Patron: HRH Princess Michael of Kent
President: Sue Jelley
Exec. Secretary: Rebecca Cotton
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Coming from an International Business Lawyer background Qinlan is now working with international contemporary artists in the UK and China to support art exhibitions, events, art exchange and collaboration of Fine Arts Programmes. 

Patsy Whiting SWA an expert in the use of coloured crayons will be exhibiting ‘Work Life Balance’ at The Royal College of Art (RCA) London.  She was selected by judges of the National Open Art Competition and the Exhibition runs from 21 October to 1 November.

In this workshop, which is suitable for all abilities, I will show you how to paint portraits in watercolour, full of colour with an impressionistic feel.

"The Grey Gatsby"  .  Commission for Leapardstown,  Ireland. I was recently honoured to be invited to paint " The Grey Gatsby "  a commission  for a major horse racing event in Ireland at Leapardstown sponsored by Longines opening next weekend.

Jean Noble RI SWA is very excited at the moment as she has been selected to be on the Jury panel of the Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial. Along with 3 other Jurors from France,  Australia, and America,  she will be joined by 4 Chinese selectors. Having done the selection from the CD at the end of July at home she has then been invited to go to Shenzhen in October to make the final selection of prize winners etc. Jean will also be exhibiting one of her paintings.

Congratulations to Caroline de Peyrecave SWA on her Award from The Painter Stainers Company for her painting of Major James Lyon which is being exhibited at the Armed Forces Art Society at the Mall Galleries, London.

As most of you know I completed my MFA at Wimbledon last month, where I sold one of my pieces to the Landmark Collection during the degree show. I was then approached by the Young Masters Prize to participate in their show with the Sphinx Gallery in October in which new work is hung alongside works by Old Masters – I will be responding to a work by Joshua Reynolds.

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Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf  

Our member Sue Howells has had 2 watercolours accepted at this years R.A Summer exhibition. This really is quite an achievement.

The Gresley Society Trust has commissioned Hazel Reeves SWA FRSA to create a bronze statue of Sir Nigel Gresley (1876-1941), the eminent railway engineer.