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Oil & Acrylic Painting Courses

August 25, 2018


CarolineBays2018CoursesTutor: Caroline Bays

These are inspiring painting courses designed to suit individual interests and abilities with advice on materials and techniques. The course begins by developing your core drawing & painting skills, exploring shapes and colour values in a still life; creating recession in a landscape; experimenting with painting techniques and learning about the traditional craft of painting.

Location: The Craft Room, Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames St, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5QF.

Monday 17th September – 29th October ’18 (6 weeks) Fee: £96-

Monday 5th November – 10th December ’18 (6 weeks) Fee: £96-

Please chose either a morning or afternoon class 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm ( no class on 22nd October)

For more information or to book a place please phone: Mobile: 07814 285789 or email:  To reserve your place please send the full amount  4 weeks before the start of the class to The Cottage, 8e Windsor St, Chertsey KT16 8AS. Please bring your own painting materials. (I will supply an environmentally friendly oil painting medium & brush cleaner for your use.) Tea & coffee provided. Please note the fee is non transferable to my other classes

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Change in venue for drop-in sessions

May 4, 2017


Due to the closure of the Windsor Street studios our open sessions have migrated to other venues. The majority of the sessions will now be held at the Riverside Art Centre in Sunbury:

Riverside Arts Centre,
56 Thames Street,
TW16 5QF

Note, the studio is across a courtyard via an alleyway to the right of the main entrance in a separate building with a green door with a sign “Riverside Craft Centre”. The studio is on the first floor to the left of the staircase. Toilets are on the ground floor to the right of the entrance.

See here for more details of the sessions.

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Antony Williams shortlisted for the BP Portrait Prize

April 20, 2017


Chertsey Artist Antony Williams has been shortlisted for one of the prizes in the BP Portrait Award 2017 for his portrait titled “Emma” .The prize winners will be announced on 20th June at an award ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery . For more information please go to


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Oasis Cafe in the Falkland Islands

February 23, 2017


Chertsey Artists members have helped contribute to the renovation of the The Oasis Cafe at RAF Mount Pleasant on the Falkland Islands. This is a facility for service personnel and is a CESSAC (Church of England Soldiers, Sailors, & Airmen’s Charity) Centre. A key driving force behind this project is Shannon Saise-Marshall who until fairly recently shared a studio at Chertsey Artists with her daughter Anabel. Military volunteers on site renovated the premises and Chertsey Artists members provided works of art to add to the ambiance. Fourteen works of art from our members now hang in the Oasis Cafe. Those members who contributed to this project were.

  • Nicky Browne
  • Pam Beck
  • Reeta Sarkar
  • Dodi Shariff
  • Meryl Somper
  • Ann Willson
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Christmas Exhibition 2016

December 3, 2016


Chertsey Artists will be holding their annual Christmas Exhibition at No Naked Walls gallery in Chertsey.The exhibition will run from Thursday 8th December 2016 to Saturday 10th December 2016 and is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily.

Private viewing is from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Wednesday 9th December.

No Naked Walls
6a Windsor Street
KT16 8AS

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Ottershaw Open Gardens – 2nd to 3rd July 2016

August 4, 2016


Chertsey Artists were invited to contribute to the Ottershaw Open Gardens in 2016 which took place on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of July 2016. A big thank you to all those who contributed work.




Details of the event are here.

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Antony Williams – New Solo Exhibition

June 2, 2016


Margaret at ninety-six
Antony Williams is having a solo exhibition of recent work at Messum’s 28 Cork Street, London from 27th June until 15th July 2016.
More information on the exhibition can be found at Messum’s website.

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Surrey Artists’ Open Studios 2016

May 4, 2016


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Chertsey Artists’ are taking part in Surrey Artists’ Open Studios this year. A total of 19 artists are providing open studios with work on display and for sale. The studios are all based at 6A Windsor Street, Chertsey KT16 8AS. They will be open over the weekends: 11th – 12th and 18th – 19th June 2016.

Full details are available on the SAOS website here.

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Students – enhance your portfolio

April 26, 2015


Are you aged 16 to 22 and looking to enhance your portfolio before an interview for college or university? If so, you may be interested in drawing or painting a model at one of the regular day, evening and weekend portrait or life courses and sessions run by Chertsey Artists.

Click here for more.

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Conté à Paris Prize Winner – Caroline Bays

April 13, 2015


Congratulations to Chertsey Artist member Caroline Bays who was awarded the “Conté à Paris” prize at the Pastel Society exhibition in February for the following work.

Rock Star - Caroline Bays

Rock Star – Caroline Bays


Rock star, (charcoal)

Other art works by Caroline can be viewed at her website:

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