Wallingford and District Art Club are exhibiting as part of Oxfordshire Art Weeks from 13-15 May at the fabulous, light, and airy The Great Hall at Cholsey Meadows. View over 180 works using all painting media plus painted silks and other textiles, crafts and hand made jewellery, created by over 33 WADAC club members - from commercial artists to skilled amateurs.
Ranging from abstract to realist, the artwork on display reflects the style and preference of each individual artist. Similarly, the choice of media used varies and includes acrylics, ink, oils, watercolour, mixed media. So, whether you like still life or landscape, animals or florals, there should be plenty here to delight any visitor.
We are also holding free art workshops on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th from 10-11.30am, run by Cholsey artist Jo Wilson of “Art for All”. They cover learning from the Masters: an oil paint on canvas workshop looking at reproducing small sections of paintings by Monet. These workshop are aimed at people of any level of ability, complete beginners welcome.
The workshops are free but there are only 6 places available in each workshop, book early to avoid disappointment. To book email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are exhibiting in the spacious The Great Hall in Cholsey’s Fairmile development. The venue is well ventilated and Covid secure, with ample parking and disabled access. Complementing the artworks and gifts, we will offer a range of hot drinks and homemade cakes. So come along for a relaxed morning or afternoon out – and bring your friends and family!
WADAC has been encouraging artists in and around Wallingford since 1979. The club meets every Tuesday evening at Centre 70, Wallingford 7-9pm and hosts two separate tutored sessions every Tuesday (10am-1pm for beginners/improvers and 2pm-5pm for improvers/advanced). We also hold regular tutored workshops, demonstrations by professional artists, Plein-air painting days, exhibitions, and social events. Visit www.wallingfordartclub.org.uk
WADAC has around 50 members, around 30 of whom will be exhibiting as part of Oxfordshire Art Weeks. Highlights from just a few of our artists include:
Pam Sandhu-Dickens enjoys creating loose, atmospheric paintings in watercolour and bold, expressive paintings in vibrant acrylics. With both, the aim is to capture the essence of the subject while leaving areas undefined in order to engage the viewer’s emotions and imagination.
Carole Kettle uses oils and watercolours, painting evocative landscapes and street scenes. Many of her paintings capture people at play or rest and are delightfully sunny in nature.
Geoff Johnson’s flowers, landscapes and the changing seasons are all portrayed in vivid colour and great depth.
Gavin Peacock works in oils and acrylics and typically demonstrates strong compositions, depth, tonal contrasts and plays with light. Think atmospheric.
Janet Roberts produces beautiful crafts - alcohol-inked jewellery and artworks, mini messenger bags made from upcycled fabrics, and hand painted silk scarves are just a few of the colourful works on show.
Rebekah Robinson creates dogs in oils, coloured pencils, pastels and charcoal, together with detailed miniature dogs and sheep in 3D needle-felting and larger dogs in amigurumi crochet.
Doreen Smith works in oil and has recently been experimenting with wax/oil to obtain texture. She paints landscapes, animals and still life.
Mark Wood is a well-known Wallingford artist, painting delightful, gentle watercolours of landmark local scenes. Recently he has focused on atmospheric acrylic landscapes – full of colour and bravado.