Ida Montague pictured with the Mayor of Runnymede Cllr. David Par
I started going to painting day classes in 1989 with a friend. My initial reason for starting was to paint the Virginia Water Lake with the trees in all their autumn glory.
Not done it yet! Must make it my next one!!
We joined Virginia Water and Runnymede Art Societies for several years, going to other day and evening classes for watercolour and attending other creative workshops.
All the time bringing up our youngest, painting and creating, on and off in various ways.
Another creative friend moved to the village and we went to the Virginia Water Winter Art Society Exhibition we were impressed with the work and the atmosphere so we went to their monthly meeting and joined - we also joined Runnymede Art Society and now exhibit with both Societies.
Since joining them I have really taken to painting in Acrylics and enjoy it along with the workshops as I can let my imagination run away with me in a different way to watercolour.
Below are some of Ida's paintings as well as her displays of crafty bits.