Nightfall by Jenny Gladding

Members monthly update – July 2020

Dear member,

I hope this finds you safe and well. In this update

  • The Val Carter Wildlife Competition – results and appraisal
  • Summer en plein air painting sessions
  • The Summer Sketchbook Challenge
  • Tuesday Painting Sessions – update

The Val Carter Wildlife Competition results

Congratulations to the winners of our 2020 virtual competition.  It was a very strong field of entries, the standard was extremely high, and the competition was tough!  

Winning Entry    Nightfall by Jenny Gladding

Runner Up          Sky Hunter by Mike Booth

Third Prize          Mighty Mouse by Elizabeth Randell

Highly Commended Certificates were awarded to Joe Coburn, Marion Priddy and Tina Shaw for their entries.

Well done everyone!      

Summer Painting days

With the gradual easing of the Government’s lockdown instructions our summer painting days have started!  It was great to see the first images shared from the Portchester sketching day – they are lovely!  You can see some on our website and our Facebook page.

 If you haven’t been to one of our outdoor painting sessions do go along. 

Summer Sketchbook Challenge

It’s week 9 of our Summer’s Challenge iand again thank you to those who have already shared their sketches with us.  If you’re joining in with our outdoor painting days why not submit some of your sketches.

We’ll be awarding a prize for the best entry so please take some pictures of your sketches from the summer and send them in to

Tuesday afternoon painting sessions and monthly demos

At the moment the halls we use for the weekly afternoon painting sessions and monthly demos are working through the government guidelines before reopening to ensure that they stay compliant and maintain safety for their users.

Although the hall management hope that they will be able to re-open our venues in September, before they can do this they will need to complete their own risk assessments, plan new cleaning regimes and work out the number of people that can safely meet in their halls. Any decision to reopen would need to be agreed by the relevant Churchwardens.

We will update you as soon as we know more.

Enjoy your painting!