South West Visual Art Group

The SW VA Group was formed over 5 years ago by contacting all the VA members in the SW Region to see if members would like to meet like minded photographers.  The meeting turned out to be a great success and now we have two days a year with speakers and another one or two members' days, where participants show their work.  We see a variety of excellent images throughout the day and are able to discuss our work with each other.

If you would be interested in joining (organising) such a group in your region, please contact either Jay Charnock FRPS (Chair, VA Group) or Linda Wevill FRPS (e-mail:

Future Events:

25th March 2017– "A Day with Michael O'Sullivan FRPS FIBF"

To be held at The Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL from 10.30 until 16.00.

We are delighted to welcome Michael O'Sullivan, who is coming over from Ireland, to show his stunning work in the morning and, in the afternoon, how he goes about creating his images using Photoshop. All are welcome to come to this event.

VA Group Members £3, RPS Non VAG Members £5, Non RPS Members £8. 

To book your place, please contact Linda Wevill FRPS,e-mail


Michael O'Sullivan is a creative professional photographer based in County Cork, Ireland. He holds a Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society and a Fellowship from the Irish Photographic Federation. He is the Chairman and founder of Cork International Salon of Photography, the current president of the Irish Photographic Federation, and is a very experienced photographer in both the amateur and professional arenas, having had his work published both nationally and internationally. He produces landscape, fashion, commercial and portrait work, but is best known for his personal work, which may be best described as "Conceptual Fantasy Art". Stylistically, his work references the painters of the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic eras, as well as the great fantasy artists of the 20th century but retains a unique signature. Michael's website is


16th July 2017 - SW Visual Art Group Members' Day

To be held at the Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9NG Starting at 10.30 and finishing at 16.00

Another day for members to show their work. Please bring up to 10 prints for discussion purposes, but still come along if you would prefer to observe. This is an ideal opportunity to meet other enthusiasts in an informal friendly atmosphere and all are welcome.

To book your place, please contact Linda Wevill FRPS, email

VAG Members £3

RPS Members £5

Non RPS Members £8

Hail in the Forest by Linda Wevill FRPS