Ann Spicer

Ann Spicer

Chairperson

Ann Spicer became Chairperson in June 2016 having been a member of the Guild Committee for many years.
Ann was a very active Programme Secretary for a number of years and is always a friendly face for new and old members alike. Ann sends out all emails to members and coordinates the Committee.
Ann is primarily a painter in Acrylic but turns her hand to many other arts and crafts.

Paddy Lunn

Paddy Lunn

Honorary Secretary

Paddy took over the role of Honorary Secretary in 2016 when she replaced Judith Fletcher who had held the post for many years. She takes the minutes at Committee meetings, keeps us all on track and is a very hard working member of the main Committee and the Exhibition Committee.
Paddy paints in watercolour and acrylic.and is always a friendly face at workshops.

Anne Cheadle

Anne Cheadle

Membership Secretary

Anne is the Membership Secretary of the Guild; she enrolls, encourages and welcomes new members, keeps the membership list up to date including taking in fees and chivvying slow payers. She also organises the manning for exhibitions (very time consuming and at times frustrating!) and helps to hang every exhibition.

Anne paints in watercolour and acrylic and creates characterful ceramics.

Roger Bonnett

Roger Bonnett

Committee Member

Roger has recently joined the committee and will be assisting in developing the Guild Workshop programme for art. He has been a member of the Guild for a few years and has exhibited.

His interest is mainly in painting and drawing in all mediums but he has a particular fondness for watercolour.

John Nicholls

John Nicholls

Committee Member

John is a fairly new member of the Guild following a move to Caversham to be near family. He is an accomplished sculptor and regularly enters work into Guild exhibitions.

Diana Seidl

Diana Seidl

Committee Member

Diana has filled almost all major roles on the Committee over many years and is invaluable as a ‘Jack of all trades’ helping the Committee whenever a need arises.Her enthusiasm for art and for new ideas is boundless and her masterpiece ’Drawing and Painting on the iPad has just gone into its second print run!

Diana taught art at a high level but she still attends workshops where she is a very friendly face.

Andrew Spicer

Honorary Treasurer

Verena Edwards

Craft Programme Co-ordinator
Kieth Appleby

Kieth Appleby

Craft Exhibition Co-ordinator
Sheila Ferris

Sheila Ferris

Excursions Secretary

After many years leading the Craft Section Sheila passed the mantle over in 2016 and has taken up a new role on the Committee, Sheila now organises Guild trips to important exhibitions both in London and closer to home.

Sheila has long been a weaver but has recently developed her artistic skills in iPad art.

Lynda Hopkins

Lynda Hopkins

Programme Secretary

Lynda Hopkins has been painting for some years in oils, acrylic and watercolour, with the transformation of the mundane, enjoying unusual colour and object juxtapositions. Trained at Gloucestershire, Portsmouth and Middlesex, she obtained her BA Hons, and PGCADE. With her appreciation of garden and recently birdlife, realising her affinity with Mary Fedden. She has lived near Henley for about 30 years. Before that she spent 9 years in London where she first exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Since then she has spent time teaching music and art in schools and offering private workshops. She has written poetry and song and performed at various clubs and venues around Oxfordshire. See the art by visiting www.lyndahopkins.com

Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

Exhibition Secretary

Primarily a silversmith but love experimenting with many different craft techniques, tho’ sadly useless at paining (must try harder)
I have no formal training but a strong practical streak is useful. In addition to being a member of HA&CG, also belong to JASSO, silversmithing workshop based in Abingdon where I have been instrumental in curating the bi annual on exhibition at Woodstock Museum and organising JASSO team entry for Oxfordshire Artweeks. I have exhibited at HAT at Shiplake for the last 2 years.
I’m a strong admin person and have recently been recruited to take over the reins to runs the Guild Spring and Autumn Exhibitions