm. And on Sunday we opened from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm. Opening for a second day is still something of an experiment. Last year there wasn’t so much interest on the Sunday. This year, it was a bit better. It was a fine sunny afternoon and there were walkers passing by who were pleased to come in rest, have a cuppa and a bacon butty, and look at our pictures! Indeed, we even sold some pictures to these serendipitous passers-by.

The "poll" for "the picture you liked best" aroused much interest and excitement and that was just the artists! As before, it was not meant to be a vote for the "best picture" but rather the "favourite picture." Visitors were given a raffle ticket and were asked to write on the back the number of their favourite picture. At the end of the exhibition the tickets were sorted and a "winner" was found. It generated a lot of interest and the contest was closely fought. This year Bill Scott’s oil painting of the River Start got the most votes with Wendy Britton’s White Arab second. Both Bill and Wendy are newcomers to our group. Well done!

There was only one craft stall this year but the refreshments, tea, coffee and cakes and the afore-mentioned bacon butties, were popular and made it a pleasant outing for the 100 or so who came to see us. This year we had 71 pictures, a little more than last year. They looked good on the display boards and the walls and the Mathon Parish Hall was a lovely setting for our work.

The standard of work was high was a repeated comment. We certainly seem to have matured since those early days. This year we have had excellent day workshops on painting in watercolours from Jonathon Taylor and Geoff Rowswell. The weather restricted painting outside but we have had very good sessions on the Wednesday meetings. We remain a very friendly and supportive group. If you would like to join us, and you will be made very welcome if you do, come along to a meeting at Storridge Village Hall on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

WJC

00 - The Big Picture 00 - The Big Picture
01 - Autumn - Gwen Attride 01 - Autumn - Gwen Attride
02 - Powerscourt Waterfall - Gwen Attride02 - Powerscourt Waterfall - Gwen Attride
03 - Austrian Scene - Gwen Attride03 - Austrian Scene - Gwen Attride
04 - White Arabs - Wendy Britton04 - White Arabs - Wendy Britton
05 - Chestnut Mare - Wendy Britton05 - Chestnut Mare - Wendy Britton
06 - Perigrin! - Wendy Britton06 - Perigrin! - Wendy Britton
07 - Untitled - Wendy Britton07 - Untitled - Wendy Britton
08 - Together - Wendy Britton08 - Together - Wendy Britton
09 - Untitled - Wendy Britton09 - Untitled - Wendy Britton
10 - St Brides Bay - Margaret Crouch10 - St Brides Bay - Margaret Crouch
11 - Loweswater - Margaret Crouch11 - Loweswater - Margaret Crouch
12 - Manoir in Brittany - Margaret Crouch12 - Manoir in Brittany - Margaret Crouch
13 - Snow on the Malverns - Bill Crouch13 - Snow on the Malverns - Bill Crouch
14 - Winter Walk - Bill Crouch14 - Winter Walk - Bill Crouch
15 - Mathon Church - Bill Crouch15 - Mathon Church - Bill Crouch
16 - Old Country - Bill Crouch16 - Old Country - Bill Crouch
17 - Awaiting Use - June Cutler17 - Awaiting Use - June Cutler
18 - Autumn Fruits - June Cutler18 - Autumn Fruits - June Cutler
19 - Marguerites - June Cutler19 - Marguerites - June Cutler
20 - Fountains Abbey - June Cutler20 - Fountains Abbey - June Cutler
21 - Summer Retreat - Deidre Drake21 - Summer Retreat - Deidre Drake
22 - Rialto - Deirdre Drake22 - Rialto - Deirdre Drake
23 - Autumn on the Malverns - Barbara Hilton23 - Autumn on the Malverns - Barbara Hilton
24 - South Australia 1 - Barbara Hilton24 - South Australia 1 - Barbara Hilton
25 - South Australia 2 - Barbara Hilton25 - South Australia 2 - Barbara Hilton
26 - Rosies - Rosemary Husband26 - Rosies - Rosemary Husband
27 - Poppies - Rosemary Husband27 - Poppies - Rosemary Husband
28 - Hellebores and Bluebells - Rosemary Husband28 - Hellebores and Bluebells - Rosemary Husband
29 - White Clematis - Rosemary Husband29 - White Clematis - Rosemary Husband
30 - The Snow Storm - Pip Lunn30 - The Snow Storm - Pip Lunn
31 - Wind in the Corn - Pip Lunn31 - Wind in the Corn - Pip Lunn
32 - The Old Cart - Pip Lunn32 - The Old Cart - Pip Lunn
33 - Who Called - Pip Lunn33 - Who Called - Pip Lunn
34 - Taste of France - Doreen McKerracher34 - Taste of France - Doreen McKerracher
35 - Gas Street Basin - Doreen McKerracher35 - Gas Street Basin - Doreen McKerracher
36 - Cat - Doreen McKerracher36 - Cat - Doreen McKerracher
37 - St Ives Cornwall - David Partington37 - St Ives Cornwall - David Partington
38 - Our Patch - David Partington38 - Our Patch - David Partington
39 - Buttermere - David Partington39 - Buttermere - David Partington
40 - Waterhead Ambleside - David Partington40 - Waterhead Ambleside - David Partington
41 - Into the Waves - David Partington41 - Into the Waves - David Partington
42 - Poppies and Foxglove - Diane Poole42 - Poppies and Foxglove - Diane Poole
43 - Pines - Diane Poole43 - Pines - Diane Poole
44 - Thought - Diane Poole44 - Thought - Diane Poole
45 - Kite Flying - Diane Poole45 - Kite Flying - Diane Poole
46 - Poppies - Diane Poole46 - Poppies - Diane Poole
47 - Still Life - Bill Scott47 - Still Life - Bill Scott
48 - River Strat Bude - Bill Scott48 - River Strat Bude - Bill Scott
49 - Lee Bay Ilfracombe - Bill Scott49 - Lee Bay Ilfracombe - Bill Scott
50 - Blue Tit - Bill Scott50 - Blue Tit - Bill Scott
51 - Long Tailed Tit - Bill Scott51 - Long Tailed Tit - Bill Scott
52 - Clemantines - Bill Scott52 - Clemantines - Bill Scott
53 - Cookers - Bill Scott53 - Cookers - Bill Scott
54 - Cookers 2 - Bill Scott54 - Cookers 2 - Bill Scott
55 - Mini and Friends - Gill Upton55 - Mini and Friends - Gill Upton
56 - Wild Horses - Gill Upton56 - Wild Horses - Gill Upton
57 - Picnic in the Lakes - Gill Upton57 - Picnic in the Lakes - Gill Upton
58 - The Green Umbrella - Gill Upton58 - The Green Umbrella - Gill Upton
59 - Fun on Ice - Gill Upton59 - Fun on Ice - Gill Upton
60 - Brothers - Gill Upton60 - Brothers - Gill Upton
63 - Receding Storm - Mary Vivian63 - Receding Storm - Mary Vivian
64 - Old French Doorway - Mary Vivian64 - Old French Doorway - Mary Vivian
65 - A Place by the Sea - Mary Vivian65 - A Place by the Sea - Mary Vivian
66 - Daisies - Mary Vivian66 - Daisies - Mary Vivian
68 - Race Day - Margaret White68 - Race Day - Margaret White
69 - Misty Morning - Margaret White69 - Misty Morning - Margaret White
70 - Force Crag Mine - Margaret White70 - Force Crag Mine - Margaret White
71 - Surreal Beach - Margaret White71 - Surreal Beach - Margaret White

8th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE CRADLEY, MATHON AND STORRIDGE ART GROUP

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 8th Anniversary Exhibition at Mathon Parish Hall on Saturday, 23rd and Sunday, 24th October 2010. It was Mathon’s turn to stage the exhibition.

On the Friday night there was our usual Preview Evening. This year we did not invite guests – a decision made for reasons of economy, we late regretted. Although wine and nibbles were served and it was a rather muted occasion! We have since decided that we’ll invite friends and guests in future.

The exhibition opened on Saturday at 10.30 am and continued until 4.00 pm. And on Sunday we opened from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm. Opening for a second day is still something of an experiment. There wasn’t so much interest on the Sunday this year; we’ll give it another chance.

There was only one craft stall this year but the refreshments, tea, coffee and cakes and the afore-mentioned bacon butties, were popular and made it a pleasant outing for the 100 or so who came to see us. This year we had around 69 pictures. They looked good on the display boards and the walls and the Mathon Parish Hall was a lovely setting for our work.

The standard of work was high again. We certainly seem to have matured since those early days. This year we have had excellent day workshops on painting in watercolours from Marianne Robinson and Geoff Rowswell. The weather restricted painting outside but we have had very good sessions on the Wednesday meetings. We remain a very friendly and supportive group. If you would like to join us, and you will be made very welcome if you do, come along to a meeting at Storridge Village Hall on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

WJC

01 Spring Time by Gwen Attride01 Spring Time by Gwen Attride
02 Autumn Leaves 1 by Margaret Crouch02 Autumn Leaves 1 by Margaret Crouch
03 Autumn Leaves 2 by Margaret Crouch03 Autumn Leaves 2 by Margaret Crouch
04 Mathon Church by Margaret Crouch04 Mathon Church by Margaret Crouch
05 Lower Nupend by Bill Crouch05 Lower Nupend by Bill Crouch
06 Warner's Farm by Bill Crouch06 Warner's Farm by Bill Crouch
07 Pineapple by June Cutler07 Pineapple by June Cutler
08 Any Old Iron by June Cutler08 Any Old Iron by June Cutler
09 Winter Scene by June Cutler09 Winter Scene by June Cutler
10 Fruit by June Cutler10 Fruit by June Cutler
11 Seed Head by June Cutler11 Seed Head by June Cutler
12 Reflections by Barbara Hilton12 Reflections by Barbara Hilton
13 Chinese Landscapes by Barbara Hilton13 Chinese Landscapes by Barbara Hilton
14 The Old Windmill by Barbara Hilton14 The Old Windmill by Barbara Hilton
15 St Ives by Barbara Hilton15 St Ives by Barbara Hilton
16 The Old Barn by Barbara Hilton16 The Old Barn by Barbara Hilton
17 Malvern Hills by Barbara Hilton17 Malvern Hills by Barbara Hilton
18 Parrot by Wendy Lane18 Parrot by Wendy Lane
19 Joe by Wendy Lane19 Joe by Wendy Lane
20 Class Work by Wendy Lane20 Class Work by Wendy Lane
21 The Water Mill by Pip Lunn21 The Water Mill by Pip Lunn
22 Bonsai by Pip Lunn22 Bonsai by Pip Lunn
23 Newlyn Street by Pip Lunn23 Newlyn Street by Pip Lunn
24 The Headland by Pip Lunn24 The Headland by Pip Lunn
25 Big Cat by Doreen McKerracher25 Big Cat by Doreen McKerracher
26 Kitty Cat by Doreen McKerracher26 Kitty Cat by Doreen McKerracher
27 Man's Best Friend by Doreen McKerracher27 Man's Best Friend by Doreen McKerracher
28 Foul Play by Doreen McKerracher28 Foul Play by Doreen McKerracher
29 Little Langdale by David Partington29 Little Langdale by David Partington
30 Californian Coast by David Partington30 Californian Coast by David Partington
31 In the Dolomites by David Partington31 In the Dolomites by David Partington
32 Dish of Fruit by Diane Poole32 Dish of Fruit by Diane Poole
33 Thames Barges by Diane Poole33 Thames Barges by Diane Poole
34 Clematis by Diane Poole34 Clematis by Diane Poole
35 Sunflowers by Diane Poole35 Sunflowers by Diane Poole
36 Winter Sunset by Jenny Turner36 Winter Sunset by Jenny Turner
37 Stormy Skies by Jenny Turner37 Stormy Skies by Jenny Turner
38 Dream Flowers by Jenny Turner38 Dream Flowers by Jenny Turner
39 Bridge by Gill Upton39 Bridge by Gill Upton
40 Friends by Gill Upton40 Friends by Gill Upton
41 Longtown Castle by Gill Upton41 Longtown Castle by Gill Upton
42 Garden Gate by Gill Upton42 Garden Gate by Gill Upton
43 Along the Lane by Gill Upton43 Along the Lane by Gill Upton
44 Winter Walk by Gill Upton44 Winter Walk by Gill Upton
45 Sailing by by Margaret White45 Sailing by by Margaret White
46 Ennerdale Water by Margaret White46 Ennerdale Water by Margaret White
47 Spring by Margaret White47 Spring by Margaret White
48 Ebb Site by Margaret White48 Ebb Site by Margaret White


CRADLEY FAIR exhibition, 26th and 27th June 2010

PictureArtistTitleMediumCameo
1Bill Crouch"… and thou…"Oil… and thou…
2Bill CrouchSunflowersPastelSunflowers
3Bill CrouchMathon ChurchPastelMathon Church
4Margaret CrouchAfternoon in VeniceWatercolourAfternoon in Venice
5Margaret CrouchMathon ChurchWatercolourMathon Church
6Margaret CrouchCradley ChurchWatercolourCradley Church
7Doreen McKerracherMathon ChurchWatercolourMathon Church
8Doreen McKerracherMalvern StationOilMalvern Station
9Doreen McKerracherLittle Malvern ChurchOilLittle Malvern Church
10Jenny TurnerArra Venton CornwallWatercolourArra Venton Cornwall
11Jenny TurnerDissentWatercolourDissent
12Jenny TurnerOld SolesWatercolourOld Soles
13Barbara HiltonSt IvesWatercolourSt Ives
14Diane PooleFlower JugWatercolourFlower Jug
15Diane PooleMolveno - TuscanyWatercolourMolveno - Tuscany
16Margaret White"What’s for Breakfast?"OilWhat’s for Breakfast?
17Margaret WhiteBillyPastelBilly
18Margaret WhiteA View to the HillsPastelA View to the Hills
19Diane PooleDish of FruitWatercolourDish of Fruit
20David PartingtonSt Columbus Bay IonaWatercolourSt Columbus Bay Iona
21David PartingtonCottage in CornwallWatercolourCottage in Cornwall
22David PartingtonWastwater - lake DistrictWatercolourWastwater - lake District
23Barbara HiltonCornish BeachWatercolourCornish Beach
24Barbara HiltonWelsh mistsWatercolourWelsh mists
25Gill UptonCatsPastelCats
26Gill UptonLongtown CastleWatercolourLongtown Castle
27Gill UptonWinter WalkWatercolourWinter Walk
28Pip LunnRiver SceneWatercolourRiver Scene
29Pip LunnCottageWatercolourCottage
30Pip LunnFeathersWatercolourFeathers
31Wendy LaneIn the ConventWatercolourIn the Convent
32Wendy LaneOld MillWatercolourOld Mill
33Wendy LanePigsWatercolourPigs
34Hugh BondPriory Park - MalvernPastelPriory Park - Malvern
35Hugh BondQuarry Wood Hall - MarlowWatercolourQuarry Wood Hall - Marlow


7th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE CRADLEY, MATHON AND STORRIDGE ART GROUP

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 7th Anniversary Exhibition at Cradley Village Hall on Saturday, 24th and Sunday, 25th October 2009.

On the Friday night there was our usual Preview Evening to which we had invited members of the Parish Hall Committee, the Rector and his wife and other local dignitaries. Wine and nibbles were served and it was a happy occasion – a chance to chat and enjoy each other’s company.

The exhibition opened on Saturday at 10.30 am and continued until 4.30 pm. And on Sunday we opened from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm. This latter was something new for this year - a second day. It was an experiment and we were not sure whether there would be enough interest to sustain two days. As it turned out, it was a great success and there was a steady flow of visitors on both days - despite the big wedding which took place at St James church on the Saturday. Parking for that afternoon was difficult to say the least. Nevertheless, people found their way past the wedding party to the Hall.

Another innovation this year was the introduction of a "poll" for "the picture you liked best." It was not meant to be the "best picture" but rather the "favourite picture." Visitors were given a raffle ticket and were asked to write on the back the number of their favourite picture. At the end of the exhibition the tickets were sorted and a "winner" was found. It generated a lot of interest and the contest was closely fought. In the end, David Partington’s picture, Fastnet Race, got the most votes with June Cutler’s Sunset and Margaret White’s Billy Puffin close behind.

The craft stalls were popular and sales made it worthwhile supporting our exhibition. This year we had 55 pictures, a little less than last year. They looked good on the display boards and the walls and the beautiful Village Hall was a lovely setting for our work. Visitors commented on the high standard of work and a good number of pictures were sold.

7 years old – we are growing up and it shows. Our skills have come along nicely. This year we have had an excellent day workshop on painting water in watercolours given by the Forest of Dean artist, Marianna Robinson, which those who attended found very helpful. The weather restricted painting outside but we have had very good sessions on the Wednesday meetings. We remain a very friendly and supportive group. If you would like to join us, and you will be made very welcome if you do, come along to a meeting at Storridge Village Hall on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

Next year, for the 8th Anniversary Exhibition, we hope to be back at Mathon Parish Hall.

WJC
12. Winter by June Cutler.JPG 	12. Winter by June Cutler.JPG
17. St Ives 2 by Barbara Hilton.JPG 	17. St Ives 2 by Barbara Hilton.JPG
18. St Ives 3 by Barbara Hilton.JPG 	18. St Ives 3 by Barbara Hilton.JPG
19. St Ives 4 by Barbara Hilton.JPG 	19. St Ives 4 by Barbara Hilton.JPG
21. Sea View by Barbara Hilton.JPG 	21. Sea View by Barbara Hilton.JPG
24. Storridge by Val Jolly.JPG 	24. Storridge by Val Jolly.JPG
25. Playing in the Sand by Val Jolly.JPG 	25. Playing in the Sand by Val Jolly.JPG
27. Farewell by Wendy Lane.JPG 	27. Farewell by Wendy Lane.JPG
30. Winter Sunset by Pip Lunn.JPG 	30. Winter Sunset by Pip Lunn.JPG
31. Bluebell Wood by Pip Lunn.JPG 	31. Bluebell Wood by Pip Lunn.JPG
32. Oyster Beds By Pip Lunn.JPG 	32. Oyster Beds By Pip Lunn.JPG
38. In Snowdonia by David Partington.JPG 	38. In Snowdonia by David Partington.JPG
39. Cyclamen by Diane Poole.JPG 	39. Cyclamen by Diane Poole.JPG
40. Flower Jug by Diane Poole.JPG 	40. Flower Jug by Diane Poole.JPG
41. Kent Farm by Diane Poole.JPG 	41. Kent Farm by Diane Poole.JPG
43. The Way to the Sea by Jenny Turner.JPG 	43. The Way to the Sea by Jenny Turner.JPG
44. Burysgate Cottage by Gill Upton.JPG 	44. Burysgate Cottage by Gill Upton.JPG
45. Oyster Hill by Gill Upton.JPG 	45. Oyster Hill by Gill Upton.JPG
2. The Canal by Gwen Attride.JPG 	2. The Canal by Gwen Attride.JPG
4. Swinging Cat by Margy Brace.JPG 	4. Swinging Cat by Margy Brace.JPG
5. Old House by Margy Brace.JPG 	5. Old House by Margy Brace.JPG
6. Up the Creek by Margy Brace.JPG 	6. Up the Creek by Margy Brace.JPG
11. Cockerel by June Cutler.JPG 	11. Cockerel by June Cutler.JPG
15. Autumn by June Cutler.JPG 	15. Autumn by June Cutler.JPG
20. Dog Rose by Barbara Hilton.JPG 	20. Dog Rose by Barbara Hilton.JPG
23. Snowy Lane by Val Jolly.JPG 	23. Snowy Lane by Val Jolly.JPG
26. Autumn by Wendy Lane.JPG 	26. Autumn by Wendy Lane.JPG
33. Washing Day by Doreen McKerracher.JPG 	33. Washing Day by Doreen McKerracher.JPG
8. Lighthouse by Margaret Crouch.JPG 	8. Lighthouse by Margaret Crouch.JPG
42. Poppies by Diane Poole.JPG 	42. Poppies by Diane Poole.JPG
48. Silver Birch by Gill Upton.JPG 	48. Silver Birch by Gill Upton.JPG
47. Birchwood Hall by Gill Upton.JPG 	47. Birchwood Hall by Gill Upton.JPG
46. Kitzbuhel, Austria by Gill Upton.JPG46. Kitzbuhel, Austria by Gill Upton.JPG
29. Autumn Leaves by Pip Lunn.JPG 	29. Autumn Leaves by Pip Lunn.JPG
16. St Ives 1 by Barbara Hilton.JPG 	16. St Ives 1 by Barbara Hilton.JPG
Visitors Favourite - Fastnet Lighthouse by David Partington.JPG 	Visitors Favourite - Fastnet Lighthouse by David Partington.JPG
49. Downhill by Gill Upton.JPG 	49. Downhill by Gill Upton.JPG
51. Old Willows by Gill Upton.JPG 	51. Old Willows by Gill Upton.JPG
7. End of Summer by Margaret Crouch.JPG 	7. End of Summer by Margaret Crouch.JPG
36. Fastnet Lighthouse by David Partington.JPG 	36. Fastnet Lighthouse by David Partington.JPG
28. Scottish View by Wendy Lane.JPG 	28. Scottish View by Wendy Lane.JPG
54. Wave Power by Margaret White.JPG 	54. Wave Power by Margaret White.JPG
3. Tranquillity by Gwen Attride.JPG 	3. Tranquillity by Gwen Attride.JPG
14. Mathon Church by Floodlight by June Cutler.JPG 	14. Mathon Church by Floodlight by June Cutler.JPG
50. Jolly Dog by Gill Upton.JPG 	50. Jolly Dog by Gill Upton.JPG
34. Classical Study by Doreen McKerracher.JPG 	34. Classical Study by Doreen McKerracher.JPG
37. Lakeland Farmhouse by David Partington.JPG 	37. Lakeland Farmhouse by David Partington.JPG
55. Billy by Margaret White.JPG 	55. Billy by Margaret White.JPG
53. Misty Malverns by Margaret White.JPG 	53. Misty Malverns by Margaret White.JPG
52. Lancashire View by Margaret White.JPG 	52. Lancashire View by Margaret White.JPG
35. Cabbage by Doreen McKerracher.JPG 	35. Cabbage by Doreen McKerracher.JPG
9. Worcester Beacon by Bill Crouch.JPG 	9. Worcester Beacon by Bill Crouch.JPG
13. Sunset by June Cutler.JPG 	13. Sunset by June Cutler.JPG
22. Camellias by Barbara Hilton.JPG 	22. Camellias by Barbara Hilton.JPG
10. Storm over Menai Straits by Bill Crouch.JPG 	10. Storm over Menai Straits by Bill Crouch.JPG
1. Low Tide in the Solway by Gwen Attride.jpg 	1. Low Tide in the Solway by Gwen Attride.jpg


6th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE CRADLEY, MATHON AND STORRIDGE ART GROUP

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 6th Anniversary Exhibition at Storridge Village Hall on Saturday, 25th October 2008.

The night before there was a Preview to which we had invited members of the Parish Hall Committee, the Rector and his wife and other local dignitaries. Wine and nibbles were served and it was a very pleasant evening.

The exhibition opened at 10.00 am and continued till 4.00 pm. Margaret Ainscough and Philippa Lowe were in charge of refreshments and served coffee in the morning, followed by lunch and afternoon teas. There were craft stalls supporting our exhibition as well as cakes for sale. We had hung some 60 pictures. They looked good on the display boards and the walls, and the Hall looked very impressive. For this year, Jeff had made for us two racks in which we can put unframed but mounted paintings. This was a new venture and received a lot of interest. Many of the visitors to the Exhibition said what a good standard the work was and a number were sold.

As at last year’s Exhibition, there was a continual buzz of conversation from the constant stream of visitors who enjoyed the exhibition and the chance to meet friends and have a coffee or tea or lunch in pleasant surroundings.

It’s hard to believe that we have been going for 6 years. Once more the old adage, time flies when you’re enjoying yourself, has proved itself. We have been a busy year too. We have had another visit from Carl March who led a two day course at Warner’s Farm and Lower Nupend and we were grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cutler and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wynn James for allowing us to paint in their beautiful grounds and, not least, for providing shelter from the inclement weather.

Our numbers remain steady at around 20 and we get regularly 12 to 15 at each session at Storridge Village Hall where we meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 2 pm. We have had instruction from Ros Rowberry and other instructors but generally we take it in turns to provide a still life subject for the session. In the summer months, weather permitting, of course, (and it didn’t this year) we have gone to a local site such as Old Country or someone’s garden.

We’re a mixed bunch of all standards with one thing in common. We like to paint or draw! So if you come into that category and would like some company to paint with, then why not join us?

Next year, for the 7th Anniversary Exhibition, we hope to be back at Cradley Village Hall.

WJC

Barbara Hilton - Cornwall.jpgBarbara Hilton - Cornwall.jpg
Barbara Hilton - Lakeside.jpgBarbara Hilton - Lakeside.jpg
Barbara Hilton - Pansies.jpgBarbara Hilton - Pansies.jpg
Barbara Hilton - St Ives 1.jpgBarbara Hilton - St Ives 1.jpg
Barbara Hilton - St Ives 2.jpgBarbara Hilton - St Ives 2.jpg
Barbara Hilton - Waves.jpgBarbara Hilton - Waves.jpg
Bill Crouch - Harbour in Madeira.jpgBill Crouch - Harbour in Madeira.jpg
Bill Crouch - Sunflowers.jpgBill Crouch - Sunflowers.jpg
Bill Crouch - Umbrella Pines.jpgBill Crouch - Umbrella Pines.jpg
Bill Crouch - Up the Garden Path.jpgBill Crouch - Up the Garden Path.jpg
David Partington - Borrowdale.jpgDavid Partington - Borrowdale.jpg
David Partington - Buttermere.jpgDavid Partington - Buttermere.jpg
David Partington - Church Cove-Lizard.jpgDavid Partington - Church Cove-Lizard.jpg
David Partington - Lech-Austria.jpgDavid Partington - Lech-Austria.jpg
Diane Poole - Alexander.jpgDiane Poole - Alexander.jpg
Diane Poole - Andalucia.jpgDiane Poole - Andalucia.jpg
Diane Poole - Cap Blanc Nez.jpgDiane Poole - Cap Blanc Nez.jpg
Diane Poole - Cliffs.jpgDiane Poole - Cliffs.jpg
Diane Poole - Coast.jpgDiane Poole - Coast.jpg
Diane Poole - Cock Fight.jpgDiane Poole - Cock Fight.jpg
Diane Poole - Faces of Naples.jpgDiane Poole - Faces of Naples.jpg
Diane Poole - Hope Valley.jpgDiane Poole - Hope Valley.jpg
Diane Poole - Nightfall-Monmartre.jpgDiane Poole - Nightfall-Monmartre.jpg
Diane Poole - Rome.jpgDiane Poole - Rome.jpg
Diane Poole - Two Gypsy Moths.jpgDiane Poole - Two Gypsy Moths.jpg
Diane Poole - Villa at Molveno.jpgDiane Poole - Villa at Molveno.jpg
Doreen McKerracher - Draped Figure.jpgDoreen McKerracher - Draped Figure.jpg
Doreen McKerracher - Little Malvern Church.jpgDoreen McKerracher - Little Malvern Church.jpg
Doreen McKerracher - Malvern Station.jpgDoreen McKerracher - Malvern Station.jpg
Doreen McKerracher - Portrait of a Lady.jpgDoreen McKerracher - Portrait of a Lady.jpg
Doreen McKerracher - The Skier.jpgDoreen McKerracher - The Skier.jpg
Gill Upton - Across Fields at Birchwood.jpgGill Upton - Across Fields at Birchwood.jpg
Gill Upton - Forgotten.jpgGill Upton - Forgotten.jpg
Gill Upton - Grannies Chair.jpgGill Upton - Grannies Chair.jpg
Gill Upton - Old Country.jpgGill Upton - Old Country.jpg
Gill Upton - St Kilda.jpgGill Upton - St Kilda.jpg
Gill Upton - Tea at the Ritz.jpgGill Upton - Tea at the Ritz.jpg
Gill Upton - Yorkshire 1.jpgGill Upton - Yorkshire 1.jpg
Gill Upton - Yorkshire 2.jpgGill Upton - Yorkshire 2.jpg
Hugh Bond - Elk River Bridge.jpgHugh Bond - Elk River Bridge.jpg
Hugh Bond - Giant's Causeway.jpgHugh Bond - Giant's Causeway.jpg
Hugh Bond - Storridge View.jpgHugh Bond - Storridge View.jpg
Jacque Dee's display.jpgJacque Dee's display.jpg
Jacqueline Dee - Ivy.jpgJacqueline Dee - Ivy.jpg
Jacqueline Dee - 'St Geoges Day'.jpgJacqueline Dee - 'St Geoges Day'.jpg
Jean Davies - Woodland.jpgJean Davies - Woodland.jpg
Jenny Turner - Hope End Farm.jpgJenny Turner - Hope End Farm.jpg
John Harrison's display.jpgJohn Harrison's display.jpg
June Cutler - Autumn Fruits.jpgJune Cutler - Autumn Fruits.jpg
June Cutler - White Marguerites.jpgJune Cutler - White Marguerites.jpg
Lucille's display.jpgLucille's display.jpg
Margaret Ainscough's display.jpgMargaret Ainscough's display.jpg
Margaret Crouch - A Walk on the Hills.jpgMargaret Crouch - A Walk on the Hills.jpg
Margaret Crouch - Venice.jpgMargaret Crouch - Venice.jpg
Margaret White - Making Waves.jpgMargaret White - Making Waves.jpg
Margaret White - Tiger Bright.jpgMargaret White - Tiger Bright.jpg
Margy Brace - Heron.jpgMargy Brace - Heron.jpg
Margy Brace - Puffin.jpgMargy Brace - Puffin.jpg
Philippa Lowe's display.jpgPhilippa Lowe's display.jpg
Pip Lunn - Feathers.jpgPip Lunn - Feathers.jpg
Pip Lunn - Poppies.jpgPip Lunn - Poppies.jpg
Unframed display.jpgUnframed display.jpg
Val Jolly - a Poppy Dream.jpgVal Jolly - a Poppy Dream.jpg
Val Jolly - Tenby-Early Morning.jpgVal Jolly - Tenby-Early Morning.jpg
Val Jolly - Washing Day in Italy.jpgVal Jolly - Washing Day in Italy.jpg
Veronica M Fraser - Cradley Village Hall.jpgVeronica M Fraser - Cradley Village Hall.jpg
Veronica M Fraser - Poppies.jpgVeronica M Fraser - Poppies.jpg
Veronica M Fraser - Still Life.jpgVeronica M Fraser - Still Life.jpg
Wendy Lane - Kandersteg.jpgWendy Lane - Kandersteg.jpg
Wendy Lane - Mill.jpgWendy Lane - Mill.jpg
Wendy Lane - Swiss Fungi.jpgWendy Lane - Swiss Fungi.jpg
Wendy Lane - Where Shall We Go.jpgWendy Lane - Where Shall We Go.jpg
Wendy Lane's display.jpgWendy Lane's display.jpg


5TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE CRADLEY, MATHON AND STORRIDGE ART GROUP
The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 5th Anniversary Exhibition at Mathon Parish Hall on Saturday, 27th October 2007.
The night before there was a Preview to which we had invited members of the Parish Hall Committee, the Rector and his wife and other local dignitaries. Wine and nibbles were served and it was a very pleasant evening.
The exhibition opened at 10.00 am and went on till 4.00 pm. The Parish Hall Committee served coffee in the morning, followed by lunch and afternoon teas. There were craft stalls supporting our exhibition as well as cakes for sale. We had hung some 52 pictures, little fewer than in previous years. They looked good on the display boards that Jeff had made for us and the Hall looked very impressive. Many of the visitors to the Exhibition said what a good standard the work was and a number were sold.
What was particularly pleasing was the continual buzz of conversation from the constant stream of visitors who enjoyed the exhibition and the chance to meet friends and have a coffee or tea or lunch in pleasant surroundings. Margaret Ainscough told me later that the day raised about £140 for the Parish Hall funds making it a really worthwhile effort.
It’s hard to believe that we have been going for 5 years. It is true, time flies when you’re enjoying yourself. And that’s just what our Group has been doing! It has been a busy year too. We have had a second visit from Carl March who led a two day course at Mathon and Storridge Village Halls. We had good weather and spent the time painting outdoors under Carl’s excellent tutoring.
Our numbers are steady at around 20 and we get regularly 12 to 15 at each session at Storridge Village Hall where we meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 2 pm. We have had instruction from Ros Rowberry and other instructors but generally we take it in turns to provide a still life subject for the session. In the summer months we have gone to a local site such as Mathon Churchyard or someone’s garden with a view. Weather permitting, of course!
We’re a mixed bunch of all standards with one thing in common. We like to paint or draw! So if you come into that category and would like some company to paint with, then why not join us?
Next year, for the 6th Anniversary Exhibition, we shall be back at Storridge Village Hall.
WJC

MediumClick on the Cameo!
01. Lake at Miyajima by Hugh BondWatercolour01. Lake at Miyajima by Hugh Bond.JPG
02. Buttermere by Margaret CrouchWatercolour02. Buttermere by Margaret Crouch.JPG
03. Dewentwater by Margaret CrouchWatercolour03. Dewentwater by Margaret Crouch.JPG
04. From the Parish Hall by Margaret CrouchWatercolour04. From the Parish Hall by Margaret Crouch.JPG
05. Malvern Hills from NW by Bill CrouchWatercolour05. Malvern Hills from NW by Bill Crouch.JPG
06. Mathon Parish Hall by Bill CrouchWatercolour06. Mathon Parish Hall by Bill Crouch.JPG
07. Braithwaite by Bill CrouchPencil07. Braithwaite by Bill Crouch.JPG
08. Archer's Mill by Bill CrouchPencil08. Archer's Mill by Bill Crouch.JPG
09. Braithwaite 2 by Bill CrouchPencil09. Braithwaite 2 by Bill Crouch.JPG
10. Burysgate Cottage by Bill CrouchPencil10. Burysgate Cottage by Bill Crouch.JPG
11. Mathon Parish Hall in Spring by June CutlerWatercolour11. Mathon Parish Hall in Spring by June Cutler.JPG
12. Farm Relics by June CutlerWatercolour12. Farm Relics by June Cutler.JPG
13. Gnarled Log by June CutlerWatercolour13. Gnarled Log by June Cutler.JPG
14. Chinese Lanterns by June CutlerWatercolour14. Chinese Lanterns by June Cutler.JPG
54. Waves by Barbara HiltonWatercolour54. Waves by Barbara Hilton.JPG
55. Pansies by Barbara HiltonWatercolour55. Pansies by Barbara Hilton.JPG
18. Sunset, Kyle of Lochalsh by Wendy LaneWatercolour18. Sunset, Kyle of Lochalsh by Wendy Lane.JPG
19. Autumn Leaves by Wendy LaneWatercolour19. Autumn Leaves by Wendy Lane.JPG
20. Tamworths by Wendy LaneWatercolour20. Tamworths by Wendy Lane.JPG
21. Apple by Wendy LaneWatercolour21. Apple by Wendy Lane.JPG
22. Fungi by Pip LunnMixed Media22. Fungi by Pip Lunn.JPG
23. Cotman's Draining Mill by Pip LunnWatercolour23. Cotman's Draining Mill by Pip Lunn.JPG
24. The House Next Door by Pip LunnWatercolour24. The House Next Door by Pip Lunn.JPG
25. Church Door, Mathon by Doreen McKerracherPencil25. Church Door, Mathon by Doreen McKerracher.JPG
26. Malvern Hills by Doreen McKerracherOil26. Malvern Hills by Doreen McKerracher.JPG
27. A Fishy Tale by Doreen McKerracherPastel27. A Fishy Tale by Doreen McKerracher.JPG
28. Wastwater by David PartingtonWatercolour28. Wastwater by David Partington.JPG
29. Langdale by David PartingtonWatercolour29. Langdale by David Partington.JPG
30. St Columba's Bay, Iona by David PartingtonWatercolour30. St Columba's Bay, Iona by David Partington.JPG
31. The Potteries by David PartingtonWatercolour31. The Potteries by David Partington.JPG
32. Poppies in Suffolk by Diane PooleWatercolour32. Poppies in Suffolk by Diane Poole.JPG
33. Boats on the Loire by Diane PooleWatercolour33. Boats on the Loire by Diane Poole.JPG
34. Feluccas by Diane PooleWatercolour34. Feluccas by Diane Poole.JPG
35. Naples by Diane PoolePen&Wash35. Naples by Diane Poole.JPG
36. Stag Party by Diane PooleWatercolour36. Stag Party by Diane Poole.JPG
53. Hope Valley, Peak District by Diane PooleWatercolour53. Hope Valley, Peak District by Diane Poole.JPG
37. Patience by Jenny TurnerOil37. Patience by Jenny Turner.JPG
38. Dancer Resting by Jenny TurnerPen&Wash38. Dancer Resting by Jenny Turner.JPG
39. Hope End Farm by Jenny TurnerWatercolour39. Hope End Farm by Jenny Turner.JPG
40. Braithwaite by Gill UptonPen&Wash40. Braithwaite by Gill Upton.JPG
41. Solva Harbour by Gill UptonPen&Wash41. Solva Harbour by Gill Upton.JPG
42. Wet Walk, Cradley by Gill UptonPen&Wash42. Wet Walk, Cradley by Gill Upton.JPG
43. School House, Mathon by Gill UptonPen&Wash43. School House, Mathon by Gill Upton.JPG
44. Storridge Farm and Church by Gill UptonMixed Media44. Storridge Farm and Church by Gill Upton.JPG
45. Around Mathon by Gill UptonPen&Wash45. Around Mathon by Gill Upton.JPG
46. Lion in Wait by Margaret WhitePastel46. Lion in Wait by Margaret White.JPG
47. Venice by Margaret WhiteOil47. Venice by Margaret White.JPG
48. Bluebell Woods by Margaret WhiteAcrylic48. Bluebell Woods by Margaret White.JPG
49. View to the Hills by Margaret WhitePastel49. View to the Hills by Margaret White.JPG
50. Autumn Colour by Margaret WhitePastel50. Autumn Colour by Margaret White.jpg
51. Storm Brewing by Margaret WhitePastel51. Storm Brewing by Margaret White.JPG
52. By the Sea by Margaret WhitePastel52. By the Sea by Margaret White.JPG
56. Pond by Barbara HiltonWatercolour56. Pond by Barbara Hilton.JPG

4th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, 28th October, 2006 at Cradley School Hall

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 4th Anniversary Exhibition in Cradley Village School Hall on Saturday 28h October 2006. It has been a busy year again and we were asked to exhibit at Mathon Parish Hall Coffee Morning and took part in the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Storridge Church in August.

In the meantime, we managed to get a number of new paintings finished for the Anniversary Exhibition and which were hung in the very nice setting in the hall of Cradley CE Primary School by kind permission of the Head Teacher, Dawn Hyatt. Geoff White has made some very useful and attractive display boards which we first used at Storridge’s 150th Anniversary earlier in the year. They were used in the School Hall to great effect and our thanks go to Geoff for making them.

We took the opportunity to hold a competition at the School and asked for pictures with the theme, "Them and Us". We had a wonderful response from the children, thanks to the encouragement of their teachers, and the "winners" (they were all winners, but we had to choose our favourites!) from each year are included in the pictures attached. Margaret White and Bill Crouch were invited to Assembly the following week and presented the prizes.

We held a Preview Party on the Friday and a good number of guests from the three parishes and members had an enjoyable evening. The next day the ladies from the Group arranged coffee and biscuits in the morning, a ploughman’s for lunch and teas in the afternoon. There were also craft and Christmas stalls as well as a wood carving demonstration from John Harrison and a sculpting demonstration by Ros Rowberry. There was a steady stream of visitors throughout the day and a happy buzz till closing time. Next year we will be at Mathon.

The photos are by Geoff White and the above words by Bill Crouch.

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group was formed in August 2002, and meets in Storridge Village Hall on the second and fourth Wednesdays in each month. We now have twenty-four members with attendance around fourteen at each meeting.

We held our first exhibition in Cradley Village Hall, in conjunction with the 2002 Cradley Village Art Challenge, the second in Mathon Parish Hall, and last year at Storridge Village Hall. For this, our 4th Anniversary, we return to Cradley, this time to the school hall.

Artist

Title

Medium

No.

Price

Cameo
link

Hugh Bond

Quarry Wood Hall, Marlow

Watercolour

1

Nfs

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Hugh Bond

Priory Park, Malvern

Pastel

2

Nfs

02 - H Bond.jpg

Margy Brace

Lincolnshire Curly Coat

Pen & Ink

3

Nfs

03 - Margy Brace.jpg

Margy Brace

Order of the Boot

Pen & Ink

4

Nfs

04 - Margy Brace.jpg

Cynthia Collins

Bearded Iris, Dawn

Acrylic

5

£60

05 - C Collins.jpg

Cynthia Collins

Iris

Acrylic

6

£45

06 - C Collins.jpg

Cynthia Collins

Poppies

Acrylic

7

£30

07 - C Collins.jpg

Cynthia Collins

Yellow Brick Road

Acrylic

8

 

08 - C Collins.jpg

Cynthia Collins

Blue Bearded Iris

Acrylic

9

£30

09 - C Collins.jpg

Margaret Crouch

Mathon Church

Watercolour

10

£60

10 - M Crouch.jpg

Margaret Crouch

Colwall Church

Watercolour

11

£60

11 - M Crouch.jpg

Margaret Crouch

Harry Davies

Pencil

12

Nfs

12 - M Crouch.jpg

Bill Crouch

Mathon

Watercolour

13

£45

13 - W Crouch.jpg

June Cutler

Summer Memories

Watercolour

14

£30

14 - J Cutler.jpg

June Cutler

Primroses

Watercolour

15

£35

15 - J Cutler.jpg

Jacqueline Dee

Cherry Leaf

Watercolour

16

£45

 

Barbara Dutton

Oxwich Bay

Watercolour

17

£15

17 - B Dutton.jpg

Barbara Dutton

Time for tea?

Monochrome

18

£20

18 - B Dutton.jpg

Val Jolly

Tuscani

Watercolour

19

£20

19 - V Jolly.jpg

Val Jolly

To the Church

Watercolour

20

£20

20 - V Jolly.JPG

Elizabeth M Kevan

Old Hawthorns

Stick and Ink

21

 

21 - E Kevan.jpg

Elizabeth M Kevan

Life Drawing Class

Pencil

22

 

22 - E Kevan.jpg

Wendy Lane

What’s for Supper Mum?

Watercolour

23

£10

23 - W Lane.jpg

Wendy Lane

‘D & J’s Place

Watercolour

24

£10

24 - W Lane.jpg

Wendy Lane

Summer’s Over

Watercolour

25

£10

25 - W Lane.jpg

Wendy Lane

‘275 Common Praise’

Watercolour

26

£15

26 - W Lane.jpg

Pip Lunn

Hayfield

Watercolour

27

 

27 - P Lunn.jpg

Pip Lunn

Winter Wood

Watercolour

28

 

28 - P Lunn.jpg

Pip Lunn

Christmas Time

Watercolour

29

 

29 - P Lunn.jpg

Pip Lunn

Teazels

Watercolour

30

 

30 - P Lunn.jpg

Doreen McKerracher

Cornish Village

Oil

31

Nfs

31 - D McKerracher.jpg

Doreen McKerracher

Tintern Abbey

Oil

32

Nfs

32 - D Mckerracher.jpg

David Partington

Loch Shira, Inverarey

Watercolour

33

£50

33 - D Partington.jpg

David Partington

Achnalaird, W Ross

Watercolour

34

Nfs

34 - D Partington.jpg

Joan Simcox

Tea Time

Watercolour/ pencils

35

 

35 - J Simcox.jpg

Joan Simcox

River Scene

Acrylic

36

 

36 - J Simcox.jpg

Jenny Turner

Tonight’s Supper

Watercolour

37

Nfs

37 - J Turner.jpg

Jenny Turner

Post Mill, Cromer, Hertfordshire

Watercolour

38

Nfs

38 - J Turner.jpg

Jenny Turner

Still Life

Watercolour

47

Nfs

47 - J Turner.jpg

Jill Upton

Working boat

Watercolour

39

£10

39 - G Upton.jpg

Jill Upton

Tigh Mor

Watercolour

40

£10

40 - G Upton.jpg

Jill Upton

Cradley Walkers

Watercolour

41

£10

41 - G Upton.jpg

Jill Upton

Fallen Leaves

Watercolour

42

£20

42 - G Upton.jpg

Gerry Weisbloom

Country House

Pencil/W’colour

43

 

43 - G Weisbloom.jpg

Gerry Weisbloom

Winter

Watercolour

44

 

44 - G Weisbloom.jpg

Margaret White

‘And she said’

Pastel

45

£30

45 - M White.jpg

Margaret White

‘Hello’

Pastel

46

£30

46 - M White.jpg

3rd anniversary exhibition picture gallery from 15 October 2005

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Text catalogue from Bill C, pictures by Geoff W. Still life Conversation piece The joke Dismantling the centre piece Critical review Picture window Christmas wrapping More conversation Gallery review I like this one....

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) held its 3rd Anniversary Exhibition at Storridge Village Hall on Saturday 15th October 2005. It’s hard to believe that we have going for 3 years. But it’s true: time flies when you’re enjoying yourself. And that’s just what our Group has been doing! It has been a busy year too. We exhibited at the invitation of Mr. Peter Wynn-James at his splendid gallery at Lower Nupend for Cradley Open Gardens Day in June and we also had pictures at the Mathon Parish Hall Open Day in August.

In the little time left, we managed to get a number of new paintings finished for the Anniversary Exhibition and some 68 pictures were hung in the very nice main hall. The new picture rail was just the job and the room looked very attractive when we had finished.

We held a Preview Party on the Friday and a good number of guests from the three parishes and members had an enjoyable evening. The next day the ladies from the Village Hall laid on coffee and biscuits in the morning, a 3 course meal for lunch and cream teas in the afternoon. There were also craft and Christmas stalls as well as a wood carving demonstration. There was a steady stream of visitors throughout the day and a happy buzz till closing time. Next year we will be at Cradley.
Bill C


Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art group exhibition pictures from 23 October 2004.

Text and catalogue from Bill C and Margaret W.

Anniversary Art Exhibition September 2003

The Art Group held its first meeting in August 2002. The year has flown by and the Group is thriving. We regularly have around 14 members turn up for sessions in Storridge Village Hall on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

We thought that after an active and productive year, we should be able to put on a display of the work we have done. On Saturday, 6th September 2003, the Cradley Village Art Challenge took place and we thought what better occasion could there be to show our work?

On the Friday before the competition, a small band of the members under Ros’ supervision set up the display boards in the Village Hall and hung nearly 80 paintings which 18 artists from the Group had painted in the past year. It was a wonderful effort and showed that the Group was well on the way!

That evening we held a private viewing for the members and their partners with wine and refreshments. Everybody was pleased with the show and John Drummond very nobly photographed every picture under difficult conditions. We thank him for his excellent work. The pictures can be seen below.

The exhibition continued on Saturday during the Art Challenge which some of our members took part, and was on view during the Pub Night. It finished on Sunday midday when the pictures and boards were taken away. Everyone agreed that it had been a great success and many visitors were impressed with the standard we achieved.

So there we are - till next year when I’ve no doubt the 2nd Anniversary Exhibition will be bigger and better still!

W. J. C.

Artist # Title Medium
Cynthia Collins 1 Lillies Watercolour
2 Magnolias Watercolour
3 Californian Poppies Watercolour
Margaret Crouch 4 Venice Backwater Watercolour
5 Le Manoir de Hilguy Watercolour
6 Geranium Watercolour
7 Ennerdale Watercolour
8 Untitled Watercolour
Bill Crouch 9 Still Life Oil
10 Still Life Watercolour
11 Le Jardin de Manoir de Hilguy Watercolour
12 Cradley Church Mixed
13 Storridge Church Watercolour
14 Barn at Warner’s Farm Watercolour
57 Mathon Church Watercolour
June Cutler 15 Copper Kettle Watercolour
16 Summer Watercolour
17 ‘Game Over’ Watercolour
Jacqueline Dee 18 Tortoiseshell on Celandine Watercolour
19 Summer Hedgerow Watercolour
20 Anemone Nemorosa Watercolour
21 St. George’s Day Watercolour
Wendy Lane 22 Untitled Watercolour
23 Storridge Church Watercolour
24 Church Cottage, Cradley Watercolour
25 Farmhouse at Storridge Watercolour
Pip Lunn 26 Alvor Harbour Watercolour
27 Winter Walk Mixed
28 Sunset Watercolour
Audrey M. Ramsden 29 The Gossips Watercolour
30 The Thinking Tree Watercolour
Roy Smallwood 31 The Barn, Cradley Mixed
32 Storridge Church Charcoal
Ralph Spencer 33 St. Anthony Meneage, Cornwall Watercolour
34 Cottages at Troutbeck Watercolour
35 Town House Farm, Mathon Watercolour
Jenny Turner 36 The Beane Valley, Hertfordshire Oil
37 Pineapple, Pepper & Paper Watercolour
38 Autumn Oil
39 Dissent Mixed
Gill Upton 40 Birches Watercolour
41 Storridge Farm Mixed
42 Cottage at Storridge Watercolour
43 Gypsy Camp Pastel
44 West Malvern Church Mixed
45 Doodle Watercolour
Margaret White 46 ‘What’s for Breakfast Oil
47 The Malverns, Western side. Oil
48 Self portrait. Oil
49 Mallow Watercolour
50 Tower Door, Cradley Church Mixed
51 Still Life Watercolour
52 Still Life with Seasoning Watercolour
Doreen McKerracher 53 Pastoral Scene after Cotman Watercolour
54 Mathon Church Watercolour
55 Pittenweem Watercolour
56 River Sunset Watercolour
Sally Hart 58 Church Walk, Ledbury Watercolour
59 Earls Croome Watercolour
Gerry Weisbloom 60 Reflections Watercolour
61 Vase of flowers Watercolour
62 Sea Fishing Watercolour
Jan Simcox 63 Still Life Watercolour
64 Spring Flowers Watercolour
65 Tile design 1
66 Tile Design 2
67 Wreath of Flowers Tile painting
BD Harrison 68 Old cottage
69 Foxgloves
70 The Bush
71 Kew gardens
72 Iris
73 Spring
74 Grapes
75 Kookaburra
76 Fruit and Primroses

The Cradley, Mathon and Storridge Art Group (CMSAG) first met in August 2002. Around 17 people interested in painting and drawing came to the inaugural meeting in Storridge Village Hall. After a discussion about what we wanted from an Art Group, we got on with what we were there for - painting. Some of us stayed in the Hall painting still life - there was a choice of flowers or an arrangement of china - and the rest went outside (it was a glorious sunny afternoon) and painted views of Storridge Church. The time flew by and all were reluctant to pack up at 4 p.m.

A fortnight later a similar number turned for a lesson in drawing techniques from Ros Rowberry. Ros has since run a series of teach-ins from drawing trees in a landscape, perspective, buildings, to painting our village churches and has given us a huge amount of encouragement.

And so we have continued with sessions in Storridge Village Hall at 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month The level of interest in painting in our 3 villages is high and the enthusiasm all we could wish. We offer an opportunity for everyone interested in painting or drawing, at whatever level of proficiency, to meet and share their experiences and know-how, but above all, to paint together.

Ros’ excellent monthly tuition classes continue. At the other sessions, we are free to paint as a group either in the Hall or at some outside venue such as Great Whitley or up on the Hills (when the weather allows). Last Wednesday, 28th May 2003, we spent the afternoon in and around Cradley churchyard (see pictures). The weather was kind and Ros was there to encourage and help. The photographs by John Drummond show our members at work and enjoying themselves.

So, if you have always wanted to paint or draw but you’re worried what your friends and family may think, or you have no confidence in your ability to put pencil to paper, why not give it a try? We are a friendly group of all levels of ability. We meet so that we can paint and enjoy it as I am sure you will too. See you there?

WJ Crouch, June 2003

Pictures from 28 May 2003 by John Drummond, mouse-over captions with Bill Crouch's help. Jill Upton Jenny Turner Wendy Lane Bill Crouch Margaret Crouch Margaret Crouch Pip Lunn and Ros Rowberry Cynthia Collins Harry Davies June Cutler Margaret White and Janet Davies Margaret White June Cutler Ros and Cynthia The Group Bill Crouch Ros and June

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