Local artJo Fryer, a versatile artist, channels the raw beauty of seascapes and landscapes into stunning visual expressions. Known for her adventurous use of watercolours and acrylics, Jo’s work stands out not just for its aesthetic appeal but for its innovative techniques. Who would have thought that common household items like salt and an old credit card could unlock such mesmerising effects in artwork?

Jo’s talents, however, extend beyond her individual creative pursuits. As a key member of the u3a Winscombe and District art group, she plays a significant role in bringing together artists of varying abilities and preferences. This diverse collective, which includes enthusiasts of watercolour, acrylics, pastels, pencils, and charcoal, finds a warm and welcoming community in the art group.

Gathered in the Reading Room, Churchill, the group meets on alternate Tuesday mornings from 10.00 till 12.00. The air is thick with the camaraderie of fellow artists. Each session is an opportunity to share skills, offer constructive feedback, and, perhaps most importantly, draw inspiration from one another.

For those in the Winscombe area looking to dip their toes into the vibrant world of art, the u3a Winscombe and District art group is currently welcoming new members. With two spots up for grabs, it’s an open invitation to explore your artistic potential. Membership in the group does require being part of the broader u3a community—a collective that enriches its members with talks, events, and social gatherings, all for an annual fee of £14.

For £15 members can enjoy six sessions, each fostering an environment of growth and exploration. And if you’re on the fence about joining a free taster session is on offer to give you a glimpse of what awaits.

Jo Fryer, with her passionate commitment to both her art and the art group, embodies the spirit of community and creativity. For those interested in learning more or joining this community of artists, a call to Jo at 01934 862812 could be the first step towards discovering a new avenue of expression.