November 2011


Just as members are closing their doors to Open Studios visitors, the planning cycle for the following year starts again and, like so many voluntary organisations, the committee anticipate 2012 will present us with some financial challenges.  If you are aware of anyone that might wish to sponsor Open Studios please contact us with details.

Quarterly Lecture - Wed 23 November 2011

See details of our winter lecture 'From Rust to Riches' by Mitzie Green.

We still have a vacancy for Programme Secretary, so if you would like to be involved in arranging these events in 2012 please email for further details.


Between Jan-Oct 2011, in addition to HVA organised events (Open Studios, 12" Square, Art & Gift Fair St. Albans, Bishops Stortford College Exhibition), as a benefit of membership the newsletter has delivered the following number of opportunities to you ....


Congratulations to Wendy Hyams, and Maria Luisa Wilkings read details of their achievements here ..

Art Groups News & Meetings

All members are welcome to participate in the activities of the various art groups. Just email the group leaders on the email links below.

Artist on File: Anneli Boon

Clare Kendal Bate met with HVA Member Anneli Boon, Contemporary and mixed-media paper artist at her Studio in Welwyn.

Belinda's Bash

Seaside Soup

Last week Robert and I took a break away in Thorpeness on the Suffolk coast. I had two quests – to find a good soup recipe book and to take stock. The pun is intended because it struck me that soup is a good metaphor for key ingredients to revive your creative soul…