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Picture of the Month

December 2017
by Jenny Atkins

Snow Scene
61 x 91cm

I have chosen Jenny's 'Snow Scene' from her four paintings of trees in the gallery, though I like them all equally.

But it's December and so the 'Snow Scene' has to be my choice. Using blues, purples, white and rust, Jenny has captured the strangely coloured light flooding a snowy landscape, cleverly invoking the cold and dark of the season. Using pale blue for the branches, and the darker blue for the twisted winter leaves, Jenny creates a satisfying series of shapes against the cool winter landscape. But it is worth looking at all of Jenny's tree paintings, be it cold winter or colour-filled autumn. Here is an artist clearly reacting to the excitement of the pastoral scenes she loves to record.

Chosen from our Online Art Gallery by Carole Stephens


The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA), founded in 1930, is a diverse group of professional and amateur artists in the Berkshire area.

The RGA holds regular creative art workshops and free art exhibitions throughout the year.

There's still time to come along to the...

24th Royal Berkshire Hospital Corridor Exhibition

Last day 16 Dec 2017

The exhibition is on display along the Link Corridors, Level 2.
From the main entrance Craven Road, Reading Berkshire RG1 5AN or use south corridor entrance in Addington Road, near outpatients 1.

Our annual corridor art exhibition of paintings, drawings and original prints has lots of lovely present ideas for the Festive Season. 25% of proceeds go to the Hospital Art and Garden Fund.












Updated: 13 Dec 2017



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Museum Highlights

The Lilies for Oscar Wilde are now on display at the Reading Museum. Why not combine your visit with a short tour of works by past RGA members currently on display, which includes our current Museum Highlight Head Carved in Limestone by Albert C Carter. You can download the tour from here rga-museum-tour-2017.pdf or borrow a laminated copy at the Museum.

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