A brief history

The late Rosemary Bromley formed a ladies painting circle in the family home in Highwalls Road, with increasing interest, numbers increased to three classes prompting an Art Studio extension in the family home, watercolour being the chosen medium.

Local interest in art prompted the need for a larger venue and thus the move to Dinas Powys Scout Hall. Rosemary encouraged and introduced male membership.

After the premature death of Rosemary, members decided to continue painting. A committee was formed with an agreed constitution, and so in 1994 Dinas Powys Art Group was formed with 15 members and 4 on a waiting list. The group continued to meet in the Scout Hall on Monday evenings.

A new tutor introduced a course structure exploring various mediums, and this still continues to date.

Annual exhibitions were arranged in many venues in the Brecon Beacons, Wye Valley and the Vale of Glamorgan in libraries, hotels, restaurants and craft fayres. A percentage of sales of artwork was donated to local and national charities, and this principle still continues to date.

There were also occasional demonstrations from local artists. Many social events, such as barbecues, dinners and afternoon teas, took place.

Two years later in 1996 an afternoon class was established due to increasing numbers on the waiting list.

Glyn Pooley, our current tutor, joined the group in 1997. Over the years he has encouraged and motivated members to explore various avenues of art, through a mixture of mediums and techniques.

For many years we continued to meet at the Scout Hall, before moving to our current venue at Dinas Powys Golf Club.

We continue to hold our Annual Art Exhibition in the village supporting a charitable cause.

Fun internal competitions are held. To date our current membership stands at 34.

The art group moved to the Kynance Hall in September 2015.

Artists at work during an art group session