June Berry in her studio

June Berry: Studying Art in the 1940s

June Berry NEAC Hon RE RWA RWS finds her subject matter in her every day surroundings and the small events in people’s daily lives, often glimpsed in passing. In this article, as she approaches her ninety-fifth birthday this summer, June takes a look back at how her art career began ...
'At the Easel' (self portrait, oil) by Jason Bowyer

Jason Bowyer PPNEAC PS RP (1957-2019)

We are deeply saddened by the news that Jason Bowyer died on Sunday 17 February 2019. Jason was a key figure within the New English Art Club – Past President and Founder of the NEAC Drawing School. He will be greatly missed by his fellow members who considered him a great friend.
Karólína Lárusdóttir The Angel and the Horse

Karólína Lárusdóttir NEAC RE RWS (1944-2019)

It is with great sadness that we share the news that New English Art Club member Karólína Lárusdóttir died on 7 Feb 2019 at the age of 74.
Benjamin Hope NEAC PS

Benjamin Hope: Numbers and Figures

Benjamin Hope was elected a NEAC member in 2018, but despite an artistic family background, he did not follow the conventional art college path to becoming a full-time painter. Instead, Benjamin spent over a decade at university studying mathematics and physics: four years at Warwick, followed by Part III Mathematics and a PhD at Cambridge. Has this scientific detour influenced his process and technique as an artist?
photo of James Bland

Interview with James Bland NEAC

We kick off 2019 with an interview with James Bland NEAC whose exhibition at Lilford Gallery in Canterbury starts on 25 January. James talks us through the process, technique and inspiration behind a selection of his paintings, and tell us about the training and experiences that led him to become a member of the New English Art Club, starting with his teenage years . . .