Richard Sorrell NEAC RBA PPRWS In these challenging times, we're reminded of the importance of community, and of the power of art to inspire and bring light into our lives. This brought to mind Richard Sorrell's uplifting opening speech from our recent group exhibition with the St Ives Society of Artists which we are delighted to share with you here . . .
When lockdown started, many artists feared that painting sales would grind to a halt. 'Who would buy art when they can't even buy toilet roll?' But as it turns out, we've seen a bit of a surge in online sales of our paintings by NEAC member artists. Perhaps people are brightening up their living rooms (now they're spending so much more time at home)? Art has the power to lift our spirits and so, it seems, does a bit of 'retail therapy'! So we've curated a collection of works under £1000 for you to browse from the comfort of your sofa. Perhaps you'll spot something that would look nice over the fireplace?
We often refer to the New English Art Club as a family and at times like these, it has never been more pertinent. Many families around the world are together at this time but also many have found themselves locked apart, which is the situation we now find ourselves in – unable to enjoy our annual get-together in June at Mall Galleries.
With regret, we share the sad news that Ann Le Bas NEAC RE died on 4 January 2020 at the age of 96. Ann was elected to the New English Art Club in 1972 and was an active member for nearly fifty years, earning the friendship and admiration of her fellow NEAC members ...