Who are the Ashtead Art Lovers?


Ashtead Art Lovers is a for those wanting to know more about art, artists and the history of the times. 

My presentations are designed to broaden your background knowledge and I take into consideration the political events, the influential people, the specific art movements and how all of these influence the art of the period. As you will see from the list of monthly talks, a wide aspect of art is covered and is related to many of the temporary exhibitions in London. 

The monthly talks are held on the last Friday of every month at either 11 a.m. (with coffee & cake) and 7.30 p.m. with vino and nibbles.  I use a power point presentation and  these groups are kept deliberately small in order to encourage discussion as the presentation progresses.

However, the size of the audience does not phase me.  I also give talks and study days for various groups including Leatherhead and Ashtead art clubs, the WEA, West House Pinner and the Ashtead Link Women's Group.

For more information, or to register an interest contact Mell Taylor either by email: ashteadartlovers@gmail.com or by phone 01372 272 235. 

Whether you are just beginning to explore the world of art or want to look at art history in greater depth, AAL provides the perfect starting point.




The feeling of love is among the greatest & eternal aspects one discovers in the human spirit.  It is remarkable in that it survives under all circumstances & trials, it always retains its appeal in the sphere of art ... Chingiz Aitmatov, foreward to Jamilia.