Chilcompton Art Club - About Us

 During the late 1980’s a handful of friends-all interested in art, began to meet together with the sole purpose of sharing and enjoying their varied artistic skills.
Soon the idea of sharing their love of art with others in the community, and also encouraging those who had always wanted to paint but had convinced themselves that they couldn’t, to come along and give it a try.

And so the Chilcompton Art Club evolved and became a club officially on 1st January 1993. Our current membership consists of about 35 members and we are fortunate in having an ideal venue for painting. It is a modern church hall attached to Chilcompton Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, Chilcompton BA3 4HN, which is in a beautiful rural setting with lots of natural light.


AUTUMN 2017:    September 6th - December 8th 


As indicated above, our "ART YEAR" is made up of three terms, SPRING - SUMMER - AUTUMN
We hold two sessions each week, on Wednesday and Friday mornings commencing at 10am and running for 2 hours.
The club has several accomplished artists who are always willing to help those who are just beginning or offering advice if requested.
The members are a group of aspiring artists with varying levels of ability who are there just for the pure enjoyment of painting, and the enjoyment of each others company.
Each year we hold an annual exhibition in a local hall - an event that is looked forward to by many in the community and beyond.
We also have a competition each year within our membership on a chosen theme, in addition to which in order to encourage the development of skills and to experience working in different mediums, we organise regular demonstrations and workshops led by professional artists, or our own members.
You will be assured of a warm welcome if you would like to come and enjoy with us the art of painting.
Amanda Mayes. Club Chairman.


 Membership is open to anyone, and you are welcome to just turn up at one of our sessions, details on Home Page.

SECRETARY: Nigel Punchard. 01761-413579 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 CHAIRMAN: Amanda Mayes. Tel: 01761-232475   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Committee Changes at the AGM 2017



At the recent Chilcompton Art Club AGM, longstanding Chairman Hugh Webb made the decision to stand down from the role after many years of service. Hugh brought something unique to the Chairman’s role, his easy going nature and ready wit, along with a caring attitude for the members, made it very easy for people to get along with him. He established a rapport with the members that made them feel at ease and above all, welcomed. Hugh, being and ex-teacher, seamlessly slotted into the role again, when he conducted one of his whacky, but informative, watercolour workshops, some of which will never be forgotten by those that attended. Hugh has agreed to remain as a committee member, and will offer his help, experience,  and guidance in the coming years. The club also extended their thanks to Mrs Sue Thatcher and Susan Brain for stepping in and doing the role of Secretary this past 12 months, she has had some health issues, but has managed to do a fine job, and it was very much appreciated. The members voted to elect a new Secretary, Mr Nigel Punchard, and also a new Chairman, Amanda Mayes seen here in the middle of the presentations to Hugh and Susan.