Themed Displays by IEA President

“I am delighted to be continuing my arrangement of having an on-going exhibition of recent paintings in The Gallery, Picturecraft in Holt.  Rather than show a mixed selection of painting subjects, as I have been doing, I have decided this year to present themed displays, with works within a theme being changed regularly and then exchanged for an alternative theme the…

Watercolour Workshop

I am delighted that our member Ian McManus has agreed to run a watercolour workshop in Ely on 8th and 9th April for the IEA. Having seen him demonstrate, I can guarantee that all water-colourists, even those who would like to become water-colourists, will find his teaching hugely encouraging and positive.  Ian has an instinctive eye for good design and…

Jody Lawrence – Photographer

Calling all IEA Members – Would you be interested in having some of your worked photographed professionally? Then look no further we have someone right on our doorstep who would be happy to help.  Jody Lawrence offers a complete artwork photography service for all 2d and 3d artwork including pictures behind glass and even artists at work! If several Members…

Portrait Painting

The long-awaited portrait sketch day went ahead as planned in The Gallery on Friday 11th November, with Bob Brandt tackling the challenge of producing four, half-hour portraits in acrylics of Val’s husband Bernard. As the weather was not good, a huge audience was not expected, but sessions two and three in particular were well attended by  an enthusiastic group of…

President’s News

I’m just back from a family holiday in Belfast, during which I was able to visit the Royal Ulster Academy annual exhibition in the fantastic Ulster Museum. Coming fresh from our own Open Exhibition it was good to have the chance to compare the quality of the work we were able to show with that put on view, in its…

Portrait Painting Demonstration

If you are interested in painting portraits from the model – no photography involved – then you may wish to attend The Gallery Picturecraft during Friday, 11 November when for most of the day IEA president, Bob Brandt, will be painting a series of sketch portraits from our kind volunteer Bernard,  using acrylics. Though he is not taking bets, Bob estimates…

SPLASH @ Mall Galleries, London

Splash! – A unique exhibition of paintings (November 8 -13) by members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. All proceeds will go towards the RI’s educational projects and the production of the first ever book about the Institute’s illustrious history.  Part of the exhibition will showcase paintings by members many of which will not previously have been…

“A Fine Art Display”

Open Exhibition 2016 News A recent comment received from Marion Eastick in the Eastern Daily Press (Monday 24 October – Opinion and Comments pg 27) I was visiting Holt yesterday with two art loving friends, when by chance we came across a wonderful exhibition at The Gallery Picturecraft, in Lees Yard.  It is the annual open exhibition by the Institute…

RUTH HILL MEMORIAL AWARD

Open Exhibition 2016 News This years “Ruth Hill Memorial Award” sponsored by The Gallery, Holt has been given to not one picture, but to a set of three acrylics on boards.  The “Retro Toy Series” by artist Derek Blois BA (Hons) IEA will feature on a set of cards in due course. These paintings are currently on display as part of the…

Vice-President’s Award 2016

Open Exhibition 2016 News The “Vice-President’s Award” of one year’s subscription to the International Artist magazine was made to David Talks EAGMA for his watercolour painting “Irises in The Luberon”. This painting is currently part of the IEA Open Exhibition display now showing at The Gallery, Holt until Tuesday 25 October.

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