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FOUNDED IN 1953
BRUTON ART SOCIETY
* Workshops * Exhibitions * Coach Trips * Painting Days
From the Chair
With the Covid-19 Vaccine now being rolled out so effectively, we can look with greater condence
towards resuming most of our normal activities. In this Newsletter you will nd the list of workshops
that we will be running over the summer. We will also be able to resume our painting days and, hopefully, our usual visits. Over the last few months we have been active organizing events via Zoom. One
of these, a highly successful portrait workshop run by Anthony Connolly is the subject of a report in this
Newsletter. We also ran a most enjoyable online clothed life study session.
We are now looking forward with growing condence to holding our annual exhibition once again at
Kings School Bruton in August. It should provide a great moment for us coming together once again
and seeing what we have all been doing during lockdown. We also plan to have an online presence for
Sadly we have lost some long-standing members in the past few months. Two of these, Tessa McIntyre
and Elizabeth Best are remembered in special notices in this Newsletter. Both were strong supporters
of the Society and will be greatly missed.
We still have a few members who haven’t paid their 2021 subscription but it’s never too late!
Wishing you all a successful and productive Summer.
We were very saddened to hear of the death of Tessa McIntyre in early
February. Tessa was a ne and highly respected painter and printmaker.
Her work has been a key feature in many exhibitions in this region for
many years. Tessa was a great supporter of the Bruton Art Society and
had many friends there. She will be much missed by all who knew
We hear there will be an exhibition of her work in Shaftesbury this
September and we will post details when we know more.
The Bruton Art Society will mount a special display of a selection of
her work at the Annual Exhibition in August.