The society was set up 50 years ago by our president, Stuart Neal, to encourage art interaction for adults of all ages and abilities in the Midhurst area.

Our many members actively enjoy painting and drawing, producing work in a range of styles and media. This is nowhere more apparent than at our summer exhibition, which everyone is encouraged to take an active part in.

Many members are also connected to other local art societies and we enjoy a cross pollination of ideas and shared resources.

We hold demonstration evenings most months of the year at which well-known local artists share their skills and knowledge.

With the exception of the summer and Christmas periods, interested members can also meet socially at a local Midhurst venue for a small fee of £2 to paint or draw and enjoy interaction and exchange of ideas with others.

We also hold a number of social events, such as an excursion to an exhibition or a meal.

Officers and committee 2020/21

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the annual general meeting (AGM) on 19 March 2019 was cancelled, so we are unable to confirm the committee for 2020/21 at this time. However, at a meeting during February 2020 it was proposed that the following people would undertake these duties:

  • Michael Carter, Michael Snape, John Robinson (Shared Chair)
  • David Pattenden (Treasurer)
  • Linda Davis (Enrolment Secretary)
  • TBC (Website/Facebook Coordinator)
  • Caron Buckingham-Ryder (Social Secretary)
  • Victoria Guthrie (Demonstration/Workshop Organiser)

Presidents and Vice Presidents:

  • Stuart Neal (President)
  • John Robinson (Vice President)
  • Michael Carter (Vice President)

Honorary Member

  • Brian Stichbury