Essex Art Club

Patron: Ken Howard, OBE, RA, RWS, RWA, ROI, RBA, Hon. NEAC.

President: John Tookey, PS.

Welcome to the Website of the Essex Art Club

Painting by John Tookey



News Items




Exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery


Our Patron, Ken Howard


120 Years of the Essex ArtClub


CV List


Portfolio I*


Portfolio II*










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Our 120th Anniversary

2019 is our 120th Anniverary

To celebrate this we are having a SPECIAL COMPETITION (for members only) at the November Exhibition at Wanstead House. This will be judged by our Patron, Ken Howard, OBE, RA. with a special prize of £120!

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Our Activities

All areas of the visual arts except photography and sculpture, including painting and drawing in watercolour, oils, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pencil, ink, mixed media and printmaking. Our subjects include terrestrial and marine landscapes, portraits and life studies, still life and abstracts.

We aim to hold at least two exhibitions a year, one in Essex and one in London.

Look for details of our Activities, which include demonstrations by specialist artists, talks on art history, informal painting sessions, a portrait group and workshops in selected disciplines.

Who We Are

We are a long-established (one hundred and twenty years) society of artists and art-lovers, currently about 80 strong.  Our members range from total beginners to full-time professionals and include tutors and teachers of art, but most of our members are enthusiastic amateurs.  Take a look at the CVs of some of our exhibiting members and  portfolios of paintings, drawings and original prints Portfolio I Portfolio II).

Where We Meet

Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT (near Wanstead Underground station) is our usual venue for demonstrations, talks, and social functions. We usually meet in the hall behind the main house.


We are always looking for new members.  If you would like to join the Essex Art Club look at the details of membership and send for, or download, an application form.  Annual subscription is  currently £17, which allows you to exhibit your work and to attend demonstrations at a discounted rate.

Financial Support

The Essex Art Club gratefully acknowledges the receipt of financial support from the London Borough of Redbridge

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