Virtual Exhibition of Members’ Arts and Crafts – Spring / Summer 2020

We invited members to share photographs of any arts and crafts they have been working on recently and during lockdown, including works in progress. We’ll be adding more here as they come in; so keep scrolling down.

Our President, John Sherwood, has been composing still life scenes for his camera – the pain and the pleasures of lockdown?

Wine and Cheese by John Sherwood
Lockdown by John Sherwood

Talented artist and former Young Arts Representative, Hester Whittle, has done several life drawings. The middle one is a quick 5 minute sketch Hester did from the BBC’s Life Drawing programme:

Anna Murray has been making these colourful throws, quilt, boxes and masks. She says she’s been busy baking too but unfortunately the products have all been eaten!

Anna Murray – painted cupboard with storage boxes and masks
Anna Murray – storage boxes
Anna Murray – storage boxes
Anna Murray – patchwork quilt
Anna Murray – white throw
Anna Murray – red throw





Elizabeth Hall has painted scenes in Scotland, Canada – and herĀ  kitchen

Elizabeth Hall – Tobermory, Mull
Elizabeth Hall – Plockton
Elizabeth Hall – A fairy pool Glen Brittle Skye
Elizabeth Hall
Elizabeth Hall – Lake Ohara, British Columbia
Elizabeth Hall – Kitchen Art

Heather Hooker has been painting some of the beautiful landscapes she has visited in her world travels

Heather Hooker – Glen Orchy, New Zealand
Heather Hooker – Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Barbara Doyle-Davidson found some bits of fabric in a cupboard and turned them into this lovely quilt

Quilt by Barbara Doyle – Davidson

Our Heritage Volunteers are hard at work on the new Altar Kneeler for St Alban’s – backgrounds to come. See more, including Hester Whittle’s designs, on our Heritage Volunteers page

Lamb stitched by Juanita Sharman
Sheep stitched by Sally Elliott
Sheep stitched by Barbara Doyle-Davidson










Wendy Allan has found she has a connection to the big Siberian Bear that greets us in the Haslemere Museum. Known as ‘Arthur’ in the museum, but not his real name….read Wendy’s lovely account of his history – click here.

The Siberian Bear at Haslemere Museum

Colin Milner-Walker has sent in several of his delightful paintings – not all done in lockdown in case the subjects make you think he’s been travelling in the last few weeks!

St Luke’s Church, Grayshott by Colin Milner-Walker
Venice Window by Colin Milner-Walker




Bookham Church by Colin Milner – Walker
Fishing Boats by Colin Milner-Walker
Farm near Cazals, SW France by Colin Milner-Walker
Welsh Bridge scene by ColinMilner-Walker

Giles Summerhays has been getting ahead with his clay modelling of well-known people……

Giles Summerhays – Queen Elizabeth 2nd
Giles Summerhays – Prince Charles
Giles Summerhays – Rishi Sunak
Giles Summerhays – Boris Johnson
Giles Summerhays – Sir David Attenborough
Giles Summerhays -Greta Thunberg
Giles Summerhays – Clint Eastwood

….while Gabrielle has been lifting her spirits with painting

Gabrielle Summerhays 1
Gabrielle Summerhays 2
Gabrielle Summerhays 3