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Christine Baines (Mrs D. Wragg)

Elected to the Society 2008  Born in 1958 and lived in Ambleside until moving to Kendal once married. Now living back near Ambleside, at Loughrigg. Self taught artist with no formal training but had a passion for drawing and painting from a very early age. Likes to paint mainly in watercolour and enjoys many and varied subjects – trying to …

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Ceri Allen

Elected to the Society 1989 Ceri Allen studied Fine Art Painting at The City & Guilds School of Art , London . She has exhibited widely and her work is represented in public and private collections in the UK and USA.  Collections include Tullie House, Carlisle, St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and Corpus Christi College, Oxford .  She has been selected for …

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Kate Bentley S.W.A

Elected to the Society 2012 Kate is a full time painter working from her studio in the Lyth Valley. As well as exhibiting her work in a number of smaller galleries throughout the country Kate’s regularly shows work in a number of larger respected venues including: The Royal Institute of Watercolour Artists, The Royal Watercolour Society, The Mall Galleries The …

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Marion Bradley

Elected to the Society 1983 Marion Bradley was born in Lancashire in 1946. She worked in textile design for six years before moving to Ambleside in 1969. She began landscape painting in oils, followed by detailed studies of flowers and fungi in gouache, then acrylics. She “likes to paint flowers in landscape from a sort of rabbit’s eye view, so …

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Dawn Gabrielle Chandler ASGFA

Elected to the Society 2005 Dawn was always artistic from a very early age when she used to draw upside down! Mr. Morris; her art teacher at secondary school, encouraged her to paint, but she had to leave his class when her parents separated, and had a rocky few months going from one school to another before settling in the …

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Kevin Chester

Elected to the Society 2009 Kevin Chester studied Art at Lancaster and Manchester, where he received a Degree in Illustration in 1987. Initially working in Advertising, as an Illustrator, he later became a Freelance Artist, painting most subjects including copies of Old Masters. In 1996 he was elected a member of the Lake Artists Society, but resigned in 1999 when …

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George Cannon

Elected to the Society 1962 George Cannon studied at the Polytechnic, Regent Street, London under Norman Blamey R.A and J.P. Millard. Whilst a student, he was awarded the Bronze Medal for painting. He became a member of the Lake Artists Society in 1962. Exhibitions include the New Art Centre, London; RBA Gallery, London; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Abbot Hall, Kendal; Theatre in the …

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Danny Clahane

Elected to the Society 2010  To sculpt in stone, is to transform the raw substance of the planet, into an object entirely envisaged by the human imagination. Concepts and emotions made tangible. Sculpting the human form subtly, is the most difficult of artistic engagements, few contemporary artists dare try, let alone have the technical capability. Danny Clahane is one of …

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Fiona Clucas SWLA

Elected to the Society 2006 She paints out in the landscape using gouache and mixed media capturing the wonder and transience of nature.Fiona Clucas’s inspiration comes from the landscape and wildlife around her home in South Cumbria, favourite locations in Scotland and in her own garden which has become a haven for wildlife. Fiona believes the best way to express …

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Geoff Cox

Elected to the Society 2008 My work has been mainly figurative for the past 20 years and though mostly ceramic (stoneware clay ), is now developing to include other materials. Ethnography and Archaeology are recurring interests and the work probably has some base in these disciplines, though it is difficult to state categorically where it comes from. I like to …

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Patrick Cleary

Elected to the Society 1967 Patrick Cleary was born and raised in the English Lake District. He attended Lancaster Art College in the late fifties-early sixties, worked as a commercial artist in London and returned to his roots in 1965. He became a member of the Lake Artists Society in 1967. He exhibited in his own gallery for over twenty …

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Stephen J Darbishire RBA

Elected to the Society 1970 Stephen J Darbishire was born in the English Lake District in 1940. He trained under Da Fano and obtained a scholarship to the Byam Shaw School of Art, studying under Greenham and Garrard. He has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; The Royal Society of Portrait Painters; The Royal Institute of Oil Painters; The …

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Rebecca Darbishire

Elected to the Society 2018 Rebecca was born in 1968 in Cumbria. Her fascination for wild flowers found on the fells, in meadows and hedgerows, began as a child walking home from the village school. During her twenties she studied fine art finishes in London which lead to commissions in both furniture, paintings and interiors.  When she returned in 2001 …

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Ron Dickens

Elected to the Society 1973 Ron Dickens is a woodcarver specialising in British wildlife. In so doing he manages to combine his love of fell-walking with his passion for wildlife. He became a member of the Lake Artists’ Society in the 1970’s – one of the few sculptors in the society. With a range of carving styles, Ron’s work falls …

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Michael James Fennell

Elected to the Society 1993 Michael Fennell has a special interest in what might be called ‘the human condition’ through portraiture and figurative painting. And whilst the portrait artist is not always thought of as the most avant-garde through constraints of likeness, he still finds the necessary disciplines bound by portraiture engagingly challenging. Through experimentation over 20 years, he has …

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Mark Gibbs

Elected to the Society 2017 Mark Gibbs intertwines nature with history; his artworks are a meditation on the fragility of life, and the tragedy of obsolete power. He says; ‘I’m led by a fascination with making and materials. I want my work to have an undeniable physical presence, and through that the work carries stories and ideas.’ Mark’s animals are …

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Susan H. Glassford

Elected to the Society 1993 She has been a member of the Lake Artists since 1993 and has taken part in many joint and one woman shows both in the county and elsewhere. She has work in public collections in USA and Australia. A prize winner at the Carlisle Open 1994, she has also exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer …

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Rachel Gibson

Elected to the Society 2009  Rachel Gibson lives and works in the north of Cumbria. Her response to landscape and nature has been founded in her love of the North Cumbrian and Pennine Fells. ‘Rachel’s work reflects an intuitive connection with experience and memory. Using references from the natural world, she explores the perception of nature as an entity which …