Art Challenges

At regular intervals Maggie sets us a "challenge" to paint. We are given a subject to interpret in our own way, and these are either judged by one of the demonstrators or may be chosen randomly from a "hat".


Some of our previous challenges have included - a self portrait, landscape from a photo, tulips and daffodils, still life, and a painting to fit the banner of our Facebook page. See photos below of some of them.

Latest Challenges, 2019

Christmas Card challenge entries below

'Farm Machinery' challenge

1st place - 

Veronica Pryke

Veronica Pryke's painting

2nd place - Stuart Martin


The December Challenge was to paint 'Snow'.

The winner was Lorraine Swepson, as voted for by members at the December demonstration.

The Summer Challenge was to paint a contemporary scene of The River Welland, anywhere from Crowland to Fosdyke Bridge, and must include the water.

The 13 entries were on display in Spalding library, where visitors were able to vote for their favourite. Voting has now ended.

The winners of the public vote were:                                               

1st - Lorraine Swepson - Twilight Over the Welland

2nd - Veronica Pryke - The Welland from Little London Bridge

3rd - Clare Ratcliffe - The Lincolnshire Poacher

Winner of the members' vote:

Veronica Pryke - The Welland from Little London Bridge

Prizes were donated by the SAA


Winners of the "Facebook Banner" challenge. Above: the entries for the Facebook page banner.


The entries in the Spring Challenge Postcard competition. There was no winner for this one, it was just to show the different talents of our members and was displayed at our Annual Exhibition.

Copyright: Spalding Arts & Crafts Society 2019