Welcome to the Fairford Art Society (FAS)
We are a group of enthusiastic leisure painters who meet every month to share ideas, techniques and motivation. The society has been active now for over 35 years, so has many years of experience behind it. Besides our monthly meetings we have social occasions and annual exhibitions.
Where do we meet?
The Fairford Community Centre, High Street, Fairford, Gloucestershire.
The society has a membership of about 35 living in Fairford and the surrounding area.
The last outdoor painting session of the year will take place on Tuesday September 19th at Buscot Weir. Here's hoping for some sunshine!
The first meeting of the new season was a great success. A large audience of members new and old plus several visitors enjoyed an informative demonstration on the use of pen and ink by Graham Findlay
Due to the popularity of this summer's outdoor sessions, despite the weather, two more have been added. Sunhill and Buscot Weir. For images and more about what has happened see Events page.
At the July A.G.M, chairman Jill Skarda spoke of new projects during the year one of which was this summer's outdoor painting sessions which were going well despite variable weather.
She thanked Sallie Seymour for the organisation of the afternoon painting sessions which allowed members to develop their skills.
She finished by thanking the committee for all their work saying that the support, enthusiasm and ideas of all the members were essential for the continuing development of the society.
The meeting ended with a drinks and light refreshments.
The winner of the most popular picture at the recent exhibition was announced as Colin Morse
Jill Skarda won the A.G.M. competition of a picture of 'My Favourite Place'
A pop-up exhibition to coincide with the Air Tattoo is taking place in the Market Place Fairford, venue next to the Co-op. It will be open daily from 11th to 17th July
June exhibition at Fairford Centre
Opened by the Mayor of Fairford, here talking with President Wendy Robinson and Chairman Jill Skarda
Summer Outdoor painting
The first venue was Kempsford Manor with an excellent lunch provided by Ipek Williamson. Not the best day for outdoor work with early rain a very strong wind.
The gazebos did not last long in the gusty wind but everyone carried on regardless and a good day was had by all
See the events page for images of further venues
At the beginning of May members enjoyed a demonstration of flower painting with Sue Pollard which fitted in well as those who attend the afternoon workshops had been painting Spring flowers the previous week.
A busy time in April
Members have been exploring the potential of watercolour this month, firstly at a well attended Thursday evening session trying out experimental methods of creating colour and texture.
followed by a Saturday workshop with Paul Arnott
as well as lively afternoon painting sessions led by Sallie and Wendy
Exploring Abstraction during an afternoon session in February
Take a few lines
The first meeting of 2017 took the form of a working afternoon.
We welcomed two new members.
Sallie Seymour ran the session and there was much quiet concentration as members enjoyed interpreting a line drawing in their own choice of medium.
Gillian Skarda 01285740496