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Lymington Palette Club: History

Inspirational artist Violet Garrod, together with a small group of friends and local painters, founded the Lymington Palette Club in 1954. Its aim was share an enthusiasm and critical appreciation of painting. Early meetings were held in modest premises, described as a "hut" off the High Street. As numbers swelled we graduated to meeting in the Lymington Community Centre, who have hosted us ever since.

In 2014 we celebrated 60 years, our diamond jubilee. We have continued to meet monthly, to encourage and appraise each other's artwork, and to listen to a variety of distinguished invited speakers. In addition, members get together for informal exchanges and sketching days. Our annual exhibition, which has been held in the Masonic Hall for many years, demonstrates the exciting breadth of our contemporary art.

Our 60th anniversary in 2014

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Marion and the Mayor - cutting the cake
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"Miniatures" (about 5" x 7") were requested to depict the different decades since the 50's
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Our 50th anniversary in 2004Lymington Palette Club 50 year anniversary

 

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