Visit to Kelmscott Manor

Nick Shanagher reports that nine WADAC members joined the Watercress Painters on a visit to William Morris’s countryside home at Kelmscott Manor – near the source of the Thames – in April. Outdoor sketching was limited by a persistent cold wind and sharp showers. But we enjoyed visiting the house, which is filled with a […]

May 2024 demo: Coastal scenes in acrylics

Tuesday 21st May, 7.30pm, Centre 70 May’s live demo sees artist, Elizabeth Baldin, demo painting a coastal scene using acrylics. Elizabeth paints impressionist landscapes and seascapes in acrylics, concentrating on lively brushwork and dynamic colour combinations to depict the Berkshire countryside near her home or the coastal regions of Hampshire and Devon. These paintings are developed […]

Gallery visit: Heath Robinson

On Thursday 18 April, WADAC will visit the Heath Robinson museum and gallery near Pinner. The permament exhibition combines original artwork with books, photographs, film & digital media to tell the full story of Heath Robinson’s artistic career. The exhibition follows his career from art school in the 1890s, to his last works made during […]

Arts in Wallingford

18th-27th May – in and around Wallingford This May, Wallingford is a destination for art lovers with a showcase of work by local artists, makers and creatives. Visitors can follow an ‘Art Walk’ around the town to glimpse into artist studios, discover specially curated exhibitions and find original art adorning town centre businesses. This celebration […]

ARCHIVE: April 2024 demo: Street scenes in mixed media

Tuesday 16th April, 7.30pm, Centre 70 April’s live demo sees artist, Jessica Parker, demo paintings of street scenes used mixed media.  She describes her work as “abstract realism”, with a strong emphasis on the environment and man’s relationship with it. Her work often features derelict and abandoned buildings or structures, and she uses discarded materials […]

ARCHIVE March Demo: Woodland sketchbook

Tuesday 19th March 2024, 7.30pm, Centre 70 March’s live demo sees artist, Kieran Stiles, illustrate his methods of working outside, using mixed media on a woodland sketchbook scene. Kieran shows that working outside is a great way of capturing a brief moment in a very immediate way. Each is a unique expression of a particular […]

ArtWeeks Summer Exhibition

Wallingford & District Art Club’s (WADAC) Summer exhibition is on 25th and 26th May at Centre 70, the Kinecroft, Wallingford and is part of Oxfordshire ArtWeeks’ May event –  (WADAC is Venue 419). We are working alongside Wallingford Town Council to promote local artists and encourage visitors. At Centre 70 we will be displaying hundreds […]

Workshop: photo to painting in oils

On Saturday 23 March, WADAC held a one-day workshop with artist Paul Oakley giving a demonstration of taking a work from photo to painting in oils. Paul guided attendees through composition, and the importance of knowing what to include and omit from a photo. Attendees used a photograph supplied by Paul to consider techniques to […]

Christmas dinner success

Over 20 members enjoyed a two course Christmas dinner at The Dolphin on 19th December 2023. There was much talk of art, exhibitions and festive cheer! And Gavin Peacock’s fiendish art quiz tested us, with Andrew Petit being the worthy winner of chocolates, that he kindly shared out. Join us next year.

ARCHIVE: February 2024 AGM

Tuesday 20th January, 7.00pm, Centre 70 We held our AGM on 20 January 2024, where committee members, led by WADAC Chair, Nick Shanager, outlined the club’s achievements and finances for the previous year, and previewed forthcoming activities. Club member numbers have remained stable, with several leaving for healh or relocation reasons, but others joining to […]

ARCHIVE: Jan 2024 demo: Animal portrait

Tuesday 16th January, 7.30pm, Centre 70 January’s live demo sees artist, Claire Cross, create a portrait in acrylics of a badger from a photo she took at a wildlife centre. Claire will demonstrate how to block in colour and refine it; how to represent fur and how to give the animal a bit of character. […]

ARCHIVE: November demo: Watercolour Winter landscape

Tuesday 21st November, 7.30pm, Centre 70 November’s live demo sees artist, Jonathan Newey, create a winter landscape in watercolour line and wash. Jonathan is an award-winning artist with over 20 years’ experience in both drawing and painting. Born in Reading, he comes from a long line of artists and works in a wide range of mediums […]