Art Group

I founded The Painting for Pleasure Art Group in October 2008 to encourage friends who love Art to paint regularly.  We are a small friendly group who share a love of drawing and painting.

We get together every Monday at 2.30pm in the Social Centre, Rafol d’Almunia ( or at each other’s houses in July and August.)  We paint and draw together, everyone bringing their own materials and subject. It’s lovely to be in a group where people take an interest in your work and offer help or equipment when needed, and we take a coffee break in the local bar to socialize. Each week there is a project set up for you to draw if you don’t have any ideas of your own that week.


Once a month we offer a demonstration or workshop by a group member or an outside speaker.  We go on sketching excursions in Spring and Autumn,  and the occasional trip to galleries, exhibitions or restaurants.

We exhibit our work together once a year in the Marina Alta region of Spain –  our exhibitions are well received, with some sales and commissions.


Annual membership is only 30 euros ; this covers all exhibition expenses and any purchases the group needs, so once you are a member exhibiting with us is free.

We welcome artists of all skill levels from beginners to advanced, so expert advice and help are always on hand.

Please contact me if you require more information or would like to apply  – by leaving a message on the Contact Form below, or email me at