Beechwood Artists Group was established in 1996 and currently has over 100 members of varying experience from absolute beginners onwards. We are all amateurs, creating pictures in various media for enjoyment and personal challenge. There are no entry qualifications for membership.
Beechwood members come from the Chilterns area of Buckinghamshire – places such as Amersham, Chesham, Little Chalfont, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Wendover, Great Missenden – and from nearby areas of Hertfordshire such as Berkhamsted, Tring, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth and Watford.
Beechwood is affiliated to the SAA which has over 45,000 members worldwide in 62 different countries. Individual membership of the SAA is optional, though recommended, and recognised with a reduced annual subscription to Beechwood.
Wednesday Painting days – members only
Wednesdays (10am-1pm & 1pm-4pm, or stay all day) at Amersham Common Village Hall (ACVH) in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere. We bring our own materials. There’s a small fee for coming to painting days, but tea, coffee and biscuits are free.
A few times a year we have social gatherings and informal painting competitions for members.
We have an art DVD and book library at ACVH for members’ use, and a variety of materials for members to “try before you buy”. We also keep some DIY mount-cutting and basic framing equipment.
In 2018 Beechwood Artists Group supports Bucks Vision, a local vision impairment charity supporting people with sight loss.