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
Rachel Gibson
Vivienne Pooley
Angie Mitchell
Kevin Chester
Upcoming Exhibitions by Members
30th MARCH to 7th MAY 2018

An exhibition of painting by Dawn Gabrielle Chandler alongside an exhibition of  traditional quilt-making  at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh

There will be an opportunity to ‘Meet the Artist’ and talk to Dawn about her painting on Sunday 15th April.

Kate Bentley SWA will be exhibiting at

Bellwood and Wright Fine Art Gallery
58 Penny Street
Exhibition of Figures by selected Artists from 3rd May until 17th May 18

Donald Hamilton Fraser RA
Kate Bentley SWA
Peter Layzell
Rowena Beaty (Sculptor)
James Mackie

Angie Mitchell and Marion Kuit are exhibiting at

PRINTFEST 2018 – Affordable Art For All
Saturday 5th May 10-5pm – Sunday 6th May 10-4pm

Coronation Hall, Ulverston

 30 JUNE – 28  AUGUST  2018

Solo Exhibition of Recent Oils and Watercolours by Vivienne Pooley in Severn Studio at Brantwood, Coniston

This 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