2002 - ?

The Association of British Na´ve Artists (ABNA) was formed in 2002 by Peter Denham and Mervyn Clingan shortly after Peter wrote an article in the leading art magazine Artist & Illustrator that prompted some hitherto unknown Na´ve painters as well as some better-known painters to write and ask about becoming members of the new Association. The aims of the Association are to promote the genre of Na´ve Art, to encourage anyone who wishes to be creative in any of the visual arts whether it be painting, drawing or 3D art forms and to educate and enlighten people in the joys of the many art forms the association exhibits. ABNA now has three exhibitions each year and has its own on-line gallery where members can offer their original work, prints and other items for sale.