Richard Pikesley in his studio

Painting day with Richard Pikesley in aid of the AGBI charity

A guided day's painting with Richard Pikesley PPNEAC, either working on nearby coastal or landscape subjects of West Dorset or in the studio if the weather's unkind.

All proceeds from the day will go to support the work of the Artists' General Benevolent Institution (AGBI).

Lunch and refreshments will be provided in the artist's studio.

About the Artists' General Benevolent Institution (AGBI): Founded by JMW Turner in 1814, the Artists' General Benevolent Institution is a charity run for artists by artists and is one of the oldest charities in the United Kingdom. The AGBI is there to help and support professional artists who, due to illness, accident or old age cannot work or earn either temporarily or in the long term.

About your tutor: Richard Pikesley has been part of the NEAC since his election at the age of 23 in 1974. He'd been on the executive committee for donkey's years before serving as President from 2013-2018. Since stepping down from that role he's been involved in a number of other projects including writing a big book about landscape painting to be published by Crowood Press later this year. He's also a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and works in oils and watercolour and draws every day. His exhibition at the Fosse Gallery in Stow on the Wold, documenting travels and painting both North and South opens on 6th October 2019.


Middlehill Farm
Marrowbone Lane
Bothenhampton, Bridport​


£100.00 (+ booking fee) for the day

There is a 10% discount for Friends of the New English and students with an appropriate student number booking online. If you are a student you will be asked to provide your Student ID at the workshop. If you are eligible for a discount please email stating which discount you are eligible for and you will be emailed a special code to use when booking your tickets.

Dates & times

Saturday 21 March 2020

10:00 – 17:00


Please bring the materials of your choice for either painting or drawing, any medium

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