The Four Seasons Art Exhibition by the DAPPA (Drawing and Painting for Pleasure Artists) of painters took place on Saturday (17th) in the Methodist Church Hall and like last year was very well attended. As the title suggests the theme, this year, was the four seasons and there were 115 paintings on display grouped by the season.
The group has twenty members of whom 16 had submitted works for the exhibition. Alongside the paintings for sale, the artists were offering smaller works and unique greeting cards for birthdays and Christmas that appeared to be selling well.
The paintings in oil, watercolour and acrylic paint covered a wide range of subjects representing the seasons in a colourful and imaginative way. We were all invited to pick our favourite picture and to enter a draw with a bottle of bubbles to the lucky winner. In my case this was a difficult decision because of the number of really good paintings to choose from. In the end I settled for a painting simply called ‘Sheep’ only for my wife, to joking ask ‘what was it of?’ SHEEP! And, like last year there was an excellent selection of cakes, scones and biscuits for the delight of the visitors.
Mary Wells, the organiser, said that it was hoped to make this an annual event and she was already thinking of next year’s theme with ‘Hull, City of Culture 2017’ at the top of the list. Mary was on hand to answer questions and to give a demonstration of drawing with pastels.
There are now two DAPPA groups, in the village, with around 10 members per class that meet every week on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons at Walkington Methodist Church Hall.
The exhibition was held in support of two charities, Parkinson’s UK and Yorkshire Cancer Research .
For more information on the group please see Mary’s recent post. Click here.