Steyning Art Group picture raises £1,500

Patricia Gill with her pictures. Photo by Derek Martin D14461138a
Patricia Gill with her pictures. Photo by Derek Martin D14461138a

AN art exhibition covered in last week’s Herald was attributed to the wrong group.

The Herald has apologised to Steyning Art Group for wrongly stating the annual exhibition at the Steyning Centre was by Steyning Arts, an entirely separate group.

There was a fantastic turnout for the exhibition last Saturday, which included a poppy painting by member Patricia Gill, which was donated to Steyning and District Royal British Legion.

The lottery, for which the painting was the first prize, was drawn on Monday at the club’s centenary luncheon. Mrs Gill said the painting raised £1,500.

Steyning Art Group is made up of 12 diverse artists, who meet every Tuesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm at the Steyning Centre.

Mrs Gill said: “We are a private group and do not have a tutor, and therefore can assist each other and share ideas.

“We exhibit annually, along with smaller exhibitions throughout the year. During the summer months, we have painting out days, when we meet at various locations to paint the scenery.

“We also arrange outings and group lunches, including one at Christmas.

“We do not have a committee but the club is run democratically, which we have found to be very successful.”

There is a waiting list for membership but artists interested in joining the group are welcome to email steyningartgroup@gmail.com or call in to the Steyning Centre on a Tuesday morning for a coffee and chat.