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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 usual Summer Programme transformed into a weekly topic sent out to members, do take a look at the indoor Summer Programme page and see the fantastic variety of work that has been sent in.
We wanted to support and involve our members in lockdown and thought this would be a great way for all our members to feel ‘connected’, to maintain our sense of artistic community, and to share ideas and inspiration and so it has proved, with members eagerly waiting each week for the new topic to be published! We have suggested fifteen topics so far since lockdown, and the number of members who are taking  up the opportunity to take part in our online programme is increasing every week. 
To find out more information about the Dorking Group of Artists, please continue to browse through the site.
We hope all our members stay well during this difficult time, and keep drawing and painting.
Jane Anderson Wood, Chairman

Fantastic news from DGA Committee member Denise Doran who has had these two paintings selected for "The Artist and Leisure Painter" (TALP) 2020 exhibition. And the one of "Reigate Heath" has been Highly Commended!

The exhibition will be shown online at from 10am on 9th July 2020.

Congratulations Denise!

"Mixed Media Landscapes and Seascapes" 

DGA Member Chris Forsey RI has a new book out and Marion Wilcocks has written a rave review for us : "I know that Chris has worked with joy and enthusiasm on this beautiful book, and it  has been worth the wait! Here is so much inspiration and real practical instruction for artists of all abilities who may have felt the need to bring new energy to their work. 'Mixed Media' lives up to its title. This is about seeing subjects and inspiration and using those as effectively as possible in a composition, all with the help of varied tools and media to keep the work exciting.

The book is richly illustrated on every page with examples of Chris’s work and this makes it a real pleasure to browse.
There is useful information here for artists at every level of experience.The content is organised usefully into sections on materials, equipment, tools, supports, mark making etc., and there is even a helpful index. (I can honestly say that this is the first index I have seen with five references under “fingernails”!) Chris introduces his main theme on p.16 under “Combining Mediums” then, after a useful and inspiring middle section on various subjects, at the half way point on p.66, he really launches into his passion, “Mixing the Medium”, with a wealth of ideas, in every case backed by demonstrations. Here is the help we have all needed to get us out of our lazy routines. Buy this book, read it for enjoyment and keep it for reference and inspiration!" - thanks Marion, and whats not to like about a new art book from Cris!

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