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Fairlands Art Group Exhibit Their Work

Published on: 12 Jun, 2017
Updated on: 12 Jun, 2017

By Val Dillon

Many local residents and friends visited Fairlands Community Centre for an annual art exhibition that is put on by members of the Fairlands Art Group.

The pictures show some of the paintings by Val Dillon seen at the exhibition.

This is always a pleasant social occasion where the artists have an opportunity to chat with visitors.

There was also a raffle and refreshments so a café atmosphere was created. Donations received for the refreshments which totalled over £110 were passed on to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

Many comments were made about the high quality of the work on show and some paintings were sold.

Ron McGill, who was the tutor for many years, always attends the exhibition. He made a speech commenting on some of the paintings which he particularly admired. He then presented a salver to the artist whose picture he considered would have been the favourite of his late wife. This year Morag Dillon’s painting of a group of penguins was chosen.

The group meets on a Tuesday evening between 6pm and 9pm in Fairlands Community Centre. Some artists paint in oils but others use acrylic paint or watercolours and some use pastels or other media. Any new members can glean tips from the old-hands and are always made very welcome.

The group has a summer break and meets again at the beginning of September. We have an annual subscription of only £40 so this is a very affordable activity.

If you are a budding or experienced artist and might join us or if you just want to check us out, please pop in or call me on 01483 825952

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  1. David Woodcock Reply

    August 16, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I have two paintings by Ron McGill, The Dawn Fisherman in 1973 and First Light – A Woodland Pool at Worplesdon in 1979.

    Can you give me some information on Ron please or tell me where I should look? Are his works collectable as was he was a well-known artist and is he still alive?

    [Ed: yes, it is believed Ron lives in Fairlands.]

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