Sunday, 30 November 2014

Newton New Members

Four new members have joined the Newton Art Group in the last few months and so I thought you may like to know a little bit about them and their pictures.

First up is Sue Nettleton, who is new to the area and joined us at the end of the summer.  Studying art to A level at school she has continued that interest to the present day. These two pictures are ones that Sue  submitted to the recent York Art Society exhibition.

Blue Eyes by Sue Nettleton

The Lady by Sue Nettleton

Next is Lynda Baker who joined us just a few weeks ago. Lynda describes herself as a self taught artist who has attended many workshops and art courses over the years including nine years studying Life Drawing. She tells me she is on the look out for some young, hunky men for models!

Cauldron Cove by Lynda Baker

Shaft of Light by Lynda Baker

Graham Rogers also joined Newton in the summer after visiting our May exhibition.  Lin immediately saw his potential and he soon became a member of the committee where he is now Secretary.  Graham has painted since boyhood but recent retirement has given him the time to pursue his passion for painting. He considers himself to be an amateur and enjoys painting in watercolour and acrylics. His favourite discipline of the moment is the ‘wet on wet oils’ style of painting by Bob Ross.

Surf Rider by Graham Rogers

Winter Walkies by Graham Rogers

Finally, our most recent new member is Luisa Holden, a very talented York based artist. She trained at the North Wales School of Art and Design and has exhibited throughout Yorkshire, Chester, North Wales and Scotland. She has also taught painting and drawing via the University of York Continued Learning through Education programme.  Luisa works in acrylics, watercolours, pastels and mixed media in a loose representational style.  She is currently working on a series of Yorkshire Landscapes.

Autumn Fields by Luisa Holden

Strensall Common by Luisa Holden