Member Mike Murtagh's article in the SAA magazine, May 2017
Member Mike Murtagh's article in the SAA magazine, May 2017



For the 3rd successive time Member Chris Cole has designed the glass award for the winner of the biennial Wilfred Owen Association Poetry Award - for 2016 (in 2014 Sir Andrew Motion, 2012 Gillian Clark). This year his masterpiece was awarded to Dame Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, and Chris's design was inspired by her poem 'The Christmas Truce'.




Elef Art - New art supplies shop in Stockbridge, Hampshire

Recommend you visit and see what they stock and what they might be able to do or get for you.




Member John Afflick has a new print: Little Monkey to Rock Ape.

More information can be found here


Life Member and Past Chairman Alix Baker's 'Veterans, The Stade, Hastings' has won Special Merit Award in the online Figurative Art Exhibition of Light Space & Time. 612 entries from 26 countries, 10 top winners then Special Merit.



Members Matthew Cook and Douglas Farthing are two of the artists in this new publication.  Over the centuries, artists have experienced and recorded wars.  This valuable book adds to those records.



Life Member Alix Baker's 'Gornergrate railway above Zermatt' has received Special Recognition in the March 2016 Landscape competition run by the Light Space & Time online art gallery - 738 entries from 28 countries.


With this triple portrait Associate Member David Sandell was a Finalist in 2015 International Portrait Awards in Atlanta USA, with the Portrait Society of America.




Associate Member David Sandell has a chapter in this 2016 publication 'Draw Portraits in Colored Pencil' by Ann Kullberg  - The triple portrait on the Home page is by David.



Congratulations to Member Linda Franklin on an outstandingly successful Battersea Affordable Art Fair - 6 paintings sold and 2 commissions - with





Member Liz Balkwill is running a portrait workshop.  Liz is a superb artist. 

For more information





Member Rupert Godesen has published a useful handbook

For more details



Congratulations to Member Liz Balkwill for winning the the painting prize at the annual painting event held during the 2015 exhibition of the ROI at the Mall Galleries.



Member Hugh Beattie interviewed about his December 2015 exhibition 'London Ancient and Modern'.  The video can be found on his Facebook page



Where, Oh where is Hombiss the Hare?
An enchanting book for a gift to a young child. Illustrated by Member Richard Salter, author is his aunt. Also available through



Associate (now Member) Simon Young, winner of the Artist Papers prize 2015 is interviewed by the company





Associate (now Member) Richard Salter reaches the final of the BBC's Big Painting Challenge 2015