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The Lymington Palette Club holds an annual exhibition of its members work every summer, recently at the Masonic Hall in Lymington.

The 2019 Exhibition will be held at the Masonic Hall on Friday 21st June to Friday 28th June.


Exhibition information and rules (Word format)   (PDF format)

Exhibition entry form (Word format)   (PDF format)

The 2018 Exhibition was held successfully at the Masonic Hall on the 6th to the 13th July.


Lymington Palette Club Summer Exhibition 2017

Steve Marshall opening the 2017 exhibition

Steve Marshall opening the 2017 exhibition

An exhibition of contemporary art by professional
and local artists

This year's Club exhibition was held successfully at the Masonic Hall from Friday 23rd June to Friday 30th June

The private view was held on Friday 30th June and was opened by Steve Marshall exhibition curator at Saint Barbe's.

As well as some excellent paintings by members we were very fortunate that Will Rochfort allowed us to hang one of his pictures this year. Will is a local artist who has had great success exhibiting paintings in London and in Heathrow airport.

Comments from visitors were very positive, with members of the public saying what a varied and interesting exhibition it was.

Thank you to all who entered this year and to those who helped with the organisation and hanging of the paintings.

2017 Exhibition   2017 Exhibition


Lymington Palette Club Summer Exhibition 2016

This year's Club exhibition was held successfully at the Masonic Hall from Friday 24th June to Sat. 2ndJuly.   
As agreed, a selection of pictures from this exhibition have been added to the Artists' pages.

Mayor Dunning opening the exhibition

Mayor Dunning opening the Exhibition


Lymington Palette Club Summer Exhibition 2015

Lymington Palette Club celebrated its 61st year of artistic excellence with a stunning summer exhibition at the Masonic Hall, expertly hung by our curator Vikki Sheridan. Around 140 paintings represented the work of 39 of the club's members. Town Mayor Councillor Michael White opened the show on Friday evening 14th August, and as the guests arrived, Philippa Bambach and Sue Hawkes set a gentle tone with a fine performance of flute music.

This year the members thought that rather than have formal judging, we would ask the visitors to vote for their favourite painting. Over 500 of our many visitors entered into the spirit of this with enthusiasm. The clear favourite was Alison Bolton's "Winter Landscape", a subtle and atmospheric painting of local woodland. Alison writes about her painting:

"My passions for painting and the natural world have run side by side since my childhood and my landscapes reflect secret places in the New Forest and the reed beds near my home. Water and light are a constant theme; the ever changing moods of season and light, dawn and dusk in particular are the basis of paintings which, though sometimes abstract, convey the echo of a landscape seen within a structure which enhances the reality."

The second favourite was Sherley Phillips, with her beautiful "Floral Colours" series, and her fine "Townscape". One of these images has been widely seen around Lymington in posters for the exhibition, and Sherley's work has also been very popular with buyers. The top three and the two joint fourth are shown below:

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Alison Bolton Winter Landscape     
     Sherley Philips Floral Colours
Alison Bolton:  Winter Landscape   
   Sherley Philips:  Floral Colours
Sherley Philips Townscape     

Sherley Philips:  Townscape  

   Marion Lewis:  Girl with a gold earring 
Wendi Pankhurst Action Girl
Wendi Pankhurst:   Action Girl

From the Visitors Book

I really enjoyed it and the paintings have really good detail / Excellent / Wonderful - please add me to your mailing list / What no textiles! Loved the mixed media / A delightful, inspiring exhibition / Absorbing + great variety of lovely work, what more can I say? / Beautifully hung. A peaceful, enriching exhibition. Thankyou. / Lovely! / A lovely wide variety of painting styles and mediums / Wonderful exhibition, peaceful, inspiring / Splendid ( S. Hope's Anemones evoked D H Lawrences Gentians) / Really enjoyed the exhibition / Varied + v. good standard, thought provoking / Good to see such variety of work / Very high standard - Loved the ex. / Some fabulous work / Lovely exhibition - wonderful work / Lovely exhibition / Some excellent paintings / Inspiring / Good work


Some general shots of the 2015 Exhibition

Marion and Mayor White2015 exhibition
2015 exhibition2015 exhibition
2015 exhibition

2014 Exhibition


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