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RGA Summer Painting Days

If you haven't attended one before, the painting days are an opportunity to paint and sketch with like-minded souls. You can wander off on your own or join with friends and colleagues to find the view that inspires you, or both! We like to meet up at the end of the day and share our results, but the day is totally unstructured, mix and mingle as you want. All members are welcome, there is no RGA charge, however you are responsible for individual expenses such as parking if applicable and refreshments as you require.

For further information contact Nina on 0118 947 1307 or 07500543256. It would be good if you can let Nina know if you are intending to come along. Or email Karen publicity@rga-artists.org.uk


Our last Day for 2017 is:

Sun 3rd September (Please note this visit is on a Sunday)

Mapledurham, Reading, RG4 7TR

Time: 1:30pm to 5pm, tea room opens at 2pm
Entrance to the grounds only £1 per person (House is extra)

Directions: 4 miles north west of Reading, signed from the
A4074 (Caversham to Oxford road). Please note - if you are using
satnav directions, be aware that people are often directed to either
Tilehurst (the other side of the river) or via The Warren which is
inaccessible to traffic.

MAPLEDURHAM is best accessed by leaving the M4 at Junction 11 towards Caversham and then taking the A4074 towards Wallingford/Oxford. (Turn left over Caversham bridge onto this road).

Travel on this road for approximately 2 miles. As you leave the
housing area you will see a golf course on the left and another one on
the right beside the Pack Saddle pub. Turn left opposite the Pack
Saddle towards Mapledurham Village.

At the old Cross roads (Trench Green) Turn left towards MAPLEDURHAM
Village follow this road for 1 mile. Take great care on this road!

As you approach the village you will see a post box in the wall and a
telephone box. Continue through the village until you get to the end
of the road and you have arrived.


For further information contact Nina on 0118 9471307 or 07500543256. It would be good if you can let her know if you are intending to come along.


Shiplake Shiplake Shiplake

The Summer Painting Day at Shiplake church was a real success with the largest turnout so far, 14 painters loaded with equipment, lunch and creative intent.

There was a lovely atmosphere in the group as we settled in chosen places around the church or down the steep slope to the riverside and boat houses. The weather stayed good but providing a challenge with fast changing clouds and shadows on the water, not to mention boats and water fowl and the ever present need to decide whether to change your picture and suddenly insert a boat... or not.

Shiplake Shiplake

We had a get together at 3.30 to view and admire the group output, it was noticed how very individual each person's work is.

Shiplake Shiplake


​And previous days out...

Dinton Pastures Dinton Pastures

Dinton Pastures Dinton Pastures

Dinton Pastures Dinton Pastures

The Summer Painting Days have been making the most of our hot summer weather as you can see from these photos from our day out at Dinton Pastures, with artists managing to find some shady spots. Not only were the glorious surroundings an inspiration for painting and sketching, some also found fellow artists as inspiration!

Dinton Pastures Dinton Pastures















Harris garden

Harris garden

Harris garden



Dinton Pastures

Dinton Pastures Dinton Pastures





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