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East Anglian Group of Marine Artists
I am now a candidate member of the EAGMA
I am really pleased to have been elected a candidate member of the EAGMA. The group includes some great painters such as Andrew King (ROI), Peter Wileman (PROI, ARSMA), Richard Dack (RSMA, RWS) and Paul Darley, to name only a few.
This is taken from the EAGMA website and gives an idea of the background:
'In 1979 six amateur and professional marine painters met at the famous "Butt and Oyster" pub at Pin Mill on the banks of the River Orwell, Suffolk. Inspired by the surroundings and a shared enthusiasm for depicting the maritime scene the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists was brought into being. Soon, others were invited to join, amongst them being some well-known and highly regarded artists with a leaning towards East Coast subject matter. An inaugural exhibition was held in Ipswich early the following year, since when the group has moved from strength to strength with a steady improvement in standards and diversity.'
Being part of this group will be a great way of supporting and progressing my marine work. Exhibitions are held across the region throughout the year and I am very much looking forward to exhibiting with other painters in the group.