Category Archives: retired-member

Les Williams


SUBJECTS Buildings

MEDIA Water Colour

Les Williams work

Marion Wilcocks invited me to join Drawing London following meeting her at a Lloyd’s exhibition, probably late in 2006. I had only in the last few years begun to draw and paint,and she awarded me best newcomers prize at the Lloyd’s exhibition.

My love is to paint in London, especially the City and the River Thames. My current project is to build a sketch book based on the river and produce a ‘Thames Sketchbook’ .


Wendy Winfield


SUBJECTS  still life, landscape, figures

MEDIA  ink, oil, pastel, etching

Our great friend and fellow artist Wendy Winfield died on  7th January 2023 at the age of 89.

Our tribute to Wendy is here

Wendy Winfield

Wendy Winfield’s work

Wendy Winfield studied at Kingston School of Art and at the Courtauld. In the 1970s she was a pupil with the abstract expressionist painter Abraham Rattner in New York, and later with the Bomberg influenced  artist Roy Oxlade. After a career in advertising she turned to full time painting. Besides taking part in numerous mixed exhibitions over the last 17 years she has held solo exhibitions at Ozten Zeki(1991, 1994, 1995), Coningsby(2000) and Piers Feetham Gallery (2003 and 2007).

Wendy Winfield’s work is figurative and takes its inspiration from a study of motifs including landscape figure and still-life. It is informed by Matisse and American and European Expresionism. The importance of drawing from observation is an important feature of the work, and most summers she generally spends time around the Mediterranean – in France, Italy, Morocco – working outside both drawing and painting directly from nature.

Clare Weatherill


SUBJECTS  buildings in the landscape, London scenes, boats and portraits

MEDIA watercolour and pastel

Clare Weatherill’s work

I joined the group in 2011 and I am thrilled to not only discover London but also to have the opportunity to sketch with like minded people.

I love plein air painting and mostly paint in watercolour.

I am very involved the Fulham art society (SOFAP) and regularly exhibit with them. I am also a member of Merton Art Society and run a sketching group in Fulham and paint at every possible opportunity!

Judy Hillman

SUBJECTS  buildings, street scenes, interiors

MEDIA  pencil, pen and wash, water colour

Our great friend and fellow artist Judy Hillman died on Tuesday 1st August at the age of 85. Read our tribute to Judy.

Judy Hillmans’s work

First as a newspaper planning correspondent and then as a consultant and writer, Judy Hillman has researched and written extensively about cities, especially London.   She loves photography but began to sketch and paint to try to capture more of the elusive multi-faceted nature of its people and character.

Ivor Kamlish

SUBJECTS  buildings

MEDIA  etching, pen and ink, iPad

Our great friend and fellow artist Ivor Kamlish died on Wednesday 30th October at the age of 88. Read our tribute to Ivor who died on 30th October 2019.

Ivor Kamlish’ work

Studied at Leeds College of Art and at the Central School of Arts & Crafts in London, where he specialised in graphics and exhibition design.  His teachers included Maurice de Saumarez, Keith Vaughan, Paul Hogarth, Herbert Spencer and Anthony Froshaug.  After National Service, he joined Carter & Co in Poole, Dorset, designing ceramic and mosaic murals, as well as being responsible for the companies corporate print.  In 1963 he started his own design practice, which continues to this day.  His work has been exhibited in London and abroad.

Shelby Dawbarn

SUBJECTS  architecture, portraits

MEDIA  pencil, pen and wash, water colour

Shelby Dawbarns’s work

Shelby Dawbarn spent two years at the Bartlett School of Architecture and two at the Liverpool School of Art.  After a long gap she began again in the 80s at Islington Art Classes, Mary Ward Queen Square and the Prince’s Drawing Studios, all in London.  She has exhibited with the Islington Art Society, North One Artists, Mary Ward and the Society of Graphic Fine Art, where she is a committee member.  Architectural subjects and portraits are her chief interests, and watercolour her preferred medium.