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We hope you find our website informative. We always welcome new members with the new ideas, skills and inspiration that they bring to what is already a progressive, forward thinking Art Group.
Our 2015-2016 Winter Programme has finished and I would like to thank on your behalf the Winter Programme organisers, who provided a brilliant programme for everyone to enjoy this Winter, culminating in an all day Saturday workshop at Betchworth with Jamel Akib. Take a look at the great comments on our Facebook page!
The Summer programme of outdoor painting is about to start, take a look at the Activities Programme page for information, and you can download a pdf of the venues. Let's hope the weather is kind to us this year!


I 'd like to thank the Summer Programme organiser, Hazel Macartney, who has put together another series of fantastic places this summer. If you've never tried drawing and painting in different venues, come and join us to get some experience! You can see how other members tackle the complexity of working outside, get some hints and tips about useful tools and equipment, and generally get some often much needed encouragement to try something new.

Our Spring exhibition at Betchworth Village Hall, (April 29th - May 2nd  2016) was very exciting and very well attended - we had over 1000 visitors, lots of compliments and many satsified buyers. If you missed it this time, don't forget to come to our Annual Exhibition held at Denbies Vineyard in October this year.
To find out more information about the Dorking Group of Artists, please continue to browse through the site.
Jane Anderson Wood, Chairman



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Annual 2016 Exhibition at Denbies

Soraya French opened our Exhibition at the Private View at Denbies and was very complementary about our group - she gave the Memorial prize to Julia Hawkins painting 'Portrait of Alice'.

Spring 2016 Exhibition at Betchworth.

Sherree Valentine Daines was the celebrity artist opening our Spring 2016 Exhibition. She was very complimentary about our exhibition, and remembered the time when she was a member! She also gave an extra prize, of a signed print, to Marion Wilcocks, and will be donating a prize at forthcoming exhibitions!

Denbies Award winner Spring 2016

'Stop me and buy one' by Colin Sharr was chosen as the Denbies Award winner, lucky Colin, who received a case of Denbies wine!

The Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize Spring Exhibition 2016

Jim Tucker's work 'Assemblage' was chosen by Sherree Valentine Daines to win the Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize - well done Jim!

Visitors Vote Spring 2016

Tony Watson's painting 'Still Life with Orange and Lemon' won the Visitors Vote at Betchworth this Spring, well done Tony!

The Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize Painting Annual Exhibition 2015