The Group appoints a President and Vice President, usually during the AGM. These posts are for a period of three years, which is often extended. All former Presidents become Honorary Life Members of the Group. In addition, the Committee is able to grant other Honorary Life Memberships, when appropriate. The TGA's Executive Committee is elected at the AGM, for a three year term of office. Details of the current committee members and an overview of their artistic interests can be found below.

Meet the Committee

Anne Noyes


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Hazel Arnold


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Vice Chairman

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Barbara Fenton


My interests are Oil, Water Colour, Embroidery and walking my dogs. The embroideries include metal threads, silks, bead work and anything that takes my eye.

Jennifer Collie


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Andy Hughes

Membership Secretary

I took up watercolour painting just a few years ago after spending a night in the local hostelry with a neighbour during which we realised we were both saying "I wish I could paint" and "I've also want to ....". The upshot was the mutual encouragement to join the Buckland Monachorum Art group under Richard Mabey, a wonderful, loose, Dartmoor-inspired watercolourist. I've learned a lot but still definitely represent the very amateur end of the Group's artistic spectrum. For my sins, I have also redesigned this, the TGA website, to bring it a bit more up to date.

Marilyn Downes

Joint Programme Secretary

Having taught Art and Ceramics at a local secondary school for over twenty years I have always enjoyed experimenting with a variety of media and introducing my students to many techniques of making Art. Having retired I am now exploring acrylic painting more. I have also taken up watercolour painting and am enjoying learning about what it has to offer. I do like trying new challenges when it comes to subject matter but often find myself drawn back to seascapes and trying to abstract the patterns and colours that I love in order to capture mood and atmosphere.

Mary Gage

Joint Programme Secretary

I have lived and worked in the Tamar Valley for the past thirty years. My paintings are mainly in oil and pastel and are inspired by equestrian and other animal subjects. I regularly exhibit in the South West of England and also have work in private collections both at home and abroad.

Joy Williams

Joint Programme Secretary

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Graham Gilbert

Publicity Officer

Self taught, I have been working in watercolours and creating more traditional landscapes and seascapes. Now, I’m keen to push my personal boundaries and explore different techniques and materials to help ‘my style’ evolve. Recent ventures into abstract and semi-abstract work have been inspirational - the freedom, creativity and expressiveness of these more contemporary techniques is really enjoyable.