Hankerton Art Group (HAG) was started in April 2015 by Craig McCallum, membership is open to anybody, experienced artist or beginner, who just wishes to spend an afternoon with other enthusiasts enjoying a natter and a cuppa, whilst doing some painting or sketching. We usually meet in each other’s homes fortnightly on an informal rotating basis.
For further information contact: Craig McCallum email@example.com
Since COVID-19 we haven’t been able to meet up in the same way but have used Zoom to share ideas and admire each other’s art work.
Below is a selection of our work from 2020.
Portraits by Chris – all gouache
A variety of subjects to end the year
Male Cassowary. The colours and unusual anatomical features attracted me to the subject, plus the slightly threatening look in his eye!
Steve – watercolour
Pam – acrylics
A mast year for berries in Hankerton
Anne – gouache
We had the idea of taking one photograph and each using it in our own way.
Photograph used on the left is of acer leaves at Westonbirt Arboretum.
Digital jpeg image at 180dpi, taken using a Panasonic DMC-TZ80 camera. ISO speed 160, taken at 1/60 sec, with f number 3.3. MJG
Lockdown in Hankerton inspired the work below (All Anne)
Hankerton copse early in lockdown with leaves just showing
Pen and Wash
The bluebells put on a great display these are just outside Follyfield
Even the wisteria survived a late frost
Cloatley Meadow in high summer with wonderful wild flowers
Then autumn arrived and Hankerton was awash with apples
Thinking of landscapes further afield
Oils – Craig
Hills a bit closer to home
Ink – Pam
Where ever you want it to be
Using monoprints produced on a vintage flatbed printer using oil based printing ink on BFK Rives linen based paper from France. The random nature of the prints lends them to being cut up into triptychs or torn up into abstract works reflecting nature – Susan.
English stream in late summer
Watercolour – Anne
Moored yacht on a lake.
Watercolour – Steve.
Something totally different
Stroll on a beach
Watercolour – Steve
The composition and colours in a newspaper photo suggested an interesting subject, but perhaps more challenging as it included a face as well. I was pleased with how it turned out though, even if the facial likeness was not quite as per photo.