Chiltern Decorative & Fine Arts Society

If you are interested in the Fine Arts and you live in the Chilterns, our Society may be for you.

We invite you to explore this website to find out more about our activities. The Chiltern Decorative and Fine Arts Society has grown from a small group set up by Patricia Fay that first met in 1965 to study and enjoy the Fine Arts and antiques, to a thriving society of 300 members.

The original concept of promoting education, appreciation and conservation in the Fine Arts grew and led to the formation of many other societies and to the setting up of the national and worldwide NADFAS.

We meet for regular lectures on art-related subjects given by outstanding speakers; we have study days, day trips to venues of interest and cultural tours; and we have many volunteering opportunities in helping to preserve our heritage, as well as promoting Young Arts programmes. Come and join us!

For information on the national organisation, please click on this link -

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October 2017 – CDFAS Young Arts entrant, Phoebe Hedges, wins RBA Star Student Award.  See the Young Arts section for full details and where Phoebe’s painting will be exhibited.

5th December 2017 Christmas Lecture and Lunch

Held at Denham Golf Club with a tremendous lecture by Alan Read on The Inventors of Christmas.  Who knew who really invented Christmas and how the red for Santa Claus came about!  



25th January 2018 The Patricia Fay Memorial Lecture

Rock ‘n’ Roll Era: Pop Art and the Swinging Sixties - Valerie Woodgate

2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the formation of NADFAS, now The Arts Society.  In celebration, Dr Florian Schweizer, Chief Executive of the Arts Society, will start the first of his 10k runs around the country from our Society venue after the lecture. Come and cheer him on! 



6th March 2018 – Winter Study Day

The Art of Enamelling - Sally Hoban

13th – 18th September 2018

Cultural Tour to Belfast (check the site soon for more details of this fabulous tour)

January – March 2018

Young Arts Painting Competition for local schools with the presentation of awards at the Chalfont St Peter Library on 17th March 2018