Odiham Art Group

All demonstrations and workshops are held at the North Warnborough Village Hall, North Warnborough RG29 1EA, unless otherwise stated.  The demonstrations usually start at 2.30pm and they are free to members, whilst guests will be charged a £5 entry fee.   Workshops are usually all day, starting at approximately 9.30am; full details (including timings, equipment provided and required etc) will be sent to participants once payment of the specific fee is received.  Contact Diane Welsh on Diane.floralart@gmail.com if you wish to book onto a workshop.  Please note that places are limited and cannot be reserved without payment, so your place will only be confirmed on receipt of the booking fee.   

Click on the link below for a printable PDF version of the Calendar.

OAG Programme 2019.2020.pdf

Saturday 4th January 2020 TALK by Chris Christoforou 'Its a jungle out there' - Art and Wildlife in Costa Rica

Chris Christoforou returns to the OAG with a talk on a subject dear to his heart; painting wildlife.  His illustrated talk will explain why particular photographic shots should be taken and how they are used as reference for paintings or drawings of animals in their surroundings. He talks about good composition and how to use certain photographs and what to look for in a piece of reference material.         
Saturday 18th January 2020     WORKSHOP with Max Hale   ‘Exploring Water Mixable Oils’ 
Max returns to lead a workshop on water mixable oils.

Saturday 1st February 2020     DEMONSTRATION by Jake Winkle  ‘Going Wild in Watercolour’  
Watercolour paintings should be bold and translucent! Known for his dramatic wildlife and horse racing watercolours, Jake Winkle captures both of these qualities as he paints subjects from overseas and also nearer to his home, in Dorset.  His enthusiasm for watercolour painting is infectious and inspired as he constantly searches for new and exciting ways to render his subject.

Saturday 15th February NEW - Oliver Pyle WORKSHOP on Watercolour Reflections.

Oliver Pyle will be running a workshop on painting 'Watercolour Reflections' on Saturday 15th February.  This will be in North Warnborough Village Hall as usual and the fee for the day will £45 per person (due to increased costs).  Please contact Diane by email diane.floralart@gmail.com as soon as possible if you wish to book on any of the workshops, places are only confirmed on payment of the fee due.

Saturday 7th March 2020    DEMONSTRATION by Hilary Dancer ‘Acrylic Landscape
Hilary is a local contemporary artist working in acrylic, oil & mixed media. She uses a vibrant palette to produce a variety of impressionistic, almost abstract paintings, but is perhaps best known for her romantic figures & atmospheric cityscapes. Hilary works from her studio in Hampshire and her work can also be seen at the "The Frame" gallery in Odiham.

Saturday 4th July 2020 (AGM)      DEMONSTRATION by Paul Oakley   ‘Oil Landscape’        
Following the AGM and buffet lunch there will be the now traditional demonstration, which in 2020 will be by Paul Oakley.  He is a self-taught artist living and working in Wiltshire who specialises in oil painting.  Paul is predominantly a landscape artist and developed his painting style through studying the works of artists such as Edward Seago and his contemporaries. He enjoys being out in the elements capturing a moment in the landscape as well as painting in his studio, which is a traditional Shepherd’s Hut. 


We will once again be part of Hampshire Open Studios and look forward to having another excellent Annual Exhibition for our members.  The Private View for members and their guests will be on Friday 21st August - lets hope the weather is kinder to us this year!  Full details will be sent out to members in the spring, until then - get painting!


Saturday 6th July 2019  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and DEMONSTRATION by Max Hale  ‘Acrylic Still Life’ 

Following the very serious business of the AGM and the much less serious buffet lunch (!) there was a demonstration on painting a still life in Acrylic by Max Hale.   See the document below for a review of his demo. 

Max Hale AGM demo 2019.pdf



This year we were part of Hampshire Open Studios 2019, with a full page listing in their directory featuring the work of some of our members. We were delighted with the response and the exhibition was a great success with 28 paintings and seven folios sold over the three days.  Congratulations should go to all members who took part, it was an excellent event.  A full review of the exhibition is attached below, click on the link to open.

Exhibition website Review.pdf 


Saturday 7th September 2019       DEMONSTRATION by Rob
Wareing   ‘Pastel Portrait’
Rob has painted numerous portraits of people of all nationalities and received many commissions.

Saturday 5th October 2019   DEMONSTRATION by Oliver Pyle ‘Watercolour Landscape

Oliver has established himself as a successful landscape artist, predominantly focusing on the United Kingdom which he considers to be a rich source of inspiration.  He was Artist in Residence for Sussex Life magazine in 2018 and is represented by Forest Gallery in Petworth, Sussex.

Saturday 12th October 2019     WORKSHOP with Bridget Woods ‘Watercolour Life Painting’  
Bridget Woods is a well known artist who specialises in life drawing and watercolour. 

Saturday 2nd November 2019.  DEMONSTRATION by Mark Warner ‘Seascape’

Mark is an artist based in Shropshire.  Sketching is at the heart of his work and it is integral to the development of a piece, many times forming part of the painting itself.   Members can view his work on his website  www.brushmark.co.uk

Saturday 23rd November 2019  WORKSHOP by Ronnie Ireland, 

'Planning a painting and working from photographs'.  

Saturday 7th December 2019     DEMONSTRATION by Trevor Waugh ‘Flower painting in oil’  
Trevor studied at the Slade School of Fine Art then spent several years as an illustrator before returning to painting.  

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