The Wapping Group of Artists - Est 1939

An alphabet of Wapping Group painting venues

1: Abingdon

Very occasionally the Wappers venture up the Thames beyond Henley. In 2011 at least a dozen members of the group made what was for some a long journey to this attractive town. There was some cloud cover but the sun shone brightly on a waterfront that has barely changed in centuries and conditions were ideal for plein-air painting. Here is David Penny’s watercolour ‘Fishing the Thames, Abingdon’ (14 x 18 inches), now in a private collection:


Here is a watercolour study by John Bryce (34 x 24 cm).


Below is another watercolour (26 x 36 cm) by John Bryce followed by a photo of the group at the end of the day, some resting while others paint on.




Some members made oil studies. Here is one by Geoff Hunt and below another by Steven Alexander:


Below is another oil study by Steven Alexander, painted during a visit to reconnoitre parking facilities and a suitable pub.