Mary Clarkson started the Felpham Art Group in 1980. Its first meeting was held in the George Inn, Felpham, and

Charles Wollaston, the then principal lecturer at Bognor College of Art, was the main tutor.

The group now has a total membership of 112, comprising 1 life member, 5 honorary members, 78
full members and 28 associate members (as at March 2015).


The Group’s resources and activities  are managed by a small and active committee. We are fortunate to have a President, Lady Caroline Marshall, who shows a keen interest in the work of the membership and provides a great deal of encouragement and support.