I can’t believe how long it’s been since I posted anything on this site. APOLOGIES.


Our monthly demonstrations began again last September and it was a delight to see other members of the society again.

Thanks go to Shane Wiseman for stepping up to be our first demonstrator at such short notice.

Shane Wiseman








Also on that evening Elizabeth Whitehouse was also presented with a bottle of wine, her prize for the best mask design, and I received  the ‘Virtual Exhibition 2021’ award. 

Elizabeth with her bottle of wine.

Virtual exhibition winner

In October Wayne Attwood demonstrated in oils and showed us how he under-washed his canvases and then developed his work. Wayne also kindly agreed to open our annual exhibition at the New Art Gallery, Walsall.

Wayne Attwood

2021 Exhibition PV










Two more awards were made at this meeting. Baron Morrison was given a ‘Highly Commended’ award for his sculptural work submitted to our exhibition at Weston Park, and Tony Arnold won the award for our Christmas card design competition.

Baron Morrison with his ‘Highly Commended’ award.














Tony Arnold being awarded for the best Christmas card design.










Ron Law produced yet another flawless watercolour for us in his demo in November.

Ron Law, our half century WSA member.










Our  December social and quiz gathering had to be called of due to the development of the new virus variant. The Omicron variant was also the cause of our January meeting being cancelled.

Jess Pritchard, who was due to demonstrate that evening, is being re-booked for a later date.

The WSA meeting for Thursday 10th February will go ahead as planned

Part of the evening, as is usual for the second meeting of the year, will be taken up by the AGM.  

The 2022 committee will be elected at this meeting. If you are interested in becoming a committee member (we do want new committee members) please give your name, with that of a proposer and seconder, to Pat Hoskisson (Chair), 

Also, if you have any proposals for the committee to consider, make them clear on that night. 

I must remind you that only WSA members are allowed a vote. 

This will be followed by a critique session. 

Critique Event. 

It is intended to be a light-hearted evening with two of our senior and respected members, Ron Law and Ann Hackett making the comments and suggestions. They will be positive in their comments, giving only gentle, constructive criticism aimed at helping us with our work. 

 You may have a piece of work you are struggling with or can’t see how to improve it, or you may have a piece that you are really pleased with and want to discuss it with others. Those that are struggling/have a problem, tell David at the beginning of the evening and you will be put early on the list.

If you are interested in submitting a work contact David McGuire on 01922 412338 before the evening. 

Also, during this evening, the member who has been nominated by the public visiting our exhibition during the last few weeks will be given their award; ‘The People’s Choice Award ‘. 


Sandra Gould will be there, ready and waiting, to collect membership fees so please bring your completed membership forms with you. 




During the past two years we have really struggled to keep the society going and we desperately need your continued support to take it into the future. We would very much like to see as many supporters as possible on that evening. 


Looking forward to seeing you on the 10th

(please bring your own refreshments)