At Pontargothi Memorial Hall on May 25th 2017, Diane Mathias returned to the Sketch
Club and provided the members with a workshop and demonstration on her techniques
in pastel drawings. Diane lives in Ceredigion and specialises in landscape paintings
in oil and pastels and works from her studio shop as a full time artist. Diane's demonstration
was of a tranquil river and woodland scene. Members were shown various techniques
especially on drawing reflections and movement and light on water. In the workshop
club members worked on their pastel landscapes with help and suggestions from Diane.
Many interesting drawings were produced and thanks went out to Diane Mathias for
a very educational afternoon especially from those members new to working with pastels.
Diana Mathis workshop
Thursday 14th September t 2017 the club was given a very interesting talk by two
local artists – John Wyn Hopkins and Ieuan Layton- Matthews, both of whom were proud
to belong to the Guild of Aviation Artists.
Thursday 28th September 2017 long-standing member Esme Wagstaffe gave those members
present a most interesting illustrated account of her artistic career, from St. Alban’s
School of Art, then St. Martin’s School of Art
At Pontargothi Memorial Hall on Thursday October 12th 2017 the club was treated to
a demonstration by Sandra Phillips. Sandra is a well known local artist and member
of the club. She is known for her beautiful landscapes. Sandra chose ‘Where the Land
meets the Sea’ as the title for her demonstration. Sandra worked in water based oils
and showed the members various techniques using molding paste for texture of the
rocks, blending techniques, how to create waves and also wonderful watery sands and
reflections. Sandra was warmly thanked. Members were encouraged to create their own
seascape ready for our next meeting which will be on the 26th October at 2pm at Pontargothi
As part of the Three Towns Exhibition, Carmarthen Sketch Club members exhibited over
40 paintings at Carmarthen Library from 7th to 17th November 2017.
The artistic judge was Ann Dorsett, retired curator of Abergwilli Museum. She praised
the high standard of the works and gave her critique for her choice of winners .
David Crane, the clubs President, presented the winners with their trophies and certificates.
The winners were Hywel Gravell “Reflection” won the D. John Crane Memorial Trophy
for abstract .
Pamela Lewis “Carreg Cennen” won the John Hutchins Memorial Trophy for a landscape
in any medium.
Carol Thomas “Heaths and Woods” won the Edith Lodwick Memorial Trophy for best overall
Highly Commended certificates were awarded to
Gordon Alexander for “Welsh Mountain Sheep” and Denis Comey for”Birches”
Commended certificates were awarded to Suzanne Donovan for “Looking for Gander”,
Kay McCall for “Evening Show” and Ian Wilkins for “Whitford Point”.
The favourite picture chosen by the public was “Enigma” by Carol Edwards-Ridd of
Ammanford, and the winner from those that picked the favourite was Carol Griffiths
On Thursday 22nd February 2018 Carmarthen Sketch Club welcomed artist Ruth Lewis
25th January 2018, Elaine Graham, a West Wales coastal and landscape painter, demonstrated
On Thursday May 24th 2018 Carmarthen Sketch Club enjoyed a full day workshop with
the celebrated young Welsh artist Peter Kettle
Denis Comey receives the Dr John Crane Memorial Trophy 2018 for an Abstract work/collage
from President of the Club David Crane
Town Mayor Councillor Emlyn Schiavone opens
our Annual Exibition. 2018
Pam Lewis received the John Hutchins Memorial Trophy from Peter Spriggs 2018
Ross Osborn won the Edith Lodwick Trophy for Best in Show 2018
Winner of the monthly competion for members over 12 months was Peter Davies 2018
The opening of our Annual Art Exhibition 12th November 2018 held at Carmarthen Library
The Exhibition was judged by Peter Spriggs from Carmarthen School of Art, ColegSirGar.
On the 28th February 2019, members enjoyed the Elaine's all day workshop essive.