RAMM Competition

RAMM Local Art, our submission selection

Thank you to everyone who entered work to represent the Art Society in the RAMM competition. It was amazing to see the enthusiasm and effort that members have put into this project.

There were 49 entries from which the panel selected 10 works that convey the theme Migration and show the wide range of creative talent in the society. Congratulations to all those who were selected.  Continue reading “RAMM Competition”

RAMM Exhibition

RAMM, Exeter Local Art show 2019

The competition itself is for local groups like TAS to compete for the opportunity to exhibit their members’ work in a prestigious venue in the centre of Exeter. The winning group will have their work hung professionally in a beautiful gallery where it will reach a wide audience. It is anticipated that the winning group will provide fifty pieces for the exhibition. All work must be wall mounted and must be offered for sale. Continue reading “RAMM Exhibition”

Summer Exhibition update & Allenby Award winner

Thank you to all the members that took part in the Summer Exhibition. Overall some very impressive work, which was reflected in the number of visitors (1,195) and total artwork sold making £3,900, which included 73 paintings, prints and 3 dimensional work, along with 209 cards. The visitors were very generous leaving £237 in donations. Yes! The exhibition was a great success.

Thank you to Joyce for facilitating the exhibition, Felicity our Treasurer who did a great job sorting out the finances and making sure everything balanced in the end, and artists were paid promptly. Thanks are also conveyed to Margaret and Di for sorting and paying out monies from the cards

Allenby Award. The picture that had the most votes was by Jane Farleigh. The trophy will be presented at the Christmas dinner.

Also thank you to all the people that helped with setting up, hanging, taking down, and opening / closing and to thank those members who exhibited their artwork for not removing it before 5:45pm on the last day. We had a last minute rush on sales up until 5pm.

Note: Affordable Art Fair date, set up Friday 30 Nov/ Friday 7 Dec

Mike Wall: Chairman

Keith Stott Demonstration

Keith Stott Demonstration


Teignmouth Art Society were treated to a demonstration using pastels by Keith Stott, SWAC on Friday  23rd February at Teign Heritage Centre.

Painting a Dartmoor scene from his own photograph, he showed the technique for painting a dramatic stormy sky and distant clouds.

He also answered questions from an audience eager to know how to improve their own pastel work.

Keith, lately of Kingsbridge, is a member of the South West Academy and now lives in Shaftesbury in Dorset. He returns to Kingsbridge monthly to run weekend courses at Harbour House Gallery. His work can be seen on the website www.artsofoak.co.uk.

The photo shows artist Keith Stott explaining his method to the Society. Contact Keith here


Jane Leitch Demonstration

Jane Leitch Demonstration


25 members of Teignmouth Art Society were entertained by Gidleigh artist Jane Leitch on Friday 9th February.

Jane demonstrated her way of painting a figure in oil paint and used a photo source of a farrier shoeing a horse that she had taken.

Jane is self taught, having started painting at the age of 50 after being encouraged by her mother to do so.

Having started on watercolour she soon moved on to pastel and oil painting, which she prefers.

She is in great demand for commissions of paintings of animals and family groups in both mediums.

More of her work can be seen at her website www.janeleitch.co.uk.

The Art Society hold fortnightly demonstrations by different artists throughout the winter at Teign Heritage Centre 

The photo shows Jane at her easel.


Wednesday Workshop – Rob Parish

On Wednesday afternoon members of Teignmouth Art society met at TAAG in Teignmouth for their fortnightly workshop. The session was led by Rob Parish an accomplished Pastel artist, Rob brought a variety of types of pastel to show and explained their differences in makeup and how you can have very hard to incredibly soft pastels for different types of mark making, he also brought a selection of papers which you can work on from relatively smooth to coarse.

Members were then given a black and white copy of a picture to have a go at themselves, after a few struggles getting used to the medium, a cup of tea and biscuits and more tips from Rob the end results were very good.

The Art Society next event is on Friday 10th November 7pm when there will be a demonstration by Dartmoor Artist Nick Collier at the Teign Heritage Center Teignmouth. Members and non-members are welcome.

Friday Demo – Lynda Kettle

Pastel Artist Lynda kettle from Sidmouth entertained members of Teignmouth Art Society when they met at the Teign Heritage Centre on Friday for their first demonstration of the autumn term.
Lynda introduced herself telling how she attended an Art School from the age of 16 and after attaining a degree in theatre design, she worked for a long time as a Production Designer for the BBC and was responsible for many major BBC television productions, including Angels, Tony Harte, Howards Way and Two Point Four Children to mention a few which most of the members could remember well. Since retiring from that very fast paced life Lynda has come to Devon to pursue the life of a Professional Artist.
During the demonstration Lynda gave hints and tips in working with pastel, passing out samples of different papers, with hints on how to use them to the best advantage, also ideas on how to preserve the chalky finish and the way to frame your finished pastel painting using a triple mount.
In the picture Lynda demonstrated she drew in the trees with white pastel and then proceeded to work down the picture from the sky using short strokes and very little blending just creating the effect of a spring day and water by layering the pastel.
The next demonstration will be a part practical evening with June James looking at portraits with the chance to work from live models. Friday 22nd September 7pm at the Teign Heritage Center.

Summer Exhibition 2017

Teignmouth Art Society

The Teignmouth Art Society Summer Exhibition is well under way, with a huge array of pictures, ceramics and cards.
The Society held a preview and presentation evening for members and guests. The judge was well known local artist Laura Wall, she gave a brief history of her artistic career beginning with winning a scholarship to Aberystwyth University in Fine Art, followed by her success with the series “Love at the Seaside” and “Goose” children books. Laura assured the artists she had worked through many of the different disciplines required to produce the types of work the members were showing. During the presentation Laura told each Artist what had appealed to her in the pictures she chose.
Martin Dutton the Society President, South West Academician chose his favourite picture and gave critique and encouragement to many of the Artists.
Paul Burgess, Mayor of Teignmouth accompanied by his wife Nicky had great difficulty choosing their favourite picture, but made a great choice in the end.
These are the winning Artists and categories.
Lewis Cook Award – Best Overall Entry Elaine Best, Commended, Richard Juniper
Margaret Howell Award – Flowers Sue Evans, Commended, Felicity Hughes
Margaret Webb Award – Most Innovative Jirka Ptacek Commended, Kerry Broomhead- Brown
Marjorie Mathews Award – Portrait or Figure Angie Joy Jenner, Commended: Keith Bowcock
Dawn &John Fricker Award – Landscape Paul Jeffries, Commended, Jeanne Girling
Albert Smith Award – Marine Painting Andy Tapper, Commended, Jan white
Jennifer Jenkins Award – 3d Sculpture Carol Courtier, Commended, Jon Watson
David and Jill Harrison Award for Abstract Work Elaine Best, Commended, Shan Roberts
Alan Cotton Award – President’s Choice Paul Jeffries
Jean Beatty Award Guest of Honour’s Choice Kerry Broomhead-Brown
The winning artwork is all labelled, come and see if you agree with the Judges and cast your vote for the best in show award.
The Exhibition at the Victoria Hall in Shaldon is free to enter and open every day 10am until 5pm on 22nd August.