October 30th 2014 at 7.30pm
Robert Baggs

The Painters Practice -
How they made some of the masterpieces of Western Art.

This talk discusses the way Renaissance painters carried out their trade. It is illustrated by different aspect of a variety of patronage. The methods used by the painters to carry out their work and the materials used. A discussion on the changing nature of Artists 'studios' and the contract used is also included. It is well illustrated with a variety of images from a wide selection of mainly Quattrocento (15C) artists.


The Tempi Madonna - Raphael



Susan Kirkman
Seascape - Susan Kirkman

Anna Teasdale
Irish House - Anna Teasdale

Richard Crooks
Cafe de Paten - Richard Crooks


The Bath Society of Artists was founded in 1904 with twenty six foundation members and it has grown over the years to a membership of around 120 diverse talented artists.

Many distinguished 20th century painters have been associated with the Bath Society of Artists including Walter Sickert, John Singer Sargent, P. Wilson Steer, Gilbert Spencer, William Scott, Patrick Heron, Mary Feddon, Howard Hodgkin and more.

Use this site to browse work by our members or download entry forms for our annual open exhibition.

Bath Society of Artists showcase

The society holds an annual exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bridge Street, Bath. This is one of the most popular fixtures in the galleries calendar and attracts around 14000 visitors as well as 1000 entries. This is an open exhibition held in the summer months around July and any artist over the age of 18 may submit work for possible selection and winning of a prize.
BSA Exhibition

107 years of history

The society is steeped in history, having been associated with many well known artists. On our history page you can read and view pictures of past exhibitions as well as find out more about the Bath Society of Artists in general.

Pictured right is Walter Sickert in 1939

Walter Sickert

Artists gallery and shop

Here you can view many of the artists' work and buy directly online via Pay Pal. It gives a broad spectrum and diversity of talent to be found in the West country and within the societies ranks. There are also direct contact emails for most and links to their own websites so you can view more of their work.