Meetings 2020

This page is for images of drawings and paintings made by the members of our group at each of our meeting places during the year 2020.

Roll your mouse over the thumbnail images to find out the month, location and author of each one. Or click on an image to see an enlargement and then view all of the enlarged images one by one.

Carol Savage joined the group at the end of 2019.

In March this year (2020), the Drawing London Group’s regular monthly meeting abruptly ceased with the lockdown. Not to be deterred, the group decided if we cannot have monthly meetings, then we will have weekly meetings instead! Using the magic of technology, we appear on screen, sometimes as many as 12 of us, clutching our coffee mugs and chatting about how to manage and stay sane during lockdown. After half an hour, we go off to paint whatever we can find, returning in the afternoon to show off our work. Lockdown has been kind to artists in many ways, giving us time and focus.  Here are examples of work done during these interesting times!.

From July, the Zoom calls stopped and the northern and southern groups met in separate locations in July and August (Kenwood and Waterlow Park and Painshill Park)

But as the news that the pandemic was increasing, Bill wisely decided to suspend all Drawing London meetings until the end of the year. 

A favourite on Facebook has been Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week, a four hour long programme following one of their prize winning portraitists painting a well known sitter. The art, the chat, and the challenge of making our own work has been popular amongst us. The first series started on 26 April with Akram Khan and ended on 21 June with Mary Beard. A second series began on 18 October with Annie McManus