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.

2019-2020 Critique Winners

Critique winners of the 2019 – 2020 season as chosen by Members

David Stowe
April 2019 Winner
Yorkshire Bridge, Derbyshire - Acrylic

Jill Rolfe
April 2019 Runner Up
Hellebore - Mixed Media

Joe Rowson
September 2019 Winner
Bebo Cafe - Oil

Lynne Lawrence
September 2019 Joint Runner Up
Lilies - Water Colour

Marianne Dorn
September 2019 Joint Runner Up
Nude Study - Sanguine

Craig Lee
September 2019 Joint Runner Up
Planter Angelesy Abbey - Oil

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.