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Mimi Claughton writes:

“Ever since I first went to Arncliffe when I first joined Driffield Art Club over 25 yrs ago, I have been addicted to going on painting holidays/courses.
My latest trip was with Authentic Adventures, to the Istrian peninsula in Croatia. The tutor was David Paskett, and I was impressed that he made telephone contact. In the general chat he asked if I ever used an iPad for artwork . . .
I decided that I really should give it a try as I thought he could give me some guidance when we were away. I had already tried few programmes but soon lost interest.
He had recommended ARTRAGE so I tried that and am now being a lot more selective with what ‘tools’ I use. What  I liked was that it is all done with my finger and is easily corrected.
Wasted a lot of money buying the i pen that goes with my iPad Pro.”


This page is for member’s to contribute their news and to read about recent events.

Please email your news and pictures to: mail@driffieldartclub.co.uk



Driffield Art Club member Lynne Porter writes:

I recently went on an organised day trip with ERA (East Riding Artists) to Spurn Point.  This was organised for us by the artist Larry Malkin, who is at present artist in residence on Spurn Point, and is also a volunteer with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
The day was excellent.  Larry had organised everything extremely well, including two maps of Spurn showing interesting things to look for, and good sites to paint from.  We met at the gateway and were taken down to the lighthouse on the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Safari  UniMog 4-wheel vehicle, which was a very exciting ride!  We then went on to the old Pilots Office as this was our base for the day
After a drink Larry took us on a walk around the point, giving both history and geography talks en route.  We then had a couple of hours after having our packed lunch to draw, sketch or take photographs.
Larry has expressed an interest in taking any art groups who would be interested on this same day trip.  Numbers are limited to 22 as that is the seating capacity of the UniMog.  The cost for the day was £10 which was very good value.  It was a brilliant day out, and I for one would love to go again.


Contact: mail@driffieldartclub.co.uk for dates and booking information

Here is the link for Spurn


Driffield Art Club Member Mary Wells is currently having an exhibition of her work entitled “Wish You Were Here” comprising of paintings inspired by visits at home and abroad . It is being held at the newly refurbished visiting artist’s room at The Old Town Gallery and Information Centre, High Street, Bridlington Old Town. Opening times are every day between 10:00am and 4:00pm until and including Wednesday 31st August. Mary will be there in person on Friday 12th August and Sunday 21st August.

wish you were here flyermary wells and friends at wish you were here preview



Spring Open Exhibition at Bridlington Spa – please see drop down menu under ‘events’ on home page


Driffield Art Club President Mimi Claughton has won yet another accolade! Her acrylic landscape  ‘Coastal Path’  had won a ‘Highly Commended’ award at Beverley Art Gallery’s Open Exhibition this winter. The exhibition runs until February 13th.

DSC_0203President Mimi Claughton thanks Guest Artist John Naylor for judging the artwork and awarding the trophies at  our Annual Exhibition at Dee, Atkinson & Harrison in Driffield in October.



Award Winners at our 2015 Annual Exhibition











Ainley trophy: Guest Artist’s Choice

Jill Grinstead – ‘I remember’


Schofield Rose Bowl: Best Flower Painting:

Sally Bell– ‘Daisies’

Statue for Best Oil Painting:

Glyn Barker – ‘St Marys’


Driffield Art Club Trophy for Best Pastel:

Rhona Rowley – ‘Edge of the Hill’


Richardson Cup for Best Watercolour:

Robert Kelly – ‘Good Drying Day’


Yorkshire Ridings Magazine Award Any Other Medium:

Jean Verity – ‘Blue 1’


Schofield Tankard Interior or Still Life:

Joanne Blacker – ‘Geraniums’


Anthony Steele Trophy for Innovation:

Rachel Crawford – ‘In the Garden’


Peter Walker Trophy for Best Acrylic:

Teresa Hollins – ‘Ruby and Mona’


People’s Award Rose Bowl:

Kay Jones