We are sad to report the death of George Jowett, who died at the beginning of the week after a long illness.
George was a former chairman of our society and was an active member for over 50 years.
His contribution to the 'Friday' group has been appreciated by all those who attend and he will be sadly missed.
He will be especially remembered for his willingness to help fellow artists and he is pictured here in 2007 at one of our Summer Sketching sessions at Singleton Park, offering his own brand of support and encouragement and passing on his wide experience and knowledge to others.
His funeral service will take place at 2pm on Thursday 17th September, at St. James Church, Uplands and afterwards at Morriston Crematorium.
We were saddened to hear of the loss of another of our members, Marie Tate, who died peacefully on March 12th, 2009.
Her daughter in law, Alida Tate wrote to the Society after Marie's funeral..... "Marie enjoyed spending time with her art work, and loved being part of the Swansea Art Society. I know that she always considered it a priviledge talking to and spending time with the other Members, sharing ideas and gathering inspiration from them. 'Showing' at the Exhibitions was always a real treat. On her behalf, I thank you for the many happy years she enjoyed with you all."
It is with sadness that we report the death of Queenie Cooper, who has been a member of the Swansea Art Society for over 20 years.
She was a talented artist, as well as being proficient at flower arranging and embroidery.
She will be remembered by society members for her great sense of humour. We are indebted to her also for her willingness to help out at our organised events over many years, which she always managed in her quiet and unassuming way.
We were saddened to hear of the death of one of our members, Phyllis Knight-Jones.
A Marine Biologist by profession, in her younger days Pip used to SCUBA dive for Tube Worms as part of her research and then make detailed pen and ink drawings of them.
These drawings have appeared in several publications and in many exhibitions staged across the world. In the early 1970s she progressed into painting in a wide range of media and genre.
She had solo exhibitions of her artworks throughout Wales, most recently at the Caernarfon & Blaenau Ffestiniog Libraries (2004) and the Ceri Richards Gallery in Swansea University (2005).
She will be remembered fondly by those members who knew her as a quiet, sincere, intelligent and thoughtful person who was driven by a desire to do what is right and good by everyone she came into contact with.
Her funeral is at 11am on Tuesday 20th January at Swansea Crematorium.