Chariman of LAS Vernon Lever
tea break

Chairman Vernon Lever and members socialising during the tea break
Lavenham Art Society Programme 2019 - 20

JANUARY 16th FRANCES VINCENT Graphite Frances draws lifelike depictions of animals and pets using graphite pencils. Her skill is being able to capture the life and personality of the animals she draws.

FEBRUARY 20th BRIN EDWARDS Acrylic Much of Brin’s inspiration comes from the beautiful Suffolk countryside in which he lives. He depicts the natural world in a loose and atmospheric way but also illustrates the natural life around him in a more precise illustrative approach.

MARCH 20th A.G.M followed by Cee Biscoe; Talk

Cee is a Suffolk based children’s book illustrator beginning in 2008 when she illustrated “Gruff the Grump” by Steve Smallman for Little Tiger Press. In 2018 she has been working on a series of books for a U.S. client and was commissioned to illustrate a new series for another U.S. publisher. She will talk about her methods and the process of producing illustrations.

APRIL 17th Sue Williams and John Shave; Mixed Media

It should be quite an evening watching these well known artists work together! John is a member of the esteemed Wapping Group of Artists and the East Anglian Marine Artists. He paints in a modern impressionistic style. Sue was SAA Artist of the Year in 2013. She works in Acrylic inks, watercolour or pen and ink.

MAY 15th Margaret Glass: Pastel

Margaret returns for another of her wonderful pastel paintings. She is one of the leading pastellists today and is a member of the English Pastel Society.

JUNE 19th Ian McManus: Watercolour

Ian took up painting in his late 40’s, working first in acrylics then oils before turning to watercolour. His style is direct application of paint with no overlay of washes, aiming for transparency in his work. He runs regular workshops and holds an annual one man exhibition in Newmarket.

JULY 17th Christine Lester: Mixed Media

Christine’s recent work concentrates on the Deben estuary and it’s lively, constantly changing scenes of people and birds going about their daily lives. She runs weekend and day courses in a range of subjects. Christine is a member of the Society of Feline Artists.

AUGUST 10th-26th ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION Lavenham Church

SEPTEMBER 18th Martin Sexton: Watercolour

Martin is based in Sheringham and his watercolours reflect his deep affection for the North Norfolk countryside. He is widely known as one of Norfolk’s most popular watercolour artists.

SEPTEMBER 21st Christine Lester Watercolour Workshop 10.00 - 16.00

Christine gave a demonstration in July, now she is returning to give a workshop, members will have the opportunity to learn from her techniques and put into practice her advise.

OCTOBER 16th Carole Massey: Acrylics

In 2014 Carole’s portrait of Sir Charles Bean, retiring Deputy Governor of the Bank of England was chosen as his official portrait to hang in the Bank of England. Carole is a popular art tutor and she returns this evening to demonstrate a portrait in acrylics.

NOVEMBER 20th Marie Antoniou: Acrylics

Marie returns for another of her stunning works in acrylic. Well known for her unique depiction of wildlife which have earned her numerous awards and accolades. Marie explores traditional subject matter with a more contemporary approach to painting.

DECEMBER 4th CHRISTMAS LUNCH ( Venue to be advised)


JANUARY 15th Peter Partington: Charcoal

Lavenham Artist Peter is a well known wildlife artist and illustrator. His work is widely collected and he has had many exhibitions both in Britain and abroad. He has illustrated many books and is now working on a major full colour volume on the birds of Suffolk. He works in watercolour, oils, drypoint etchings and sculpts in clay. Tonight’s demonstration is in charcoal.

FEBRUARY 19th Reg Siger: Ink/Acrylics

Reg is well known to all of us and his paintings are a focal point at our annual exhibition. He is a self-taught artist who specialises in depicting old cottages, farmhouses, village and town scenes. He will be demonstrating his unique style of painting by making an ink drawing ‘filled in’ in acrylic paints.