As part of the Museum’s 130th anniversary celebrations, they are delighted to be hosting a series of talks by distinguished Museum patrons. These begin on Friday 27 July where you can join professional local artist Roger Dellar ROI, PS, RI, for an insightful talk about his work.

Roger Dellar is a successful artist and works from his studio in Surrey. He has a keen interest in people and their behaviour, and is fascinated by the way the play of light transforms a subject; either working in the studio or plein air. His favourite subjects are Portraits, People in their Environments, and capturing the effects of light and atmosphere.

He is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI) and The Pastel Society (PS). He is also a member of the highly prestigious group of painters called the Wapping Group. During his career, Roger has won many awards including the RI Llewellyn Alexander Award, numerous ROI awards and Pastel Society awards amongst others. He continues to exhibit in a number of prestigious galleries throughout the UK.

This is a unique opportunity to watch him paint a scene from a Museum garden party, where he will guide you through his thought process as an artist.

Tickets at £10 for Museum Members and £12 for Non Members are available. To book call Carol Shrimpton on
01428 642112 or email:

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