Haslemere Art Society

founded in 1894

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Our President Roger Dellar PS RI ROI started our 2020 Programme with a demonstration using only one small palette knife. Roger painted a very contemporary view of a local landscape. The demonstration was a masterclass, much appreciated by members and guests.


Our Christmas party is always an informal evening, enjoyed by many members.
Liz Goodwin won the Prosecco prize for the “favourite Christmas card”.



Workshop with Roger Dellar. These workshops are very popular. This time “A Rainy Day with Reflections and Umbrellas” was enjoyed by all participants and produced some lovely work. “Wet and Windy” by Sylvia Clewer.



In October Will Dyke’s talk about Lino cutting was most interesting and we enjoyed watching Will’s image of Robinson Crusoe evolve from his first drawing to his final print.



In July Lynne Friel gave us a very practical demonstration on how to prepare artwork for an exhibition. Members had a chance to experiment with various framing materials in order to show their paintings in the best possible “light”.
Lynne was back in September for another talk about pigments and colours. Members had fun grinding pigments and make tempera paints with egg yolks!


“Painting in Town” is our annual event to draw attention to the HAS and our September Exhibition. 9 members turned up with their brushes and sketchbooks and a handful of members to support the event on Saturday 24th. Brezetta was the patient sitter for Roger Dellar and Clare Bowen who each produced an interesting painting! Many thanks to all!

JULY 2019

Ronnie Ireland’s workshop “Every Painting tells a Story” was mainly based on stories from literature. Brezetta Thonger is focussing on “King Arthur”. A variety of interesting work was produced, thanks to Ronnie’s inspiration and motivation.

JUNE 2019

The workshop by Julia Cassels “Loose and Lively in Watercolours” was most enjoyable.
There was a great selection of elephant photos to choose from. The result of the day was a variety of wonderful work of these beautiful animals.
Here is a baby Elly taking its first water bath (Kaja van Walt)


The AGM was a very lively evening. Since our President Roger Dellar was abroad members chose Joanne Thomson’s painting “On the Beach” as this year’s winner of the President’s Prize. Last year’s winner David Pattenden handed over the trophy to Joanne. Catherine Bullock was the runner up with a collage of beach finds.


MAY 2019

Neville Lyons gave a fascinating talk “British War Artists of the Second World War”.
Paul Nash (Painting: the Battle of Brittain) was one of the many artists documenting the war in paintings.
This talk was organised by the Haslemere Art Society as part of the Haslemere Festival.

APRIL 2019

The Three Painters Painting evening in April was a great success. It is our evening where members and non members meet in a relaxed atmosphere to learn about the HAS and our activities. Many thanks to Roger Dellar, Colin Wilson and David Pattenden for their contribution in making this evening so enjoyable.

A very busy workshop: “Pastels but not as you know them”. Ric Holmes introduced members to various techniques in working with pastels, resulting in several street scenes with yellow truck!

MARCH 2019

Tim Gwyther gave us an insight in life, mainly in Paris, in the Bohemian art world during “La Belle Époque”, (1871-1914) and the transition from traditional painting to the modern style of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.


Alex Roch showed us her use of water based oils in painting a seascape. Here she creates a view towards the Isle if Wight.


Daphne Jefferis opened our year with her talk “Windows in Art”. This was a  very interesting presentation, richly illustrated about windows “looking in or looking out” in many works of art throughout the centuries.


Our Christmas Party on the 6th December was a jolly evening with lots of members enjoying good company and a glass of wine! Clare Bowen won the vote for “favourite Christmas card”. It was a lovely evening to round off a very successful HAS year.


Workshops by our President Roger Dellar are always very popular. The most recent one, painting a “ Snowy Scene”, produced lots of interesting paintings by the 15 participants.

This is a snowy woodland scene by Elaine Hetem.

Bill Pullen gave an interesting talk on the “Development in Abstract Painting”. This is Bill’s own work “Tree Urchins”, a mixed media collage on Khadi paper.


Max Hale talked us through the process of painting a portrait in oil. Many thanks to Drummond Russell, our very patient sitter.


Jake Winkle created with seemingly simple brush strokes a bold painting, full of energy, in his demonstration “Light and movement in Watercolours”.  An inspiration for us all.

JULY 2018

Workshop with Stephen Foster: “Landscape to Abstract”. After a demonstration by Stephen the 13 participants produced their own abstract work with acrylics or water based oils. Here Stephen discusses with Sue Lambot her painting and is very complimentary!

JUNE 2018

“Turner” by Steve Carroll, a very  interesting and entertaining talk.
Steve gave a short demonstration, with the help of his paintbox and a bucket of water, showing how Turner might have treated some of his paintings by dipping his paper in water!

2018 AGM

At the AGM of the Society on the 7th June The Society’s President Roger Dellar ROI PS RI chose David Pattenden with his interesting painting on the subject of “Working the Land” as the winner of the President’s Prize.
Congratulations to David.


MAY 2018

On the 24th May Tony Parsons gave a very lively and informative demonstration of his use of oils. Apart from being a full time artist Tony drives the Brighton Lifeboat. No wonder that water and boats feature in many of his interesting works. We all enjoyed the demonstration thoroughly.



The Spring Soirée in April was the perfect occasion for members to get together and see what goes on in the Society.
Clare Bowen who mainly works Plein Air painted a vase with daffodils, Mike Topham showed his intricate craft of making his humorous wirework and Rachel Vitolo gave a demonstration of working with fluid acrylics and resins.
This Spring Evening is now a successful annual event where three members show their particular interest and skills in art.


APRIL 2018

It seemed a little alarming when Ric Holmes started his demonstration “Beyond the Pure Pastels” with a roller and Chinese ink. The result of the Chiswick bridge in Pastel turned out to be very interesting and colourful.

MARCH 2018

Julia Cassels’ demonstration of “Loose and Lively Flamingoes” in watercolour and ink showed how she creates beautiful atmospheric paintings with a minimal light touch of her brush. We are delighted that Julia has agreed to hold a workshop for the HAS next year. Date to be confirmed.


Sue Bradley’s workshop “Marine in Line and Wash” produced a selection of interesting results of the well known Seven Sisters coast line in East Sussex. Painting by Sheila Carr.


Daphne Jefferies gave an interesting lecture “Trees in Art” illustrated with many photographs of works by artists throughout the centuries. Here is a recent oil painting of trees in “Morning Meadow” by Clare Bowen.


Roger Dellar paints usually in oils, but he did not at all seem to be out of his comfort zone when he gave us a demonstration titled “Watercolours, an Adventurous approach”.



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