Friday, November 20, 2009

Profile: Lois Covington Fuchs

Lois Covington Fuchs is a pastel artist from the U.S. who retired to London in 2003. She has been working in pastels for over 20 years, and has a "midlife crisis" fine arts degree in painting and printmaking. while she has worked in many mediums, she prefers the immediacy of pastels for both painting and drawing.

She paints portraits of people and animals, and her work is in private and public collections in the U.S. and Canada. Commissions are accepted, and are done from photos taken by the artist. Please check out her website at

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Profile: Susan Garrington

Susan, although primarily self taught, has studied with many local artists and attended workshops given by various regional artists offered by The Gallery Painting Group, The Lambeth Art Association and The Brush and Palette Club. Susan has also attended courses in plein air painting at Southampton Art School and Killarney and courses offered by the University of Western Ontario Continuing Studies Department. She has served on the executive of both The Gallery Painting Group and the Brush and Palette Club. She is a member of The Central Ontario Art Association.

I work in primarily in watercolour. My goal is to express the spirit of the place I am painting and, while I am influenced by local colour, colours are changed, exaggerated or subdued in order to accomplish my goal. Light and shadow and the values they create are also used as vehicles to intensify my interpretation of the spirit of the place. Many of my paintings are done plein air, or are inspired by plein air sessions.

Painting provides me with an excuse to play outside all day, to travel with friends, to make new ones, and to share my love of nature with those who see my work.

Website: Susan Garrington
Blog: An Artist's Journey

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sunset Arts

An opportunity to buy local unique gifts for Christmas: original art in water color, pastel, oil and acrylic, as well as prints, cards, jewellery and one of a kind glass art.

Enjoy a cup of hot apple cider and home made cookies.

Bill Neuwland, Catherine Weber, Christopher Grims, Debra Bailey, Fran Roelands, Helga Otton, Judy M Roth, Linda Rupp, Marie Boom, Mary Venners and Susan Garrington

Saturday, October 3, 2009

London's New Art Magazine

London has a new arts magazine and launched the first issue October 2009. The Beat’s online publication, is dedicated to timely reviews of local arts events, including music, theatre, dance and festivals. Check it out.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

JASS London - A Juried Art Show

A different kind of art show
JASS London a Juried Art Show and Sale is looking for artists

London, ON, September 2, 2009 – A $500 prize is being awarded for the first time in the history of the Volunteer Committee to Museum London organizing art shows. This year’s show, JASS London, a juried art show and sale, will open in Museum London and online at the same time. JASS London opens in the Community Gallery at Museum London at noon on Thursday, October 22 and will run to Sunday, October 25, gallery hours. There will be both a physical paper catalogue and an on-line catalogue. Works of art may be purchased on-line or in person. Prizes will be announced at JASS, Java and Jazz on Friday, October 23 at Museum London and on-line at the same time. The Best in Show prize is $500. Eric Atkinson, the Honorary Chair, will also be presenting an Honorary Chair’s Prize. Eric Atkinson also created the wonderful image that use see above for the JASS London poster.

Artists may submit a maximum of two pieces of art. All work must be submitted online before October 2. The maximum size for the work, if it is 2-dimensional is 40" by 50" or 2000 square inches. The rules are explained fully on the website The works are submitted by the artists to the JASS London website. The works are compiled into a database from which the jury will select the works to be displayed. The final judging for prizes takes place once the paintings have been hung on the wall. The members of the jury are Ihor Holubizky, Madeline Lennon, and Kim Moodie.

The only mission of the Volunteer Committee to Museum London is to raise funds for the purchase of works of art for Museum London. In order to accomplish this the Volunteer Committee to Museum London operates The Gallery Shop, the Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Art and Travel tours, and we operate special projects such as JASS London, JASS, Java & Jazz, and The Wearable Art Show this fall. The Volunteer Committee to Museum London is a registered charitable organization.

For more information, please contact Sophie Skaith, President, Volunteer Committee to Museum London, 519-641-0430 or or visit the JASS London website at A .pdf file of Eric Atkinson’s image is available.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

GPG Show and Sale

Join the members of the Gallery Painting Group for their Annual Show and Sale at the Bryon Memorial Library from October 22 to 24th. This group of artists gets together and paints and draws at various locations in and around London from May until October. When you work outside you learn to work quickly as lighting/weather changes which in turn changes everything you see. It is pleasant challenge to work outsite and appreciate the natural beauty of the landscape and surroundings.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September Meeting

Lambeth Art Assocation General Meeting is Wednesday, September 23 at 7:15 p.m. Please come at least 1/2 hour earlier to pay membership dues, etc.

Our speaker at that meeting will be Hendrikus Bervoets, who will talk about the Art for Aids Public Project.

Information packages will be handed out at that meeting.

Our fall workshop is on October 31 from 9 to 4 at Hutton House: Debra Tate-Sears - watercolours (more info to come)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

2 Models, I night

On Thursday, June 11th at The ARTS Project (203 Dundas Street, London) from 7-10 pm There will be a special 2 Models 1 Night - a unique opportunity to draw 2 models posing simultaneously.

The night will consist of a variety of timed poses from 1 minute gestures to an 1 hour-long pose at the end.

There's a sign up sheet for this at the box office at TAP. If you sign up before Thursday night with money, it's only $12! Otherwise, it is $15 at the door.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

LAA Dinner Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Where: Highland Golf & Country Club
279 Commissioners Road East
London, ON

Cash Bar 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Profile: Dorothy (d.hunter) Adams

"Paint something you love" is what guides my brush. When I see how light works its magic on the nuances of the human face, a warm feeling spreads within me and I want to capture it. Light and shadow and the exquisite and sometimes subtle way it affects everything around me is the essence of my portraits, still lifes and landscapes. I want to paint it then I can own it. A native of Chatham Ontario, I was presented my first set of Winsor Newton paints at the age of seven and have carried on a love affair with art since.


"Dorothy’s desire for sensitivity and perfection results in evocative, respectful and warm images. Her realistic style and gentle approach, coupled with an inspired ability to see and share joy, capture the character of the subject and the essence of a moment with palettes chosen from close artistic observation. Because she paints from the heart, each painting is a generous gift, sharing the tender subtleties and intuitive understanding of her subjects with the viewer."
K. Leroux

Website: Adams, Dorothy (d.Hunter)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

2009 Annual Show & Sale

Lambeth Art Association
37th Annual Show and Sale
April 23 to 25, 2009

What words can I use to describe the show? Inspiring, motivating, refreshing, stimulating and overwhelming, come to mind. It truly was an incredible array of artwork by the members of a very talented Lambeth Art Association. The approximately 800 works of art, varied in style, size, medium and price. Original artwork was available matted and / or framed. Mediums included oils, acrylics, mixed media, watercolour, ink and graphite.

For the opening night on Thursday, art lovers, guest and artists were wall to wall. There was a steady stream of guests on both Friday and Saturday. Thank you to all that attended. Hope to see you again next year.

A total of 72 artists submitted artwork. Congratulations to those who sold work. Its great to see a membership with so many members willing to volunteer and fill the various roles at the show. As a relatively new member, volunteering to help out was an easy and social way to get to know other members.

A special thanks to all the conveyors and organizers of the show. All of their hard work and dedication is appreciated. The 37th annual show and sale of the Lambeth Art Association was great!

Photo taken Saturday afternoon.