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

2017-2018 Critique Winners

Critique winners of the 2017 – 2018 season as chosen by Members

Bill Dean
April 2017
Display Cabinet 13 - Oil

Craig Lee
September 2017
Evening Stroll, Southwold - Oil

Shirley Keeble
3 October 2017 - Joint Critique Winner
Windflowers - Acrylic

Heather Brown
3 October 2017 - Joint Critique Winner
Barn In Snow, Birchanger - Watercolour

Linda Radford
Joint Winner 31 October 2017
Woodbridge - Watercolour

Michael Radley
Joint Winner 31 October 2017
The Old Farm - Watercolour

Pauline Hazelwood
Joint Winner 31 October 2017
Waterfall - Oil

Craig Lee
Joint Winner November 2017
Munchkin Pumpkin - Oil

Chris Hewitt
Joint Winner November 2017
Fruit Bowl - Acrylic

Bill Dean
January 2018 Critique Winner
Anemones - 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
  • Mr Ronald Maddox PRI, Hon RWS, FCSD
  • 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.