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: July 13th              

A demonstration of

A City-scape in Oil Pastels

by Chris Francis.

After leaving Stoke on Trent College of Art, Chris pursued a business career for over 30 years but attended local authority drawing and painting courses at Sir John Cass College and at a number of adult education institutes.

He is now devoting most of his time to painting and has a studio in Deptford, South East London.

He has participated in the Open Studios for the last two years as well as being invited to show at the Diesel House Open Studios exhibition at Kew Bridge.

He has run workshops in drawing and painting in central London and holds Masterclasses at his studio. 

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 has been reintroduced to the website.

This will provide 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 will be a great way to display our work to the public, and you may even get a sale!

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.

Buckhurst Hill Community Association

is holding its 70th Anniversary Summer Exhibition on Saturday 1st July. 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Bedford House, 4, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5NW.