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Our next meeting

Our next meeting is a demonstration on 30th April by Joe Dowden on ‘Water in Watercolour’.

Previous meetings

For reports of this year’s previous meetings, please click here.

Derrick Turner Images

Please see all the galleries for the Derrick Turner competitions from 2017 onwards.

Unfortunately, as these images were taken on the evenings, not all the information (artist, title, medium) was available to me - I should be grateful therefore if you would contact me if you can add any more details.

The images also may contain reflections, which is sometimes unavoidable. If you have a better image that you would like to be used, please send it to me and I shall change it.

Photo Album

I have added a new feature to the website - ‘Photo Album’. This is intended to show photographs from the Society’s archives, going back up to about 40 years ago! If you have any photographs which you think may be of interest or you can help to identify past members shown in photographs already posted, then please let us know. You can find Photo Album here. More photos will be added in due course.


The latest newsletter (and earlier ones) can be downloaded here.


A full programme of events for 2024 can be found here. Many thanks to our programme secretaries, Claire Sadlier and then David Kirkham, for organising this.

Monday Painters

You can also paint at the Monday Painters - more details here

Annual Exhibition 2024

Our Annual Exhibition this year at Turner House Gallery has now closed.  

A total of 106 paintings (including 3 miniatures) were hung in the exhibition. For a report and list of winners, pleaseclick here.

Many thanks to Pam and Eli for all the work involved in putting on this exhibition.

Watercolour Workshop

There will be a 2-day watercolour workshop with professional artist Joe Francis Dowden on 29-30 April 2024. Please click on the image for further details.


Members Gallery

Members may have any of their painting images posted here and these may be for sale if you wish. However, please see the note below re sales. If you have any images you would like posted in this gallery, please send them to the Website Manager. The Members’ gallery is online here.


The constitution has also been placed on the website here.


SWAS cannot undertake to sell paintings through this website. If we receive  any requests to buy paintings, the prospective buyer will be put into contact with the appropriate artist. Please see here.