Sound System

The Society now has an effective sound system,

which has been in use for several months,

and has been found to be a great help to

everyone who formerly had problems hearing the speaker.

This was obtained through a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, for which we are grateful.

Next Meeting: Sept 14th              

Graham Webber will give a demonstration

of a Marine Scene in Oils

Graham was born in North East Essex in 1980 and has always been interested in painting. After experimenting with different mediums and styles he developed a passion for oil painting.


A lot of Graham's work is completed from life, often taking the form of plein air oil sketches or information drawings using a graphite stick or ink. These sketches influence the style and painterly quality captured in his studio work.


Graham was elected a full member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2014 and is also a member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists.

Congratulations Fred!

Fred Ambrose has a painting hanging in Ongar Library.


When Ongar Library was built in 1993, Fred had a

chat with the builder, and took some photographs and sketches of the scaffolding and heaps of bricks, and was in fact given a brick so as to get the right colour.

Fred painted a picture, and they were pleased when he kindly donated it to them.

This week it has been hung in Ongar Library, and it will get a mention in the Ongar News.

Next time you visit Ongar, take time to go into the library and see Fred's painting.

Once through the doors, look at the wall on the left above the staff room door.

Last meeting: October 8th. Colin Steed

gave a watercolour demonstration entitled:

How to Make a Cottage Door Shine With Sunlight.


Members' Gallery

The gallery page provides members with an opportunity to show their work online.

All you need to do is email a photograph of your artwork to me, and I will do the rest.

You will not be able to send your picture via the contacts page, but you can contact me that way, and I will give you the address to send it to. Or you can speak to me at a meeting.

It is a great way to display our work to the public.

Click here, or use the menu, to go to the GALLERY.

Tthe Buckhurst Hill Community Association has a number of art and craft events and workshops which may be of interest to members. Details can be found at:



was held at Budworth Hall, Ongar, on Saturday 12th November

For pictures of the day, click here.

If you are taking part in an exhibition or event, and would like a mention on this page,

please send me the details via the contact page,

or give me the details when you see me at a meeting.

Members' Activities

competition winner

Loueen Morrison

was the winner of the

Spring 2017 Competition:

Illustrate a Line from a

Song, Poem or Book.

Ongar Art Society

Summer Exhibition 2017


The winner of the

'Public's Favourite' Competition was Carol Poulton,

with Birch Forest.

Birch Forest

Beverly Hughes and Lynne Harris will be exhibiting at the View, from July 9th to Sept 24th.

The exhibition will feature over 50 local artists who use Epping Forest as their inspiration.

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm.

View Gallery, The Vuew, 6, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH.



Essex Life magazine recently held a competition for "Landscape Artist of the Year 2017". Zinc Arts Centre are current holding an exhibition of the  10 finalists for this,  including a work by OAS member, John Hall. Congratulations to John!

The exhibit runs until the end of August, so please do take the opportunity to see some great work.

workshop 6

Next Workshop:


– Using Indian Ink with Jenny Hill

Click here for more information


Previous workshop:

Impressionistic Animals with Marie Antoniou.

Go to the Gallery page 

to see some of the paintings produced.


Next Members' Competition:


to be judged at our meeting on 12 October  2017

Please click here for the details.

Sketching Days


Nicola has, once again, produced a list of beautiful and interesting venues for members to meet and sketch together, throughout the Summer.


Click here to see the details