Artists around the River Yealm

Yealm Art Society

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Coming Up

Our next event is an evening talk and video presentation by

Ray Balkwill, entitled ‘An Artists View’ on Saturday 17th September
at 7pm at the W.I. Hall in Newton Ferrers  – Entrance Fee: £7.50 (to include a glass of wine and nibbles)


We are delighted to welcome Ray to talk about his art.

Ray is a very popular and well know artist who endeavours to capture the mood and ‘spirit’ of a place.  You may have painted with him or read his articles in various art magazines. It should be a very inspiring and enjoyable evening.
This will be a social evening with wine and nibbles, open to both members and non-members.
Please feel free to bring friends, family, or anyone you feel would be interested in the talk and meeting Ray or knowing a little more about our art society.   The more the merrier!!!

For more information about this talk…click here

Our next full day workshop will be :

Saturday Drawing Workshop by Anna Ventura –
24th September
Yealmpton Community Centre from 10am to 4pm.
Anna is an artist and designer and works from her studio at the Tidal Gallery in Kingsbridge.
She will be concentrating on sketching techniques, perspective, and volume, using different mediums such as charcoal, ink, brush etc. She can provide members with materials at a small extra cost.

More info on this workshop …….click here

For more information on our full 2022 programme please use link below.




Art Sale

Pop Up Art Sale to be held on 29th October at Noss Mayo Village Hall .
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Free entry

Several of our Members will be displaying their artwork for sale together with art cards and other associated items. It is an opportunity to meet the artists and purchase original works at affordable prices. Please come along and support your local artists.  Click here to see examples of our members’ art.












A little bit about our Society and our members…….

We are a group of enthusiastic artists who come together to take part in workshops, demonstrations and talks, as well as to exhibit and sell our works at our Annual Easter Exhibition. We also have two small groups who meet up to paint together at The Parish Room, Yealmpton.

The Society is committed to encouraging an interest in all genres of painting within the local community. We aim to include all abilities and would welcome new artists – both the young and the more mature, beginners and more experienced.

Why not become part of our Society, it’s only £15 to join? For more information on joining please visit our membership page or use our contact link below.

Below are detail thumbnail photos from our Saturday Portrait Workshop with Scott Russell in June – click on the image to see the full photo.

For more examples of members’ paintings click here…



We hope you will enjoy browsing the following groups of members’ work


This provides an opportunity for members to share their artwork with other members and the general public.


Visitors to the site will be able to view all the artwork submitted for the annual exhibition.


This activity was introduced during lockdown to inspire members with a new challenge. It is hoped to keep members motivated and to find inspiration on subjects they may not have considered attempting before.

Coming Up



After a two year absence due to covid we were once again able to hold our Annual Easter Exhibition in 2022. This was  held at The Village Hall, Noss Mayo April 16th – April 18th. With over 90 paintings and a number of browsers and art cards for sale.  It once again proved a popular event enjoyed by nearly 400 visitors.

Where are we based

Villages around the River Yealm, in the South Hams

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Regular Events

Paint together sessions
Mondays 10am - 1pm in the Parish Room, Yealmpton
Mondays 1pm - 4pm in the Parish Room, Yealmpton