Artists Offered Practical Painting Guidance – This Is Somerset

A group of artists based in Radstock is embarking on weekly meetings to study practical painting.

Subjects for the Somer artists, who include the Whisty Art Group, include painting with coloured inks, wax painting and painting on silk.

There will also be instruction in textured abstract work, and an ‘improve your drawing’ event, when guidance will be given on ways to introduce realistic perspective into drawings.

Somer Artists membership includes all levels of ability, from beginners to more experienced painters.

The group is planning to provide a venue on the Arts Trail, organised by another local group the Old Bakery Artists, between May 14 and May 18.

Secretary Peter Kirkland said: “It is hoped to assemble a display of some 50 framed paintings and drawings, some of which will be for sale.”

The group holds its weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 7pm in the Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton. The first one will be on Tuesday.

Mr Kirkland added: “The group is always interested in attracting new members.

“If you would like to join, possibly for a trial evening, do come along.”