The Society normally arranges a series of Demonstrations for members throughout the year.

The schedule of demonstrations is normally sent to members, so look out for details in your GAS Newsletter emails.

These generally take place on Saturday mornings check your email news-letters for the schedule, Commencement of the demonstrations is usually at 10 a.m. for 10.30 a.m. – venue – St Mary’s Centre, Overleigh Road, Handbridge, Chester CH4 7JS.

There is usually a short coffee break around 11.30 a.m., the demonstration concluding
at about 12.30 p.m. Admission charge details for members and non-
members are available on request. Cash would be appreciated. This includes tea/coffee/soft drink and biscuits at the interval.


Some of the societies past demonstrators include:

colin hallidayColin Halliday, The society were delighted to welcome Colin Halliday from the Peak District, Asbourne, Derbyshire.   Colin is a professional contemporary landscape painter who paints using a palette knife. He has held many one-man shows and has appeared in numerous publications and Art Galleries.  Colin paints out on location, preferably outdoors ‘en plein air’, with thick oil.


Paul Talbot-GreavesPaul Talbot-Greaves, We were very pleased, following several requests, to welcome back Paul Talbot-Greaves. Paul is a professional Yorkshire Artist who last visited the Society in March 2019.  Paul demonstrated a landscape in watercolour. His approach to techniques was very instructive and he delighted an audience of nearly 70 members and non-members alike with his skills in the art. He writes many articles for The Artist Magazine, has had a number of practical art books published and has exhibited widely in London and around the Country.



Paul Talbot Greaves


Jan GardenerJan Gardener, Jan was invited as a member of The Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy in 2015. Jan held her first solo show at the Royal Cambrian Academy Conwy in 2017. In Spring 2018 Jan was comissioned to produce a series of works for Forest Holidays UK. Jan continues to show work at the ‘Resipole Gallery’, Strontian, Scotland. Jan has recently been invited to become a member of the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales. Jan`s work is held in private, public and corporate collections in the U.K, and internationally.




Dave RobertsDave Roberts,  a self taught artist specialising in capturing the stunning beauty of the North Wales landscape, became a full-time professional artist in 2018. He can often be found in the mountains at dawn or dusk, where the light is at its most dramatic.
He works exclusively in pastel and his work is the antithesis of how most people would imagine a pastel painting to be. Bold colours and lots of detail.