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SWAS In The 21st Century

Founded 1887


Membership of the Society is currently around 170 with amateur and professional painters such as Arnold Lowrey who has been painting for 40 years. He has regular exhibitions of his paintings in the South Wales Area and has had work accepted and exhibited in the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.

‘Girl in Sunglasses’ , acrylic By Jan Robinson

Sculpture in 3D by Nigel Ashton

Intaglio Print by the late Sheila Clark

Derrick Turner Prize: Sheila Beames receiving her award from Professor Glyn Jones

Abstract by Norman Robertson CBE

‘Old Fella’ in acrylic by Arnold Lowry

SWAS members relaxing on location in Paris in 2011

Paul Arnott, another of our professional members, is a south Wales based artist, living in Cardiff. He has been painting in watercolours for many years, and has been demonstrating his method at local art groups and societies. He is also a digital artist bringing practical art into the 21st century.

Digital painting by Paul Arnott

All types of painting media are used by our members as well as sculptures, embroidery, wood carvings, printing and digital art.

Results of members work completed at a workshop by professional artist Ray Balkwill.

Painting on location in Paris

Watercolour demonstration at the Society’s studio. To ensure everyone can see what the demonstrator is doing, the demonstration is projected onto a large screen.

Masterclass workshop tutored by professional artist John Hoar.

Painting of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh by Dr Eli Absi.

Members on a day trip to the London art galleries

Embroidery by Jane Patten


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