Drawing and Painting


We are a group of mixed ability who mostly work on our own projects.  Sometimes someone has an idea which we explore, with interesting results!  We take the subject seriously, but are a friendly group who make newcomers welcome.  Watercolour is the medium most of us use but you can explore with whatever you like.  Some experience is useful but Derek is there to offer guidance when required and in the summer we may have a day outdoors depending on the weather.  If you would like to join us just ring one of the numbers below.

Where and when

We meet at 2pm on the first and third Thursday of the month at Oxendon Village Hall

Contact details

Derek Brittan (leader) 01858 410432 and Anne Mitchell (reporter) 01858 462393


Drawing and Painting – September 2020

Drawing and Painting The Drawing and Painting Group has worked on techniques associated with landscape painting this month. Various of us met on two outdoor painting occasions at East Carlton Park, despite the vagaries of the weather, and used the landscapes in and beyond the park as subject material. The continuing COVID threat means we […]

Drawing and Painting – August 2020

We are delighted to report that the outdoor distanced meeting took place in Anne’s beautiful courtyard and was a huge success. One member commented that after all the weeks in lockdown, it felt as if we had been on a day out. We admired each other’s work, produced over the last months, and were galvanised […]

Drawing and Painting – July 2020

  picture:Red admiral buttefly by Cornelia Wontner The Drawing and Painting Group have continued to work on fortnightly topics, the two most recent being The Way through the Woods, and Sunlight and Shadows. We do not, under  normal circumstances, meet in July and August, but try to arrange one or two outdoor painting days. As […]

Drawing and Painting

The Drawing and Painting Group continues to be in contact via weekly email, with a new topic on which to focus our painting each fortnight. Currently, after working on Beyond the Barricades, we are coming up with ideas on the theme of nature, Where the Wild Things Are. The natural world has become ever more […]

Drawing and Painting – May 2020

The Drawing and Painting Group remains resolutely upbeat in the face of the problems and stresses that face us all. We are in constant contact via email, developing and exchanging ideas and good practice. As always, group members continue to explore their individual ideas and projects, but, for anyone in need of focus, and in […]

Drawing and Painting – April 2020

Whilst we are unable to come together literally at the moment, our initiative, Art in the Time of Crisis, is bringing us together, and hopefully providing a focus for our creativity. First, we hope everyone who was at our last session has now completed Anne’s project on ostriches. We have certainly learned a great deal […]

Drawing and Painting – February 2020

We have settled down well at Oxenden village hall, and look forward to a productive and innovative year. We are sad to announce the death of our much valued group member, Christine Bower, after a long illness. Chris also had to contend with macular degeneration, but adapted her painting style accordingly, made good use of […]

Drawing & Painting – December

The December 5th lunch at Waterloo Farm marked our last meeting before this Christmas. Sadly, we have to say goodbye to Derek, who has been the group’s guide and mentor for an unbelievable 19 years. His family circumstances mean he is unable to commit to twice monthly sessions, but we welcome his support on an […]

Drawing and Painting – November

We decided that we would meet for lunch at Waterloo Farm Cafe at our December 5th meeting The cost of their Christmas lunch is £15, and a deposit of £5 is required to secure a booking. If you are interested, we intend to make a firm booking at our first November meeting. If you are […]

Drawing and Painting – October

From the first Thursday in October, the group will no longer be meeting at the Congregational Church but will instead be meeting at the cafe of Waterloo Leisure Farm near Oxenden. Our thanks to the Church for the hire of their Langton Room, shortly to be refurbished, and to The SLU3A Group Enabler, Louise, for […]