EAC artist at the RBA exhibition

This beautiful acrylic, Mismatched, by EAC member Mary Horsfield, is on display at the Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition from 29 February to 9 March.

Lovebugs with Kim Amis

Fascinating workshop with Kim Amis for our February gathering, with a good turnout despite the awful weather! We drew bugs, working from images provided by Kim, using soft pencil to create the images and then lifting out some of the pencil marks to create light and movement.

Painting portraits for the new year

Our Thursday meetings got off to a great start in January, with a stimulating demo from artist Keith Morton on painting a portrait in acrylics. Keith uses a limited palette of primary colours to focus on a careful construction of the face to underpin later layers of paint. Thanks too to our model, Casey Kitchener!

EAC art sale at St John’s, Palmers Green

There’s a great opportunity to buy original art from local artists on Saturday 25 November, when EAC artists will be exhibiting and selling their work at St John’s church hall in Palmers Green.

The sale is on from 10.30am to 5pm in the small hall at the rear of St John’s Church, 1 Bourne Hill, Palmers Green, N13 4DA.

Mickos at Arbeit Studios

An exhibition of paintings by EAC member Mickos opens on Friday 24 November at Arbeit Studios in Palmers Green.

‘Searching 2023’ explores the artist’s interests in the physical qualities of oil paint and the effects of light on natural and man-made forms. From still life to landscape, Mickos’ work sits at the boundary between figurative and abstract, shading towards the flatness of modern art.

Admission is free to the exhibition, which opens from 6pm to 10pm on Friday 24 November at Arbeit Studios, at the rear of 310 Green Lanes, N13 5TT.

The exhibition is then open at weekends, from 10am to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays, 24 and 25 November, and 2, 3, 9 and 10 December. The last day is Saturday 16 December, 10am to 6pm.


Painting auction to benefit Friends of Grovelands Park

Local artist and EAC member Mary Horsfield has given this beautiful painting of Grovelands Park for auction to support the much-needed upkeep of the park.

The painting, which is currently on display at Agha Home on Wades Hill in Winchmore Hill, captures the stunning lake area in Grovelands. It is in acrylic on canvas and measures 60x76cm.

Bids for the painting, starting at £75, are invited by 10pm on Friday 17 November via the ‘Get in touch’ box on the Friends of Grovelands website.

Commission for new Enfield artworks

Enfield Council is commissioning two new artworks for an arts trail inspired by the town centre’s literary and industrial heritage, and reflecting its connection to water and nature.

Proposals are invited for two interpretative art and design works that will complement and enrich the wider development of Little Park Gardens in Enfield Town, as part of the Liveable Neighbourhood programme. More opportunities will be announced in the coming months.

For further information about these commissions and how to apply, visit Lets Talk Enfield

The deadline for proposals is midnight on Friday 6th October.


Artist residency in Palmers Green

Arbeit Studios are launching a new artist residency programme, High Street Happenings Residency 23-25 in Palmers Green.

This will be a three-month rolling programme of free studio space from this October through to July 2025 for an artist or collective to work on their practice and create a piece of work to exhibit in response to the theme High Street Happenings.

Organisers are keen to hear from artists whose work is already inspired by Palmers Green high street, or high streets in general.

Applications open on Monday 25th September. For more information visit the Arbeit Studios website