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.


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.


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

Jenny Arthur, Jane Clark, Heather Gooday & Lynne Harris are all exhibiting in the Langford & Ulting Art Exhibition this coming weekend. Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March 2018 10am - 5pm at Langford Village Hall, Maldon Road, Langford, CM9 4SS


Heather Gooday & Lynne Harris are also exhibiting in the Writtle Art Group Exhibition the same weekend. Saturday 24th & 25th March 2018 11am - 5pm at Writtle Village Hall, 18 The Green, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3DU

Ongar Art Society

Summer Exhibition 2017


The winner of the

"Public's Favourite" Competition was

Carol Poulton,

with Birch Forest.

Birch Forest

Next Meeting: April 12th

Melanie Cambridge

will give a Critique on members' work.

Melanie’s main artistic influences come from working outdoors, most of her paintings being produced either from on location studies or actually started on location, even in winter, with light and colour playing a major role in her work.

Her favourite subjects tend to involve water, particularly the English coastline, views from the banks of the River Wey in Surrey and from her narrowboat, which she often uses as a mobile studio in the summer months.

She has written four art instruction books to date, three for oil painters and one beginners book on acrylics.

Members are encouraged to bring one or two pieces of work to show Melanie, preferably work in progress.

The critique is always a popular evening - don't be shy!




A sale of artists’ works, including original paintingsand prints,

cards and some crafts

was held on 11 November 2017.


In spite of the not so warm weather, a good day was had by all.


Click here to see some photographs of the day.

The Ongar

Art Society

Christmas meeting

was held on December 14th.

A good time was had by all.


to see pictures of the evening

click here.

Christmas 2017 (6)

Next Workshop

The next workshop has been announced:


with Sylvia Paul

Sylvia Paul pic smll

Members' Spring Competition - Trees

Click here for details.


At our March meeting Sue Spiers demonstrated a Marine scene in Acrylics.


She has very kindly sent us this photograph of the completed painting for members to see.