Wednesday 6 March 2024

Group Outing to Compton Verney Art Gallery

Painting for Pleasure enjoyed a lovely day out at Compton Verney on 7th February to see the Makers through the Ages exhibition.

Louise in the stunning grounds

Grace in front of Compton Verney Art Gallery

                                                    Jayne & John looking at the exhibits



Silk Paintings

Silk Paintings

Silk Painting

Decorative Ceramics

Monday 26 February 2024

Shrubland Hall,

First post by Amanda Crump!

Just before Christmas activities I headed my first little project. We were approached by another community group asking us to produce a piece of work centred around the old Shrubland Hall, which, in the early 1900's was situated where the Bury Road/Westbury Rd estate now is. With limited time this is what we came up with. 

We found virtually the only decent remaining picture of the old Shrubland Hall

We cut it into 4, and 4 members of our class each took a quarter and reproduced it each in the size of A3, in their own style. 

The Result

Interesting facts: many of the bricks used to build the estate were sourced from this old hall.
                                     : the only remaining part of the Hall or gardens is one huge cedar tree. Were not                         sure which one, but we think its set back off of Kingsway somewhere....

Saturday 23 December 2023

Christmas Tree Festival


We enjoyed painting miniature canvases , easels, baubles, and angels for our Christmas Tree as part of the Christmas Tree Festival, held in All Saints Parish Church, Leamington Spa.

We donated the decorated tree at the end of the festival to the charity Helping Hands, who gave it to someone in need this Christmas.

Friday 22 September 2023

Let's Do Coffee! MacMillan Coffee Morning

In tribute to Helena Godwin, our art tutor who sadly lost her life to cancer this year, please join us for coffee and cake to help raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Wednesday 27th September 2023.

11 am to 2 pm.

We look forward to seeing you 💖

Thank you to everyone who came to support this worthy cause.
We raised a wonderful £160 to support those affected by cancer.

Wednesday 9 August 2023

Summer Exhibition 2023


For one week only .....

Come down to the All Saints Parish Church Cafe, Leamington Spa to see our painting class end-of-year exhibition. We are displaying and selling artwork created during the year, as part of our project kindly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Wednesday 14 June 2023

Painting Shields for the Folk Festival in Warwick

During the Warwick Folk Festival, from Friday to Sunday, July 27th to 30th, 2023, keep an eye out for the vibrant shields our painting class has created to liven up the festival.

The excitement of the day ahead anticipates seeing your favorite artists perform, participating in workshops, and making new friends at the ceilidh. It promises to be an incredible day.

All of this and more await you in the heart of England, at the Warwick Folk Festival on a new green field site, just a 15-minute walk from the center of Warwick. 
See their website for details and tickets





Kath and Janice







Tuesday 9 May 2023

Tea with the King

The flags we painted looked amazing hanging up 
for the King's Coronation celebrations

You are invited to 'Tea with the King'

All are welcome to join us on Wednesday 10th May for tea or coffee and cake and see some of the artwork created by the 'Painting for Pleasure' group.

Open 1pm to 3pm
The Westbury Centre, Westlea Road, Leamington Spa, CV31 3JE

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Featured Artist; Louise Kelsey

Louise has been a member of Painting For Pleasure for 15 years.
she has a very distinctive style of painting and drawing