Hertford Art Society

Since 1953 our aim has been to encourage an interest in art and provide opportunities to practice, study and exhibit art in Hertfordshire.

We bring people together, whether practitioners or academics, professional or amateur, to share their love of art and develop and learn. Enjoy working with us both indoors and in the open in any medium.

We encourage new Members to grow as artists and get comfortable with exhibiting.

In addition to a varied painting program we include social events, including gallery visits, Christmas Party, quiz nights and more.

Hertford Art Society inside Cowbridge Hall

Painting outdoors as part of the Summer Programme

Our programme gives Members the environment, education and encouragement to improve and develop their skills.

Visit our exhibitions or commission work and buy a painting to enjoy for the rest of your life.

2018-2019 Critique Winners

Critique winners of the 2018 – 2019 season as chosen by Members

Chris Baker
February 2018
Sun & Ice - Oil

Craig Lee
March 2018 - Joint Winner
Summer Fruits - Oil

Celia Sanders
March 2018 - Joint Winner
Bamford, Hope Valley - Pastel

Craig Lee
May 2018 - Winner
A Father's Gift - Oil

Jean Halford
May 2018 - Runner Up
Reflections - Oil

June Pickard
April 2018 - Joint Winner
Woodland Stream - Oil

Linda Radford
April 2018 - Joint Winner
Taomina, Sicily - Watercolour

Craig Lee
September 2018
Cambridge, An Early Summer Afternoon - Oil

Jill Rolfe
October 2018 Joint Winner
Dancer In Green - MM

Marianne Dorn
October 2018 Joint Winner
Music - Charcoal

Craig Lee
October 2018 Joint Winner
Amelia - Oil

Celia Sanders
November 2018 Winner
BramfieldWoods - Pastel

June Pickard
December 2018 Winner
All Together Now! - Acrylic

Jill Rolfe
January 2019 Winner
Cocky Locky - Mixed Media

Ray Ward
February 2019 Winner
Portrait Study At Mall Gallery - Oil

Emma Perring
March 2019 Winner
Two boats and a flag, Morston - Oil

David Stowe
April 2019 Winner
Yorkshire Bridge, Derbyshire - Acrylic

The Hertford Art Society is honoured to have the following as President and Vice Presidents of the Society.


  • The Most Honourable The Marquess of Salisbury

Vice Presidents

  • The Lord Laming
  • HW The Mayor of Hertford
  • Dr Waring Robinson MB, BS, FSDC

Constitution of the Hertford Art Society

Based on the original document of 1953 and amendments thereto passed at Annual General Meetings, including 2015.

For full constitution, click here for more details.