Essex Art Club

Patron: Ken Howard, OBE, RA, RWS, RWA, ROI, RBA, Hon. NEAC.

President: John Tookey, PS.

Welcome to the Website of the Essex Art Club

Painting by Panama Campbell



News Items




Classes & Workshops




Exhibition Entry Form


Exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery


Our Patron, Ken Howard


118 Years of the Essex Art Club


CV List


Portfolio I*


Portfolio II*










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Our Activities

All areas of the visual arts except photography, including painting and drawing in watercolour, oils, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pencil, ink and mixed media, as well as printmaking and sculpture. Our subjects include terrestrial and marine landscapes, portraits and life studies, still life and abstracts.

We aim to hold at least two exhibitions a year, one in Essex and one in London.

Look for details of our Activities, which include demonstrations by specialist artists, talks on art history, informal painting sessions, a portrait group and workshops in selected disciplines.

Who We Are

We are a long-established (about one hundred and fifteen years) society of artists and art-lovers, currently about 90 strong.  Our members range from total beginners to full-time professionals and include tutors and teachers of art, but most of our members are enthusiastic amateurs.  Take a look at the CVs of some of our exhibiting members and  portfolios of paintings, drawings and original prints Portfolio I Portfolio II).

Where We Meet

Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT (near Wanstead Underground station) is our usual venue for demonstrations, talks, and social functions. We usually meet in the hall behind the main house.

Catchment Area

Chiefly Essex and East London, including Barkingside, Brentwood, Buckhurst Hill, Chadwell Heath, Chingford, Chigwell, East Ham, Forest Gate, Gants Hill, Gidea Park, Highams Park, Ilford, Leytonstone, Newbury Park, Plaistow, Redbridge, Romford, Seven Kings, Snaresbrook, Upminster, Waltham Abbey, Walthamstow, Wanstead and Woodford.  Some members come from much further afield.


We are always looking for new members.  If you would like to join the Essex Art Club look at the details of membership and send for, or download, an application form.  Annual subscription is  currently £17, which allows you to exhibit your work and to attend demonstrations at a discounted rate.

Financial Support

The Essex Art Club gratefully acknowledges the receipt of financial support from the London Borough of Redbridge

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