HWG Artists in the Gallery: Chris Baker, Freda Blayney,
Maureen Bocking, Cathy Burkinshaw, Ruth Edwards,
Edmund Gordon, Erna Green, Oonagh Hodges, Shirley Hodgson,
Sara Kaye, Gianna Lapini, Sue Lees, Helena Lezard, Arvind
Limaye, Vivian Manthel-French, Ruth Margolis, Brenda
McDowell, Ulla Mead, Pam Meffan, Andrew Riley, Philip
Sanderson, Charlotte Stephenson, Vanessa Whinney, Jill
Wilkinson, Mary Williams.
|Sue Lees is showing a collection of watercolours, including |
this one of the arts and crafts style Queenswood Lodge, in the Queenswood Cafe until Thursday 21 December.
The Cafe is in the Queenswood Lodge, which was rescued from dereliction and the threat of demolition in the 1990s by local residents. The cafe serves excellent homemade food and is open 10am - 4pm on weekdays, 9am - 5pm at weekends.
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The HWG is joining with our parent organisation, The Highgate Society, for their Weekend Opening on 7 and 8 October to demonstrate to the general public decades of work protecting local architecture and community assets, as it is 50 years since the Highgate Conservation Area was established.
A number of our members have been out and about the last few
months painting both the gorgeous protected areas of Highgate,
and some of the buildings which are at risk of over-development which will destroy
aspects of their historic character.
We will be displaying photographs of our
artwork (many of the originals are at the framers as
they will be going into our November Exhibition),
and new HWG member Cathy Burkinshaw's painting of
the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution is
The Highgate Society will be showing
photographs of the Conservation Areas - Then and
|We are delighted to report that HWG
member Chris Baker has had her painting "Portmeirion"
(to right) accepted for hanging in this year's Sunday
Times Watercolour Competion.
We wish Chris the best of luck in the further stages of the Competition with her lovely painting. Successful entrants' work can be seen at the Mall Galleries between 19 and 24 September, full details here: https://sundaytimeswatercolour.org/
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The Group was founded in 1980 as part of the Highgate Society
(www.highgatesociety.com) with the aim of enabling
enthusiastic watercolour painters to work together in an
informal friendly atmosphere. We are a mixed bunch – some of
us have painted professionally over a lifetime (and are
members of top London art societies, and in one case, an
international art society), some are newer converts to the
joys of watercolours and other paper-based media. Some of us
also paint in oils and acrylics. We are
enthusiastic about a variety of subjects and really enjoy
painting buildings and townscapes, landscapes and seascapes,
still life, portraits, and, of course, Highgate and other
North London local scenes. If you are thinking
about buying art online, you may like to know that our work
is mainly affordable, and we welcome enquiries.
We are based in 10A South Grove (opposite Pond Square), Highgate, North London (the Highgate Society's premises), where we paint regularly on Thursdays, but we quite often go out and paint together either locally or further afield. We also have periodic visits from professional tutors and models.
We have an autumn show annually in Highgate, as well as
occasional much smaller displays. We also have a stall
at the Highgate Fair in the Square in June. There are
nearly 30 of us, and although our numbers are constrained by
the size of 10A Pond Square, we are always interested in
hearing from any experienced watercolour artists who would
like to join the Group. If you like the sound of the HWG,
please contact us or email our
Membership Secretary at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bear in mind that we have an annual membership fee,
currently standing at £55.
We now have our own gmail address, as follows: email@example.com