Clifton, Painting Group


The painting club come together once a week at Highbank Community Centre and run by Brian Chambers since he set it up in 2007. They were using a mixture of mediums, gouache, watercolour and pencil and all working on their own subject matter, painting from memory, family photos or magazines. Many of the participants had brought their work in to show me and were very proud of what they had achieved and the improvements they had made over the years. None of the participants had any formal art training, and it’s open to all. One participant spoke about how relaxing she found it “you can switch off for an hour and not think about anything but the painting in front of you”.