Our annual early summer Paintaway to Beaumaris in Anglesey, from 21st to 25th May, was blessed with almost perfect weather.

Beaumaris paintaway 2018

Shropshire Art Society Beaumaris paintaway 2018 (photos with thanks to Frank Hilton)

This enabled us to explore far and wide across the island and on to the immediate mainland, returning to favourite spots or seeking out new sketching locations. These included formerly bustling harbours such as Amlwch, small, almost hidden churches, and wild, remote beaches. For some of us there was a return to the dramatic moonscape of Parys Mountain, where huge craters and a mine headstock still bear testimony to the scale of the former quarrying and mining for copper, which has left exotic and multi-coloured spoil exposed in every direction.

We were well looked after in the comfortable Bulkeley Hotel, situated on the edge of the Menai Straits with splendid views across to the mountains of Snowdonia.

On the final evening we had an opportunity to enjoy each other’s sketchbooks, compare notes on our various adventures and to look ahead to next year’s Paintaway project.

Thanks are due to the very helpful staff of the hotel, to Alan Townsend, who organised our stay, and all those who helped in any way to make the event a friendly and productive experience.

Finally a big thank you to all for their positive participation and to Frank Hilton for his excellent photographic record.

Thank you Jeremy! A great 2nd Judith Moy Memorial lecture.

May 14, 2018

On a particularly fine Friday 4th May evening, some 50 members and friends gathered at the Trinity Centre in Meole Brace for the second of our annual Judith Moy Memorial lectures, designed to celebrate her considerable contribution to the Society’s development. On this occasion we were fortunate to have as our speaker, Jeremy Yates, President […]

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On the day in two hours, Ron Satterthwaite’s excellent demo portrait

April 21, 2018

There was a very good attendance of members and friends at the Trinity Centre on Tuesday 10th April for a lively demonstration of portrait painting by Ron Satterthwaite. Sheila Martin, one of the members present was selected by the drawing of lots to be the model for the afternoon and was later the delighted recipient […]

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Our fabulous spring weekend gallery trip to Leeds 2018

March 23, 2018

On Friday the ninth of March we set off on our annual Spring Gallery Trip, this time to be based in city centre Leeds. Our first stop was at a brilliantly sunny Sheffield. Arriving in time for coffee, we were soon exploring the light and airy Millennium Gallery, housing a challenging exhibition of contemporary Art […]

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Liverpool 2018 gallery trip, the snow did not stop us!

March 5, 2018

In spite of a few doubts about the weather, and adverse road conditions meaning that some of our more rurally-based members could not attend, we set off for Liverpool as planned on Saturday 3rd March with a reduced but enthusiastic party. We drove through a rather snowy Shropshire landscape but in the good hands of […]

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Autumn Exhibition 2017 – our winner!

October 10, 2017

What a lovely day we were blessed with for our Autumn Exhibition Social at The Bear Steps Gallery, and we had a great turn out! Members and guests viewed the exhibition over a glass of wine and nibbles. It was a very happy occasion. Our Adjudicator for the R Harrison and H Walker Prize was […]

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It’s a floral start to the Saturday Workshop season!

September 8, 2017

The Society’s season of Workshops and Classes was launched on Saturday September 2nd when the Saturday Workshop members met for the first time this season. A colourful display of flowers brought mainly from members’ gardens provided the subject matter for our painting and a consideration of two different traditions of Flower Painting. The session began […]

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Liverpool, Tate, Dix and Sander make a wonderful day for the SAS!

July 26, 2017

Liverpool was the chosen venue for this year’s Annual Summer Gallery visit. 40 members and friends arrived at the Tate Liverpool in time for coffee on a glorious sunny morning. The main focus of the visit was an exhibition of the work of the German artist, Otto Dix and his contemporary, the photographer, August Sander. […]

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Summer Exhibition 2017 – we have a winner!

June 27, 2017

The Annual Exhibition Summer Social was held on Saturday 25th June in Trinity Chapel at St Mary’s Church. At this well attended event, members and friends were able to view the work on display, enjoy drinks and meet some of the artists. They were welcomed by the Chairman, Wilf Langford who thanked John Willetts for […]

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Join us on Facebook!

June 2, 2017

At the beginning of May 2017, we launched two Groups on Facebook. The first group is called ‘Shropshire Art Society – Members’ (click HERE to visit the Group and once there, click JOIN). You will need to be ‘signed up to’ and logged into Facebook to see the page. This is a ‘closed’ group, with […]

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