Encouragement of art in buckinghamshire

For more details and to enter go to: www.thelondongroup.com

Members Amanda Curbishley and Nathalie Pymm are taking part in ‘Not the Royal Academy’ exhibition at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, Waterloo. It’s the last few weeks as it finishes on August 19th 2017
Do go to this lovely gallery if you get the chance.

This year’s winner of the prize draw at the Spring Exhibition was Elaine Kidd. The collagraph print ‘St Petersburg’ by Jenny Thomas was much admired by Elaine at the exhibition so it was her natural choice on discovering that she had won. ELaine is pictured here receiving her prize from the Society’s chair Antonia Glynne Jones.

After a record number of votes I am pleased to announce the winners of our ‘People’s Choice Vote’.

Favourite artwork.

1st place: ‘Sir Richard and Friends’ by Ian Davenport
Continue reading “People’s Choice Results Spring 2017” »

Work by Stewkley artist, Diana Sheldon, has been selected from a record number of entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading watercolour painters. This year 1,000 works were submitted to the exhibition, with two of Diana’s paintings included in the 143 works chosen. The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition will be on display at Mall Galleries between 6 and 22 April 2017.

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) hold an open submission exhibition in central London each year. Founded in 1831, the RI was established to exhibit the best of progressive watercolours, showing a diversity of styles and techniques, from traditional uses of the medium to the more experimental and innovative paintings.

“I am thrilled that the RI Panel has selected two of my paintings for this year’s Open Exhibition: Storms, War and Shipwrecks inspired by the 2016 Ashmolean Sicily exhibition, and Venetian Doorbells an image of Venice street furniture”…Diana Sheldon, February 2017.


Storms, War and Shipwrecks I

For more information and images contact:
Liberty Rowley, Marketing & Press Officer
020 7968 0955

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 205th Exhibition
Mall Galleries, The Mall (near Trafalgar Square), London SW1
Tel: 020 7930 6844

Open 6 to 22 April, 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

Admission £4, Concessions £2.50 (Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, and under 18s). Free to Readers on mentioning this publication at the Gallery Desk.


The BAS Spring Open Exhibition 2017 will be held over the weekend of Saturday 8 — Sunday 9 April 2017 at
The Fitzwilliams Centre, Windsor End, Beaconsfield HP9 2JW,
the preview evening will be held on Friday 7 April from 6.30 – 9pm.



Last Entry Date: – Monday 20 March 2017
Submission of work: – Thursday 6 April, 4 – 6pm
Selection Committee: – Thursday 6 April, 6pm onwards
Hanging: – Friday 7 April, 9am onwards (about 4 — 5 hours)
Private View: – Friday 7 April, 6.30 – 9pm
Exhibition Times: – Saturday 8 April, 10am – 5pm and Sunday 9 April, 10am – 5pm
Collection of ALL Work: –    Sunday 9 April, 5 — 7pm
Final Clearing: – Monday 10 April, 8.30am — 10am


  1. Exhibition Notes (Word Document)
  2. Entry form (Word document)
  3. Assistance Form (Word Document)
  4. Additional Publicity Appeal (Word Document)



Invitation PDF

Poster PDF


The Annual General Meeting for the Bucks Art Society (your society) is on Saturday the 18th February 2017,
at 1.45 (Oldham Hall, Church Street, Great Missenden  HP16 0AZ).  It is extremely important that all Bucks

Art Society members attend this meeting so that the society reflects what the members want.

If there is anything you would like to discuss at the meeting please email Amanda Curbishley so that she can add it to the agenda,  this is your chance to have your say.

There will be a ‘bring and buy’ sale so if you have any unwanted art equipment or art books bring them along to help boost our funds.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

Best regards

Antonia Glynne Jones


The winners of the Young Artist Award Competition for 2016 are as follows:-


First Prize: Rebecca Brennan — Pipers Corner School

Second Prize: Pamela Naiduo – Pipers Corner School

Joint third Prize: Emilia Fish and Molly Hitchcock — Princes Risborough School

Highly commended:

Elly Bazigos – Dr. Challoner’s School

Izzy Hewitt — Dr. Challoner’s School

Ed Raybould – Princes Risborough School

Tom Thiebaud – Aylesbury Grammar School

Ahmed Ali – Sir William Ramsey School

Alex Martin – John Hampden Grammar School


Winner of the Selina di Girolamo Trophy:- Pamela Naiduo


Winning School:   Pipers Corner School


Receiving a prize from Romeo di Girolamo

Awards for Pipers Corner School


Young Artists Award Winners 2015 are as Follows:


Thelma Mbewe,  ‘Sister’ Chesham Grammar School


Alastair Little, ‘Hanging’, Chesham Grammar School


Sophie Richards, ‘Portrait’, Wycombe High School


Chesham Grammar School

HIGHLY COMMENDED, Bucks Art Society certificate

Daniya Qasim, ‘Ink Feathers’, Holmer Green School

Caroline De Ban, ‘A Sense of Place’, Wycombe High School

Becky Goodman, ‘London’, Wycombe High School

Sam Wilkie, ‘Durdle Door’, John Hampden Grammar School

Chris Smith, ‘Connections’, John Hampden Grammar School

SELINA DE GIRALOAMO AWARD, Trophy and £100 donated by the family

Caroline de Ban ‘A Sense of Place’, Wycombe High School


Results of the Peoples’ Choice vote at the Autumn exhibition.

1st place: Harbour Colours, Paul Bursnall
2nd place: Pilgrims, Cathy Read
3rd place: A Break in the Clouds, Pauline James
Sculpture: 1st Talking heads, Keith Wilkins


Invitation — Autumn 2016

Enjoying the Paintings at the Preview Evening