We have had a busy and interesting year exploring the life and work of the Romantic artists including Constable, Friedrich, David and Delacroix. We also looked at the history of Still Life painting and behind the scenes at Dulwich Picture Gallery. The meeting about Edward Hopper proved very popular with much discussion about his work and in October we discovered some little known facts about the Victorian painters known as the Pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood. An introduction to the Impressionists was the topic for our November meeting and we will now focus on some of the individuals, starting in December, with Manet, known as the Father of the Impressionists. On 7th January, a DVD about Monet and Renoir will be followed by discussion and contributions from the group.