Members had a great day of drawing the figure in Diana King's studio, with a BBQ at lunchtime, more drawing and painting from the figure in her garden, and then a wonderful cream tea! The end of a wonderful summer programme!

Edited Highlights from 2018 Summer Programme

3rd July 2018 Tuesday Afternoon plein air session

26th June 2018 Tuesday Afternoon plein air session

The extraordinary Adebanji Alade!

Sketching fast and furious - with two wonderful models!

Stephen Cheeseman Saturday Workshop

This  workshop with Stephen was about movement using oil pastels - a rather neglected medium!

Soraya French All Day Workshop

Sorays is a hugely popular demonstrator , and we were packed out for her one day workshop on the theme of 'Gardens' - and some wonderful colourful paintings were produced!

Paul Simmons all day Oil Painting Workshop

A large group of members had a brilliant day with Paul Simmons, painting a cafe scene in oils - and some great paintings were produced! Thanks Paul!

Dorking Group of Artists Annual Exhibition 2017

Prize winners!

Dorking Group of Artists 2017 SPRING EXHIBITION

Julia Hawkins receiving the Denbies award Spring 2017 for 'Girl at the table'

David Runnalls receiving the Pullingers award Spring 2017 for 'Moored Up, Arundel'

Jane Anderson-Wood receiving the Barbara Johnson Memorial award 2017 for 'Sunburst'

Chris Forsey won the Visitors Vote Award at the 2016 Annual Exhibition at Denbies, and was presented with his prize at the Private View on Friday 28th April.

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We are very pleased to announce that Pullingers Graphic and Fine Art Supplies shop in Epsom will be sponsoring a prize at both the Spring Exhibition and Annual Exhibition this year!

 

Special Saturday Workshop in September 2016 with Roger Dellar

 A large group of members attended Roger's Saturday workshop on the theme of 'Street Scenes', watched a demonstration, and then lots of helpful advice as they painted! Thanks Roger!

Jamel Akib Saturday Workshop April 2016

AGM

Thank you to all who came to the AGM today. It was a good turnout and decisions were made for the future of the group. We'd like to say a big thank you to Claire Sears for all her hard work as the Membership secretary and welcome Pat Booth as her replacement.

Jake Winkle Workshop

Fantastic workshop given by Jake Winkle yesterday! Very well attended, lots of DGA members came, lots of paintings produced, and everyone learnt a lot and enjoyed themselves!

Annual Exhibition 2015 at Denbies Wine Estate

Jason Bowyer and Chris White of Denbies Wine Estate, with the Denbies Award winners, Tony Watson and Philip Moloney, Julia Hawkins whose painting 'View from Boxhill' was chosen by Jason to win the Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize, and Chris Forsey who won the Spring 2015 Exhibition Visitors Vote!

Our Annual Exhibition was the best ever this year! We had new screens and lights, and we hung 292 paintings - a record for us! Sales were marvelous, and all our visitors were highly complimentary about the layout, the high standard of the work on display, and the wide variety of subjects and styles from all the artists!

The Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize

Eminent artist Jason Bowyer selected the painting 'View from Boxhill' by Julia Hawkins to receive the award this year - well done Julia!

Two Denbies Awards!

Gill White was delighted to choose the Denbies Award winner this year, but found it so difficult with so many great paintings to choose from! In the end she chose two winners, Tony Watson and Philip Moloney, who both recieved a case of wine from Denbies, presented by Chris White at the Private View.

Tony Watson's painting 'The Flooded Mole at Betchworth'

Philip Moloney's painting 'Mojacar, Andalucia'

The winner of the Visitors Vote, Annual Exhibition 2015

Congratulations to Linda Amos who won the Visitors Vote with her painting 'Black Eagle Wharf, Wapping' at the Annual Exhibition 2015!

Spring Exhibition Betchworth 2015

Congratulations to Philip Moloney, whose painting  'Reflections' (on the right) won the DENBIES PRIZE at the Spring 2015 Exhibition at Betchworth.

Denise Jones's painting 'Lancaster II' was chosen as the recipient of the new award, the CHAIRMANS PRIZE by Ken Howard, at the Spring Exhibition 2015 Private View.Congratulations Denise!

Congratulations to Chris Forsey who won the Visitors Vote at our Spring Exhibition, Betchworth 2015!

Many thanks to eminent artist Ken Howard OBE, RA for officially opening our Spring Exhibition on the 1st May at Betchworth Village Hall. He presented awards to the Annual Exhibition 2014 Visitors Vote winner, the Denbies Award winner, and the Chairman’s Prize winner. He gave a heartfelt speech about the importance of art, about buying paintings, and threw in some jokes too! Our thanks to him for being so generous with his time, and for making our Private View so special.

Denbies 2014 Visitors Vote Winner

The visitors vote was won by Claire Sears for her painting 'Lillies'

Denbies 2014 award Winner

The Denbies award was won by Paul Simmons for his painting 'Taxi'

Betchworth 2014 Visitors Vote Winner

The Visitors Vote was won by Pauline Allbeury with her painting “Tapas”. Congratulations, Pauline, a very popular choice at the Exhibition!
The Runners Up were Jane Anderson Wood “Frost on the Riverbank”, Paul Simmons “Orange Sails”, John Burgess “Rolling In”, Chris Forsey “Light Shaft, Tregardock”, Andrea Summers “Waiting for the Tide”, and Lois Cordelia Buelow Osborne “Cosmic Lion”.