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From the Banks of the Thames to Other Places

September 13, 2019


The exhibition, ‘From the Banks of the Thames to Other Places’ runs from Wed. 18th. Sept. to Sun. 29th Sept. at the Robert Phillips Gallery at the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Manor Road Walton. It features scenes along the Thames and Wey but ventures further afield to other areas such as Italy and the Mediterranean. It also includes drawings done at Chertsey Artists’ Thursday evening sessions from a live model.

The gallery location is here: https://riverhousebarn.co.uk/contact-us/

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Pastel Society Summer Workshops – August 2019

July 29, 2019


This will be the 7th year that Sue Relph NDD. ATD. PS. SGFA will be managing The Pastel Society’s Summer Workshops at St. George’s College. Weybridge. Surrey.
19 – 23 August 10.30 – 4pm (www.thepastelsociety.org.uk)

For her Life & Portrait Workshop ( all levels of experience welcome) Tuesday 20th August – Sue has booked two excellent models Natasha and Lisa.

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This day an opportunity for everyone to experiment with any dry medium and refresh their personal creative journey with demonstrations and refreshment throughout the day.

Sue can be contacted for booking a place and any information on –

01344 890 883

07711 360 379


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Summer Exhibition

June 22, 2019


This was our first exhibition since the move from Windsor Street and was held in June at The Orangery, at Squires Garden Centre in Halliford Road over a weekend. The exhibition was staged to make locals aware of our community and it’s new base in Sunbury at the Riverside Arts Centre. We hope they liked what they saw and come and join us at one our three weekly sessions or our two monthly Saturday sessions. We had a display of Portrait and Life studies to show what we do.
The venue proved popular with artists who liked the good light, high ceiling and amount of wall space allowing more and larger artworks to be hung. We had over 120 quality artworks on show and the hanging was professional and impressive.
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Exhibition_2019_11Ready for opening.

Exhibition_2019_05Winner of the Sheila Hudson Colour Prize: Still Life with Lobster by Lisa Roissetter.

Exhibition_2019_06Winner of the Barrie Novell Life and Portrait Prize: “Caught in the Footlights” by Avis Al-Rikabi
The David Wentworth award for composition went to Mike Smith for “The Multi Storey”


Barrie Novell was a much loved model known to many of our artists who died shortly before the  exhibition. A part of the space was dedicated to Barrie with pictures of him from all of our sessions.

The exhibits were a mixture of priced and not for sale items. Visitors interested in a particular picture or artist are invited to leave details so the artist can contact them after the event. We do not take any commission.We would like to thank Squires for the use of The Orangery, their helpful staff and great coffee.”

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In Memoriam – Barrie Novell

June 21, 2019


Drawings and paintings of the well-loved model Barrie who sadly passed away on 23rd May 2019.

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AGM – Thursday 27th June 2019

June 12, 2019


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the nineteenth ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Company will be held at Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames on Thursday 27th June 2019 at 7.30pm.


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting
  3. Chairman’s Report
  4. Presentation of the Accounts
  5. Appointment of Auditor
  6. Election of Directors
  7. Any other business


Dated: 6th June 2019

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Art Exhibition

April 30, 2019




Saturday 15th June 9.30– 5.30pm / Sunday 16th June 10.30- 3.00pm Admission free


Our club exhibition will take place in The Orangery at Squires Garden Centre, Halliford Road, TW17 8SG on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2019.

Come and see some of our finished works.

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Oil and Acrylic Painting Courses

February 10, 2019


Tutor: Caroline BaysCarolineBays2018Courses


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.

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

Monday 25th February – 8th April ’19 (7 weeks) Fee: £112-
10am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.00pm

Please chose either a morning or afternoon class.

For more information or to book a place please phone: Mobile: 07814 285789 or email: carolinebays@googlemail.com

To reserve your place please send the full amount 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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Friday Evening Portrait Sessions’ Video

December 22, 2018


A video by Nerissa Deeks and Joe Smith of Friday evening portrait sessions at the Riverside Arts Centre in Sunbury.

Chertsey Artists – 3 Weeks, Week 1: Nerissa Deeks from Joseph Smith on Vimeo.

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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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Success at 2015 Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition

May 4, 2015


'Andrew looking down' Egg tempera 35.6 x 31.1 cm by Antony Williams

‘Andrew looking down’ Egg tempera 35.6 x 31.1 cm by Antony Williams

So much success for Chertsey Artists at the 2015 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Mall Galleries exhibition: Caroline Bays, Andrew Hitchcock, Robin Lee-Hall and Antony Williams all exhibited…
Keep creating!!

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