As we were founded in 1945, our Society celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2020.

There are approximately thirty-five members in our Society at the present time, all local artists and we like to welcome guests to our monthly meetings. We meet in The Woodman (Hall), Joel Street, Eastcote, HA5 2PR, on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7.30 p.m. At the meetings, we have professional artists demonstrating different styles and media. These demonstrations are always very interesting, informative and entertaining.

During the year, we hold two exhibitions in The Cow Byre, one in the spring and one in the autumn. Some years we also hold a summer exhibition.  Every year we like to join in the Combined Arts Exhibition in the Great Barn.   We also take part in other indoor and outdoor exhibitions during the year and, if possible, go out for painting days during the summer (when the weather permits!). Also during the winter we hold painting afternoons inside, dates and venues to be arranged. We always enjoy the outdoor activities and find it a good opportunity to socialise more with the members of our Society and also members of the public. We have been on outings together – we have been on a river trip to Runnymede and visited National Trust properties.  We hope these outings will become regular events.

We like to be involved in any Hillingdon events, previously ArtsWeek, then Arts Festival (Culture Bite) and Hillingdon Arts in Action, and try to hold a Painting Day and an Outdoor Exhibition during that time. We also in the past joined in the Medieval Festival at the Manor Farm Site during August for many years which was always a very lively event, although unfortunately it hasn’t been held since 2015.  We also join the Eastcote House Gardens Summer Picnic and Pinner Rotary Village Fair each year which are very popular events.

Every year in the autumn/early winter we hold a Quiz Evening and Supper which is popular with our members and their guests.

Our President, Mrs. Kay McGoay, is one of our longest serving members to date. There are quite a few members who have been with the Society for many years and we are very proud of our excellent artists and their work. Joyce Carpenter, Chairman and Exhibition Secretary, has been with the Society for more than twenty-five years and has been Exhibition Secretary since 1998 and Chairman since April, 2022. Barbara Porket is our Treasurer and has been with us a long time too.

As mentioned above, we are always delighted to welcome visitors to our meetings and obviously, also like to welcome new members.

Members of the Committee:

President Mrs Kay McGoay

Chairman and Exhibition Secretary Mrs Joyce Carpenter

Treasurer Mrs Barbara Porket

Publicity Officers Mrs Maureen Osborne and Mr. Iain Kane

Programme Secretary Mrs Carol Slavid

Mrs Eleanor Frost

Mrs Audrey Harrington

Mr Damon Poole

Mrs Silveen Purdy