Abergavenny Art Group's Page 3 

If you live in Abergavenny or the neighbouring towns of Govilon, Llanellen, Blaenavon, Brynmawr, Blaina, Gilwern, or Crickhowell, why not come along for a visit and watch us work. It does not matter if you are a beginner or a professional artist.  We are a friendly bunch of people and welcome all ages.  Details of our programme of events are given.

lowrey2A demonstration of watercolour painting by Arnold Lowrey brought a  sizeable audience to the Art Group's evening meeting.  After explaining his preference for brushes, paints and paper, he set about giving a quick explanation of the techniques he uses.  Then he amazed many of the Art Group by undertaking both a landscape and a seascape in a little over an hour! 

There's something for you!

llanover gardenWhether you like to do watercolours, acrylics, oil painting, pastels, sketching, multi-media or perhaps you just like art, there is something for everyone.  For example, the Art Group members had a painting day at Llanover Court to capture some of the colours of an Autumn garden.

For details of how you can contact the Art Group click here.

Art Group Annual Exhibition in 2019

exhib2018The 82nd Annual Exhibition will open on Saturday 27th July until 3rd August 2019.  To download a Submission Form and accompanying Notes click on the picture to the left.


Gallery 8 has been created to show a select number of painting from the 2016 exhibition.  For a small selection of the paintings shown at the 2015 exhibition go to Gallery 7.   If you are interested in any of the paintings displayed, please contact info@abergavennyartists.co.uk.   

En Plein Air Painting Competition 2018

This year for the first time there will be an en plein air painting competition.  It was originally to be held on Sunday 29th July and entitled “In and Around Abergavenny”.  However, because of the very heavy rain forecast for that day the competition has been postponed.  No date has yet been decided but it is likely to be in September.

The competition will be open to all amateur artists and take place between 9am and 4pm.  Entrants will need to register beforehand or on the actual day  The prizes are:  £100 art voucher for First Prize, £50 art voucher for the runner up.

competitionIf you register before (a date to be confirmed), the fee is £7.50 per picture.  After this date it will be £15 per picture entered into the competition.  The Entry/Registration form and Rules by clicking on the image.  The Judges are to be Liz Davies, Editor of the Abergavenny Chronicle, and Louise Collis, Landscape Artist, 20 Monk Street, Abergavenny.

Painting Holidays for 2018 ?

italy holsHave you planned your next holiday?  How about a painting holiday in 2018?  There are a few suggestions (with links) given to the right which tempt you to go to Italy, Ireland, England or even to stay here in Wales.

New Members are always welcome

We each have various degrees of experience ranging from the absolute beginner to the professional who earn a living from their art. So whatever your ability you will always be welcome.

Privacy Policy

To read our policy please click here.

Our meetings and events

We hold lectures and events throughout the year, some of which will be open to the general public and advertised here.

We meet twice monthly on a Monday, alternating lectures with workshops at the Abergavenny Community Centre (former Park St School) at 7-30pm. Visitors are welcome at £4 per evening.

programmeClick on this image for the 2018-19 programme.

Future Programme

Our Programme Organiser has published the programme of events and workshops for 2018 and is already seeking ideas for future events.  If you have any suggestions on themes, topics or painting methods that you want to learn more about, contact the Group.

By email, submit your ideas and suggestions to: info@abergavennyartists.co.uk

Painting Holidays

Take your paints on holiday with you?  If you are interested try the following links:

Field Study Courses
Painting Holiday in Italy
Cheddar Painting Holidays
Llanthony Art
Studio Llwyndrain
Art Profile
Painting Holidays
Shiel Baggan, County Wexford, Ireland
Mark Warner in France.

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Find our artists

mark warner
Painting Holidays with Mark Warner:  Mark is planning two separate painting holidays in South West France in July 2018.  Click on the above image for more details.

Abergavenny Arts and Craft Fairs
on Thursdays

  on the fourth Thursday of every month April to December 2018.
For further information
01873 735811

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