Covid – 19 Update – All meetings currently Suspended Until 2021 – scroll down for future meetings planned


Meetings are held once a month September – May on the 3rd Thursday of the month and are usually demonstrations by professional artists or social / activity evenings. Usually  7.45 – 10.00pm (Please check individual dates as times vary slightly depending on activity)

From January 2020 , Meetings will be held at
Gilbert Inglefield Academy

The Dining Room
Gilbert Inglefield Academy
Vandyke Road
Leighton Buzzard

Entrance is through doors in the dining block (not the main entrance) Please see diagram below.

Signage will be outside the building pointing the way on the evenings of our meetings.


You can find the Google Map Here

Thursday 21 January 2021             

Laura Boswell                  Near Applecross, early light  Medium: Japanese waterbased woodblock.

Japanese Woodblock Printing

Laura Boswell is a printmaker working exclusively with linocut and traditional Japanese woodblock printing. She has a degree in Art History/Visual Art from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and has been elected to the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers

Laura has attended three printmaking residencies in Japan, studying woodblock printmaking with master craftsmen. This spring she spent a month in Tokyo with three fellow artists and collaborated with two exhibition events at 3331 Chiyoda Arts Centre, Tokyo. She was selected as one of five British artists exhibiting at the Ulsan International Print Festival in South Korea this summer. Her book ‘Making Japanese Woodblock Prints’ has just been published by Crowood Press.

Laura’s work often references a traditional Japanese aesthetic in its use of white space, her colour choices and minimal approach. She shares the Japanese appreciation of rigorous training; her work often displays impulsive line and brushwork, requiring meticulous cutting and printing to give the impression of fluid spontaneity. In addition to her printmaking, Laura teaches, writes a monthly column for Artists and Illustrators Magazine and works on the occasional public art project. She also co-hosts the weekly podcast ‘Ask an Artist’ with fellow artist Peter Keegan.

Laura’s prints feature in national collections including the Buckinghamshire County Museum, The House of Lords and the Library of Wales. She also has prints in the Nagasawa Art Park collection and the MI-Lab Print Collection in Japan.

Thursday 18 February 2021                                 

Rob Wareing                    Portrait in Oils

  Rob was born in South Africa to an English mother & South African father. He grew up in South Africa but after finishing his education travelled extensively receiving private tuition from various  portrait painters in the USA & Europe as well as studying the techniques of traditional classical painting. He became a professional portrait painter at the age of 23 and since then has had a very fulfilling career spanning over 40 years.  He has painted numerous portraits of people of all nationalities and received many commissions to paint dignitaries,  CEOs  and their spouses and children in countries such as the USA , Mauritius , Botswana , South Africa & the UK. He has also given live portrait demonstrations on TV shows in the USA , Mauritius & South Africa . More recently he has gained a considerable following on YouTube & regularly posts clips of recent demonstrations & trailers of his popular series of portrait tuition videos. He has also written articles for various art publications including The Artist (UK) , International Artist & The South African Artist magazines. He is also a founder member of The Artists Gallery, KZN, South Africa.

         Rob currently divides his time between the UK and South Africa and is available for portrait commissions in both countries. He also produces a limited number of paintings for sale each year and these are available for purchase through his represented galleries in South Africa & the UK. Rob has become highly sort after as a demonstrator & tutor and spends a large part of the UK spring, summer & autumn demonstrating his skills at various art societies as well as hosting hands-on portrait painting workshops. His upcoming book on how to paint portraits in oils is due to be published in the UK in December 2020.

18 March 2021                               –             Sonia Bacchus                 TBA

15 April 2021                                  –             Phil Madley                      Encoustic Wax

20 May 2021                                  –             Jane Rhodes                    Landscape in Pastels