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 127, comprising 1 life member, 5 honorary members,93  
full members and 29 associate members (as at October 2027.


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.




We have an annual competion with many categories, demonstrations, exhibitions , lectures and workshops throughout the year. See this years programme below.