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 email, or the contact page,

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

Members' Activities

Next Meeting: July 12th

Ian McManus will give a demonstration

of a Landscape in Watercolour.


Ian began painting with acrylics and then moved on to oils,

but became ‘hooked’ on watercolour and now paints exclusively in that medium.

His style is direct application of paint with no overlay of washes as he believes this gives the finished painting the transparency so desired by many watercolour artists.

His subjects are taken from everyday life, in the U.K. and Europe  – anywhere there’s a moment to be captured in watercolour.

The Christmas meeting

was held on December 14th. A good time was had by all.

to see pictures of the evening

click here.

The Members'

Spring Competition


was won by

Lorraine O'Dea.

Next workshop  

Saturday, 7th July                                                          


with tutor: Vanda Campbell

Click here for details.

Lorraine O'Dea. Trees.

Ongar Art Society

Summer Exhibition.

unnamed (1)

Jenny Arthur's

painting, 'Amsterdam',

was voted as the

Public's Favourite.


The task for this competition is to portray a ‘stained glass’ image.

Click here for details.

Sketching Days - Summer 2018

A varied list of sketching days has been prepared for our members.

Days to socialize with other members, and the opportunity to sketch outdoors

in a safe environment.

Click bere for further details.