Mike Swinney receiving his award for the Shafto Prize 2014
Mike Swinney receives the Bob Miller Prize 2016
Phyll Bryning with the winning Shafto Prize 2016
Jacqui receives the Bob Miller Prize 2017
A little about ourselves
If you simply want to see what we are about, enjoy exploring. We hope you find the site interesting. If you enjoy painting and would like to develop your skills with like minded-people in a relaxed, amiable atmosphere then read on. Deerness Art Group may be the place for you. All levels of ability are welcome, including beginners, Read all about us on the next page. Just click on the link to "About Us". In addition to painting with oils, water colour and acrylics some of our members paint on silk, practice calligraphy or embroider so we try to be inclusive. We love to see new faces so don’t be shy, warm welcome awaits you. Below are some of the events coming up in the immediate future. If you feel tempted to join for a trial day, then please go to the Contact Us page.
Several people have joined us this year and we wish them a warm welcome and many happy years of painting.
As 2017 progresses, our events calendar is fuller than ever. Our exhibition in the cafe on Palace Green is now finished as is our exhibition at the Botanic Gardens. Members also took part in our Painting Challenge, this year at Hardwick Park on the 11th May when the Bob Miller Trophy was awarded. This year's winner was Jacqui Robson who is pictured below with her award . We are now taking bookings for our next residential visit to Shepherds Dene in October and looking forward with renewed energy to an exciting programme of exhibitions and tutors. In May we welcomed Ian Maguire, master framer, to talk to us about the pitfalls of getting it wrong and how we can enhance our work. This was very interesting last time he came so I hope that those who missed him last time were able to get there.
We are all looking froward to going to the Great North Art Show which is held in Ripon Cathedral. The trip is open to members and their friends and families and costs £15 perched for the bus. There is plenty of free time in Ripon and lots of opportunity for some retail therapy. The money must be paid no later than 13th August.