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Each year we organise a range of interesting and diverse events:

THURSDAY ART GROUP SESSIONS meeting weekly 9:30am-12.30pm and 1pm-4pm when members come together at the Sea Cadets Hall to paint, create and enjoy workshops *

MEETINGS 7pm-9pm at the Sea Cadets Hall on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of most months for demonstrations, talks, competitions, critiques.  Guests are welcome to join us for a nominal contribution of £1 (scroll across for our full Dates for your Diary).

EXHIBITIONS in May at the Premier Inn participating in the Exmouth Festival and in the Autumn at Ocean for our major annual show *

TRIPS to a variety of art based events *

SOCIALS including a Summer Reception at Lee Ford and our Christmas Party at the Manor Hotel *

* Visit the PURSUITS page for details 

  • 02/04/2019
    April 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 2nd April from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    You might see a connecting element this month.  In the words of Keats 'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever'.

    C1 Finding Joy (Any Medium)

    C2 Botanical Flower Study (Watercolour Pens, any type of Pencil or Inktense)

  • 04/04/2019
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    Thursday Afternoon Break Out Sessions

    Thursday, 4th April from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    This week we are invited to join the Thursday Morning Group for a demonstration on using Pastels by Graham Cox followed by a free session in the afternoon.
  • 11/04/2019
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    Thursday Afternoon Break Out Sessions

    Thursday, 11th April from 4:00pm to 4:00pm

    Group Member, Cherry Ferris, is coming along at 2pm to give a short demonstration on using Gold Leaf followed by a practical session.
  • 16/04/2019
    April 2

    Janey Leitch Demonstration

    Tuesday, 16th April from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Janey is a Devon based artist specialising in commissioned animal portraits in watercolour, pastel or oils and exhibits marine landscape paintings.  For the Group she will demonstrate 'A Landsacpe Scene in Pastels'. 

    Find her Facebook page at

  • 25/04/2019
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    Thursday Afternoon Break Out Sessions

    Thursday, 25th April from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    This week we will be producing pieces to depict an 'interior' - could be a room or shed.  As usual join in for a short while, the whole afternoon, or take the opportunity to work on your own piece. 
  • 07/05/2019
    May 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 7th May from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Both topics with a focus on social units but clearly offering diverse scope for inspiration.

    C1 Family (Mixed Media)

    C2 Music Makers (Pen and Wash)

  • 21/05/2019
    May 2

    Donna Lawley-Hopson Demonstration

    Tuesday, 21st May from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    A graduate of Birmingham School of Art, Donna's recent work explores the issue of diminishing biodiversity and questions sentimental images of wildlife.  Her demonstration will provide an opportunity to see how she achieves her amazing images, which can be viewed by visiting, using outline drawing and oils.  
  • 04/06/2019
    June 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 4th June from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    A chance for expressing motion and/or the opposite?

    C1 Movement (Pastels)

    C2 The Sea (Acrylic or Oil)

  • 18/06/2019
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    Tracey Rapson Demonstration

    Tuesday, 18th June from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Tracey is a local artist, member of Exmouth Art Group, and has has been practising watercolour for many years.  She will be demonstrating her love of bright, bold and complementary colours to express the subjects she is painting.  Tracey will be demonstrating an eagle with her watercolour style. 

  • 02/07/2019
    July 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 2nd July from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Two more eclectic themes to foster your creativity.

    C1 Submerged (Acrylic or Oil)

    C2 Exmouth in Bloom (3D Any Medium)

  • 16/07/2019
    July 2

    Rachel Toll Demonstration

    Tuesday, 16th July from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Rachel is a watercolour artist who says she gains much inspiration from landscapes, wildlife and the Devon and Cornwall coasts.  She had a recent commission to provide paintings for Lympstone Manor and will let us see how she captures so well the essence of her subject by illustrating a 'Puffin in Flight'.

    Check out her beautiful images by visiting

  • 06/08/2019
    August 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 6th August from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    This month two open themes for awards bestowed by Group members.

    C1 The Paul Butler Salver for Architectural Landscape (Any Medium)

    C2 The Neil Ashley Cup for Monochrome Drawing (Charcoal)

  • 20/08/2019
    August 2

    Cherry Ferris Demonstration

    Tuesday, 20th August from 7:00pm to 7:00pm

    Group member Cheryl Ferris will be revealing how she makes her wonderful artwork through the technique of Pyrography and Mixed Media creating for us a 'British Field Mouse'.  She says she is happiest bringing colour, pigment and materials together.

    See her inspirational creativity by visiting

  • 03/09/2019
    September 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 3rd September from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    An opportunity to use recycled items and to make a bit of a splash.

    C1 Beauty in Waste (Recycled Items)

    C2 Splash Landing (Any Medium)

  • 17/09/2019
    September 2

    David Norman Demonstration

    Tuesday, 17th September from 7:00pm to 7:00pm

    David is a watercolourist and author of two books on watercolour painting.  He has, he says, a passion for capturing the effect of light in his seascapes and townscapes but an important factor is catching the story behind an image.  His demonstration title is 'Taking Risks'.

    View some glorious images by visiting and as he says perhaps take up an invitation to find your own interpretation and weave a story into his paintings. 

  • 03/10/2019 - 13/10/2019

    73rd Annual Exhibition

    10:00am, Thursday, 3rd October to 6:00pm, Sunday, 13th October

    No Tuesday evening meetings during October because of our 73rd Annual Exhibition on the 2nd floor at Ocean.  Preview Evening will be on 2nd October and the show open to the public from 3rd to 13th October from 10am-6pm.
  • 05/11/2019
    November 1

    Double Competition

    Tuesday, 5th November from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    And to end the year of competitions with a flourish.

    C1 Fierce and Furious (Charcoal)

    C2 Caricature or Cartoon (Any Medium)

  • 19/11/2019
    November 2

    Eve Dawson Demonstration

    Tuesday, 19th November from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Eve is a postgraduate of Winchester College and paints in an abstract and expressionist style.  She says colour is very emotive for her and always leads the way.  Her intriguing demonstration title is 'A Splash of Colour. Overcoming the Fear of the Blank'.

  • 10/12/2019

    Christmas Party

    Tuesday, 10th December from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Our celebration at the Manor Hotel is a festive, social occasion - finger buffet, complimentary drink, bar open, good company, lovely atmosphere, quizzes, raffle - so unsurprisingly always well attended.

    The theme for the optional competition is 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' in any medium with the winner chosen by members and presented with the Roger Matthews Cup.