gen_1274.1.gifgen_1275.1.gifABOUT OUR SOCIETYCOMMITTEE/ HELPERS PROGRAMME 16 17 EXHIBITIONSILVER CUP 2017ANY CHANGES AND NOTICESDEMOS and WORKSHOP PICSSUMMER PAINTERS 2015/16SPRING EXHIBITION 2016SILVER CUP AWARDS 2016xmas party 2015SILVER CUP 2015SATURDAY WORKSHOPSIN MEMORIUMMEMBERS SPOTLIGHTXMAS PARTY 2012-13

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IN MEMORY


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pat pond 2014, one of our loved lady artists who loved to paint and draw

small delicate works of art, will be missed by all

Ernest (Ernie) Harper (joined 1988) Active member & took many workshops.

Ernie (George) Harper has died - He was 95 on Dec. 20th.2013 and passed away on the 23rd. He will be fondly remembered by our older members for giving us a wealth of tips and helpful advice about our paintings. He retired to Crowborough, eight years ago for a happy retirement near to his daughter.

Mary Cowen (joined 1980) Wood carver and made the 'Creative Trophy' for the Silver Cup Evening.

Margorie Stephens (joined 1975) Trustee of The Jennings Wood Fund, active member until disability curtailed attendance. Family donated silver cup in her memory which is the trophy for the Christmas Photographic Competition,,,,,,, words by Barbara wood


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TONY SPENCER 2014

A FANTASTIC PASTEL PAINTER AND GENTLEMAN PASSED AWAY RECENTLY MISSED BY ALL


JOHN HOMMERT

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JOHN'S HUGE MODESTY HID MANY SKILLS THAT HE AQUIRED THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE.

THE PRIDE HE HAD IN HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS WAS SECOND TO NONE.

HIS ABILITY IN RISING TO THE HIGHER ROYAL NAVY RANKS ENABLED HIM TO MIX WITH

THE HIGHER ECHELONS OF SOCIETY,IN WHICH IN TURN CONTRiBUTED TO HIS GENTILITY.

HE TRULY WAS A GENTLE MAN WITH A HUGE AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE,AND WHO KNEW THE VALUE OF SILENCE.

HIS PAINTINGS WERE LITTLE GEMS.(FURTHER EVIDENCE OF HIS MODESTY) AND WERE KEENLY PURCHASED

BY MANY ROWLAND CASTLE RESIDENTS AND BEYOND,AT A MODEST PRICE.

HE IS GREATLY MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM,

words by Barry Coppin


ERNIE HARPER

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THOSE WHO HAD THE PRIViLEGE OF KNOWING ERNIE WERE FORTUNATE INDEED,HIS APPROACH

TO ART WAS SOMETHING THAT ALL OF US WOULD DO WELL TO FOLLOW,SIMPLIFICATION.

ANY PROBLEM COULD BE SIMPLIFIED IMMEDIATELY BY TALKING TO HIM ABOUT IT,HIS APPROACH WAS PLAIN COMMON SENSE,

IT WAS A HUGE PART OF HIM AND HE VERY GENEROUSLY HELPED MANY OF US TO IMPROVE OUR ATTITUDES

TOWARDS PRODUCING A WORTHWHILE PICTURE.

THANK YOU ERNIE,YOU HAVE LEFT A HUGE SPACE TO FILL

words by Barry Coppin


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Charles Sweeney

Charles was a very keen artist who would paint and draw most things but really loved to paint horses, He was deputy chairman from 2005 for several years and contributed to the smooth running of the society he also hosted several workshops over the years. He was very friendly and is sadly missed both for his humour and conscientious efforts on behalf of all our members r.i.p.... words by Ted Arnold........ Painting by Gill Dollery

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Margaret Cole rip

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Margaret was a lovely bubbly lady who loved painting and will be surely missed by all at RCPS


Norman Lawrence r.i.p.

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a lovely gentleman that enjoyed the society experience. died whilst on holiday."I may not be a good painter but really enjoy doing it" That's what it's all about


 

Obituary Bob Broad 1/1/1943 - 7/6/2016

Bob was Hall Manager for the Society for the past 9 years and reliably opened the premises for all the Societies
Meetings, helping to set up tables,chairs and equipment and making sure everything was put away correctly afterwards.
He was also able to install the audio system whenever Barbara was not able to attend.
He will be so missed by all who knew him,,,,,,,,,,,always smiling and helpful  R.I.P. Bob.


Bob Broad

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