In 1989, in a conversation at the Chelsea Arts Club, with Peter Peterson RBA, Sandra Pepys (then chair of the Society of Landscape Painters), Dennis Gilbert NEAC, Cinzia Bonada RBA and others it was mentioned that many of them often painted small scale works and that it would be good idea if there were a forum for exhibiting such works. The potential membership was discussed and a shortlist of names agreed on and the Small Paintings Society - subsequently renamed the Small Paintings Group - was founded.
Membership consists of a maximum of 35 artists, many of whom also belong to other exhibiting societies - NEAC, RWS, RBA and others - and of course paint on a much larger scale as well. The paintings exhibited with the SPG are limited to 12" by 12" or 144 square inches in area and may be in any medium.
Sarah has a solo show "Drawing in Colour" at the Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford from the 11 September - 2 October 2021.
Sarah will also be teaching an online course for the Winslow Art Center based in Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA beginning on the 22 September. The course "Colour and Form in Oil Painting" will run on Wednesday evenings (5:30-7pm UK time) for 4 weeks.
The evening before the course begins there will be an online discussion from the exhibition with Sarah Wiseman, Martha Jordan from Winlsow Art Center and Sarah on the 21 September 5:30-6:30pm UK time.
The Jerram Gallery in Sherborne are hosting an exhibition of works by Small Paintings Group members from late November through December.
27th November to 22nd December 2021
The Jerram Gallery
Half Moon Street
Dorset, DT9 3LN
The Small Paintings Group annual London exhibition will be on show at Piers Feetham Gallery from December through to January 2022 with a break for Christmas and New Year.
2nd to 23rd December 2021 and 5th to 19th January 2022
Piers Feetham Gallery
475 Fulham Road
London SW6 1HL
020 7381 3031