This was a presentation by Doug to the art group on Tuesday 26 March 2024. Many were impressed with his experiments using AI with the app "Chat GPT" and the artistic works produced from his directions with some surprising results.

At Birmingham's Art Galley and Museum there is currently an excellent exhibition from the Pre Raphaelites. It is called Victorian Radicals.

On Saturday, the Lead Astray Workshop was held at Littleworth. Sheila and Carole had prepared a very informative day for us, demonstrating a wide range of pencil media - showing us the advantages and disadvantages of each variety. Members were invited to use each of the mediums to experiment . It is rare to get an opportunity to handle...

Our understanding of how watercolour paints work was greatly developed on Tuesday with a presentation from member Stuart Blackburn. Stuart works largely in watercolour, and has a lifetime of experience- as he had his first watercolour set when he was 4 years old!! Stuart's presentation was looking at 'granulation' and how certain watercolours will...

A huge thankyou to all the members ( and partners) involved in the successful winter exhibition. Once again SAG were able to demonstrate the wealth and diversity of art created by it's members. Over Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November, a large and comprehensive display of art work was available for viewing and sales. A steady stream of visitors...

Saturday 14th October saw the return of artist David Brevitt, following on from his inspiring demonstration a short while ago. David provided opportunity to follow in his footsteps and create a portrait using a reliable method that he has tried and tested over many years.

David Brevitt


September 26th SAG welcomed ex-member David Brevitt . David is an established portrait painter working in oils. Today he demonstrated his skills and techniques in painting a portrait of Pep Guardiola.

SAG welcomed a new model today, Simon. Simon's distinctive appearance and style provided a very interesting subject for today's model sketch/paint. Figure and portrait painting can pose many difficulties, but it was greeted by a large number of members keen to face the challenge.

On Tuesday 22nd August members met at the beautiful Sugnall Walled Gardens to paint, sketch, and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. We were treated to a beautiful bit of sunshine, and could choose from a range of subjects and views to paint. Sunflowers, Dhalias and Snapdragons were in full bloom and the apple trees were full of rosy fruit.

Seven Springs


On August 8th members were invited to attend a sketching session at Seven Springs on Cannock Chase.