Banstead Art Group has been meeting since 1947. It was formed by an enthusiastic group of local artists who got together after the war to share their common interest in painting and drawing. We are still a friendly and informal group of about 40/50 members who paint and draw in all media. We meet once a month and for the majority of these meetings, we invite a visiting artist to discuss and give constructive appraisal and encouragement of our members' most recent work. Other activities include talks, workshops and demonstrations by established artists, a painting day at a local beauty spot and an annual painting holiday. The Group organises a public exhibition of members' work at least once a year, where visitors can enjoy and purchase our work.