Wales is Chairperson of the Events Committee who arrange monthly
meetings for lectures, demonstrations, discussions and criticisms.
Non-members are very welcome to join these meetings.
27th 2014 at 7.30pm Alan Cotton
"A Painter's Journey to Everest"
this illustrated talk, Alan Cotton takes us with him,
not only on his expeditions to Mount Everest, with the
explorer David Hempleman-Adams, but through his paintings
allows his audience to glimpse at other adventures and
events in his life, which have enabled him to fulfil a
life-long dream to paint the world's highest mountain.
is one of Britain's most distinguished landscape painters.
He has been represented internationally by Messum's
Fine Art in Cork Street, London, for over twenty years,
where his exhibitions frequently sell out.
March 2005 he accompanied his Royal Highness the Prince
of Wales as tour Artist, to Sri Lanka, Australia New
Zealand and Fiji.
2006 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (D.Litt)
by the University of Exeter for his 'outstanding contribution
to the Arts'
has been involved in the development of the new Arts
Complex at the University of Bath, where he was appointed
Hon. Professor for the Arts in September 2011
Alan drawing at Everest Base camp
More info: http://www.alancotton.co.uk/
24th 2014 at 7.30pm Candace Bahouth
On her own work
Bahouth's work is like her: exuberant, freely connecting,
bright on sight, deep on examination, emotional and
alive. A graduate in fine art from Syracuse University,
Bahouth settled into a Methodist chapel in rural Somerset,
where for many years she developed her unique facility
for painterly and sculptural expression in weaving.
In order to make her art more widely accessible, and
to encourage others into creative activity, she has
on designing needlepoint,
of which many have been published. Between these two
creative concerns, Bahouth had explored her interest
in mosaics using found material from nature as well
as fragments of china and even high-tech plastics. A
highly praised retrospective exhibition was mounted
and had the best attended single artist show in both
the American Museum and Victoria Gallery in Bath.
29th 2014 at 7.30pm Kate Noble
MA Oxon, MA Media(UWE), MFA(BathSpa)
On her own work
Godney on the Map' is a group of paintings, in oil on
canvas or oil on board on calico done over nearly a year.
The project increases in excitement as I see even more
avenues to explore. The main concern is to demonstrate
MY way of seeing. Colour is central to my practice; it
underpins and expresses the arising complexities and the
formal issues of painting.
landscapes show the wonderful ordinariness of this Somerset
riverside village, with its de-consecrated church, made
extraordinary by the weather. I start a canvas with a
distinct image in mind but reshape it as I simplify it,
reduce it, add to and overlay it until it feels finished.
I want images to be strong, but I don't feel the master
of my own destiny'.
for the BSA meetings is the BRLSI in 16 Queen Square, Bath.
Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of the month
in the Duncan or Elwin Room and start at 7.30pm. Admission for
non-members is £4.00 on the door.
26th 2014 at 7.30pm Ben Dearnley
"Quest for the Inner Spirit"
works are an exploration of the figure. The narrative he
creates fuses techniques of the sculpture masters of the
past with the best natural materials while using a contemporary
approach. He draws the viewer into a personal dialogue with
the sculpture by bringing out the spirit of the figure within,
reflecting the inner truth of the material. His work is
in The Royal Academy of Music, London, and in private collections
around the world. With large public commissions in the cities
of Bath and Bristol, and corporate clients such as British
Telecomm, Aviva and Bacardi, Ben has gained an international
reputation for the quality of his work and is a highly collectible
More info: http://bendearnley.com/
25th 2014 at 7.30pm Emrys Williams
On his own work
Williams is a painter currently based in North Wales. He
creates paintings that explore ideas to do with memory and
imagination, often combining images from different sources
including art history, travels in Europe and particular
seaside locations. He has also worked with film, opera and
dance, collaborating and also designing sets.He works in
a variety of media from large scale paintings in oil and
wax, wall paintings and installation. He will give an overview
of his work in these different forms, exploring how these
different forms of expression feed into each other while
being underpinned by particular longstanding ideas in his
More info: http://www.emryswilliams.co.uk/
30th 2014 at 7.30pm Robert Baggs
The Painters Practice -
How they made some of the masterpieces of Western Art.
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)
The Tempi Madonna - Raphael
27th 2014 at 7.30pm Cecil Collins
Cecil Collins - Artist, Teacher & Myth Maker
Collins is best known as an English painter of mystical,
archetypal images. Most books and criticism of his work
concentrates on his professed metaphysical beliefs but this
copiously illustrated talk will look at Collins's relationship
to the art and ideas of his time.
The artist and his wife 1939
The Bath Society of Artists