Local art sale, Palmers Green

Original artworks by EAC and other local artists will be on sale for one day only on Sunday 26 February at St John’s Parish Centre, Bourne Hill, Palmers Green, N13.

EAC artists taking part include Debbie Peaty, David Webster and Guy Jackson, with a varied range of work, including oils, acrylics and prints of iPad paintings.

Entrance to the exhibition and sale is free, open from 11.30am to 5pm.

Dates for summer exhibition 2023

We’re delighted to announce that the EAC annual exhibition will once again be held in the Floristry Barn at Capel Manor Gardens in Enfield.

The exhibition will run for two weeks from Saturday 5 August to Saturday 19 August.

This is will be the EAC’s 91st exhibition, which has run continuously since the Circle’s inception in 1932.

The exhibition is open to all EAC members. For more information on making a submission, see Annual exhibition

Take risks and make mistakes!

The EAC October meeting enjoyed a stimulating demonstration from experimental watercolourist Keith Hornblower on his dynamic approach to the medium.

Working at an upright easel with just three colours, Keith applied several layers of paint, wet in wet, to build up texture, somehow controlling the mix and incorporating drips and random effects to produce a monumental Icelandic landscape in just two hours.

‘My approach is dynamic and spontaneous, applying paint at speed, moving and adjusting washes as I progress,’ says Keith.

‘Light and shade – tonal values – are everything to me. I use colours for dramatic effect rather than trying to reproduce them literally, thinking mainly in terms of warm and cool, and often working with a simple triad of primary or secondary colours.’

Keith’s advice: ‘Remember – take risks and make mistakes. I do it all the time!’


Plein air watercolour 10 September

Great opportunity to paint outdoors with Roger Dellar and other members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.

Meeting outside the Mall Galleries, St James’s Park on Saturday 10 September at 10am.

For more information, contact Roger Dellar at roger.dellar@btinternet.com


Visitors’ Choice 2022 winners

Congratulations to David Webster, who topped this year’s poll of visitors’ favourites at our recent exhibition with his oil painting, Reflections (Robin Hood’s Bay).

Almost 340 votes were received for more than 160 works in the exhibition, held at Capel Manor Gardens from 30 July to 13 August.

David scored 22 votes for his work, closely followed by Annette Agard-Vernon with 21 votes for her watercolour, Patrick Hutchinson, 13th June 2020.

The winner of the Visitors’ Choice ballot was Andrew Kenny, who receives two free tickets for entry to Capel Manor Gardens.

90th Annual Exhibition opens at Capel Manor Gardens

Our 90th annual exhibition opened with a packed private view on Friday evening in the delightful surroundings of Capel Manor Gardens.

We were delighted to have the Mayor of Enfield, Doris Jiagge, with us to open the event. She is pictured above, right, with exhibitors Dolores Kitchener (left) and Val Gudge (centre).

More than 170 original works from local artists are on display, many of which are for sale. The show includes work in a range of different mediums, including oil, watercolour, acrylic, gouache, digital and mixed media, as well as sculpture and ceramics.

The exhibition is open now until Saturday 13 August, 10am to 5pm, in the Floristry Barn at Capel Manor Gardens. Entrance to the exhibition is included in the price of entry to the gardens.

EAC celebrates 90 years

The Enfield Art Circle celebrated its 90th year in style with a party at the Enfield Golf Club. Pictured above with the Mayor of Enfield, Doris Jiagge, are two long-standing members of the Circle, EAC president Peter Brown (left) and EAC member Laurence Warbey.

Formed in 1932, EAC is a non-profit association devoted to the visual arts, running a monthly programme of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions, as well as an annual exhibition of members’ work.


Our April AGM was followed by a lively art quiz, won by The Beers team with an impressive 38 points out of a possible 44.

Here are just some of the questions – how well will you do?


1. Which actor played JMW Turner in the 2014 Mike Leigh film, Mr Turner?
2. Desperate Romantics was a BBC2 series about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Name one of the original five founder members of the Brotherhood.
3. The 1956 film, Lust for Life, stars Kirk Douglas as which artist?
4. There are two presenters and three judges of the Sky Arts shows Landscape Artist of the Year and Portrait Artist of the Year. Name ONE of the presenters or judges.
5. The film Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, was set in the household of which Dutch artist?
6. Artist Tony Hart presented many children’s TV art programmes from the 1960s to the 1990s. He often appeared alongside an animated Plasticine character. What was the name of this character?
7. The 2022 film, The Duke, starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren, was based on the true story of the theft in 1961 of a portrait of the Duke of Wellington by Goya. Which gallery was it stolen from?
8. Four of the following five musicians are also visual artists. Who is the odd one out?
Joni Mitchell, Bryan Ferry, Ronnie Wood, Phil Collins, Bob Dylan
9. The fictional theft of a real-life painting of a bird by 17th-century Dutch artist Fabritius is the subject of a 2013 novel by Donna Tartt and a 2019 film. What was the title of both the novel and the film?
10. The 1972 record Vincent (Starry Starry Night) was made by which American singer-songwriter?


1. Which artist painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
2. In which world city would you find the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
3. Picasso’s 1937 masterpiece, Guernica, was inspired by the bombing of a village of that name in which country?
4. Which sculptor and artist made an iconic series of drawings of people sheltering on platforms in the London underground during World War 2?
5. Whose artwork of an embroidered tent was destroyed by a warehouse fire in 2004?
6. The Royal Academy was originally housed at Somerset House beside the Thames, where it held its annual summer exhibition. What is the name of the gallery that now occupies that space?
7. The artist Vanessa Bell was a member of the Bloomsbury group. What was the name of her literary sister, also a member of the group?
8. The artists Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec share a common first name. What is it?
9. Which German artist was known for his highly realistic portraits, painting around 150 members of the court of Henry VIII?
10. The Tate is a network of four museums, two of which are in London. In which English locations are the other galleries situated?


1. Timothy Spall 2. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, James Collinson and Frederic George Stephens 3. Vincent Van Gogh 4. Presenters: Joan Bakewell or Stephen Mangan. Judges: Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kate Bryan, Kathleen Soriano
5. Johannes Vermeer 6. Morph 7. The National Gallery, London 8. Phil Collins 9. The Goldfinch 10. Don MacLean

1. Michaelangelo 2. New York 3. Spain 4. Henry Moore 5. Tracey Emin 6. The Courtauld
7. Virginia Woolf 8. Henri 9. Hans Holbein the Younger 10. Liverpool and St Ives