Our Latest Exhibition
Welcome to our new Exhibition which is a tribute to some of the popular artists we have exhibited in the past. We hope it brings back happy memories and that you enjoy it as much as we have had in preparing it.
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Gordon Hales RSMA RBA
(1916 - 1997)
Gordon Hales was born in Matlock in Derbyshire and studied art at Leicester College of Art and Northampton School of Art. He painted in oil, pastel and watercolour mainly marine subjects, ships, the sea , the Thames, men at work, the streets of London and half light. He was a member of the RSMA, the Royal Society of British Artists, member of the Wapping Group and the Langham Sketch Club, Artists Society and a founder of the London Muster of Artists. He lived in Watford in Herefordshire. He was President of the Wapping Group of Artists in 1997. Gordon died on 1st September 1997.
Emerson H Groom ARE
(1891 - 1983)
Emerson H Groom ARE who was trained in London and for some years was a freelance commercial artist. In 1945 he was elected an associate of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers. He produced a large number of etchings, many of which were exhibited in London and at The Royal Academy . Some were purchased for the permanent collections of provincial galleries. He has also painted murals the most important of them being in the Church of St. Phillip Neri, at Uckfield. Emerson Groom has always had a feeling for landscape. He was a member of the Wapping Group of Artists, with whom he exhibited regularly in London. When he moved to Lewes in 1954 he became member of the Brighton Art Club and his exhibits in the 1958 Sussex Artists Exhibition at Brighton Art Gallery were both oil paintings.
(1928 – 1984)
Peter was born in Surrey and lived latterly in Lower Stondon in Bedfordshire. He was a professional marine and landscape artist painting in the traditional style in oils, acrylics, and watercolours. For many years in the 50’s to the 70’s he had been painting in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, East Anglia and along the Thames. Peter preferred to paint outdoors enjoying the communion between painting and nature in all its seasons, and in translating direct statements from the subject, through eye and hand, to the canvas.
He was a member of the Wapping Group of Artists and exhibited regularly at the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibitions, the Chelsea Art Societies Exhibitions and widely elsewhere in this country and abroad. He won the John Goss prize at the 1984 Hertford Art Societies annual exhibition. Peter was well known to art societies and organisations throughout the country as a lecturer on painting and wrote the leisure arts volume on oil painting outdoors. He became very popular as an art demonstrator for Daler Rowney and as a member of Gallion painting holidays, tutor panel. His work has found a treasured place in many private collections, including that of the Royal Family.