We welcome you to the Lake Artists Society, founded in 1904 by artist W.G.Collingwood who was also secretary to the well known John Ruskin, of Coniston.

Our present elected membership is limited to 45 artists residing in the English Lake District.

The Summer Exhibition, held in the New Hall Grasmere, is on for 6 weeks, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
We encourage non-members to exhibit their paintings and sculpture with us. Awards are given by local business sponsors and presented to artists of merit. Exhibiting with us can lead to elected membership.

President – Stephen Derbishire
Vice President – Graham Twyford
Council Elect*
Dawn Gabrielle Chandler ASGFA
Rachel Gibson
Vivienne Pooley
Angie Mitchell
Kevin Chester
Upcoming Exhibitions by Members


PRIVATE VIEW/OPENING  10-30 until 4-00 on SUNDAY 1st JULY
Until 28  AUGUST  2018

Solo Exhibition of Recent Oils and Watercolours by Vivienne Pooley in Severn Studio at Brantwood, ConistonThis exhibition of paintings is to celebrate my lifelong  passion and love of mountains and wild places, not just in my home environment in the Lake District,  but also the Alps, Scotland, Norway and Nepal.

*The Council changes every two years