• Inspiration from our Founders

    Everett L. Warner (1877-1963), The Village Church, c.1910, Oil on canvas Florence Griswold Museum; Gift of Hannah Coffin Smith in honor of her father, Winthrop Coffin

    Click on the image above and view a gallery showing the wide range of works created by our founding artists.

  • Favorite Subjects

    If you are having trouble coming up with work that you think will be suitable for this show, we have assembled some galleries of LAA member works by subject to get your creative thoughts flowing. Just click on the link below each of the paintings by the original Lyme Art Colony artists.

    Gifford Beal, "Bow Bridge"

    Bridges and Water's Edge

    Matilda Browne, Peonies

    House and Garden


    Nocturnes and Interiors

    Henry Rankin Poore (1859-1940) Beagle Hound Oil on artist board Florence Griswold Museum; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Shippee

    Farms and Animals

  • Plein Air

    Be Inspired by the landscapes that drew artists to Old Lyme a century ago!
    Schedule of spring paint-outs 

    Join your fellow member artists to paint during May and June. There is no charge, but pre-registration is required. Call the LAA at (860) 434-7802 or email jocelyn@lymeartassociation.org with the date(s) you want to register for. Some locations can only accept a limited number. After you register, you will be sent further instructions.

    Saturday, May 1, 2:00 pm: Tiffany Farms
    Host: Tom Adkins

    Saturday, May 8, 10:00 am: Elizabeth B. Karter Watch Rock Preserve
    Hosts: Howard Park and Lisa Miceli

    Saturday, May 15, 10:00 am: Old Lyme Village
    Host: Sue Termyn

    Saturday, May 22, 9:00 am: Grassy Hill Preserve
    Host: Eileen Eder

    Saturday, June 5, 2:00 pm: Founders Park, Old Saybrook
    Host: Debra Paulson

    Saturday, June 12, 10:00 am: Lyme Art Association and the Barbizon Oak
    Host: Jocelyn Zallinger

    Monday Painting Group

    2021 is Maura Cochran's third year hosting this friendly and intrepid group. Maura always has a good variety of wonderful locations. Please email Maura at mcochran@bartramandcochran.com to let her know you are interested and she will include you in her email chain.


    Public Painting Locations in Lyme and Old Lyme

    Locations where you may paint on your own schedule - no permission required. Parking and restrooms may be limited.

    Eileen Eder, Road to Grassy Hill

    Grassy Hill Preserve - 318 Grassy Hill Rd, Lyme. Parking by cemetery. https://www.lymelandtrust.org/properties/

    Ferry Landing State Park - 398 Ferry Rd, Old Lyme

    Lyme Art Association - 90 Lyme Street Old Lyme

    Champlain North Open Space - Barbizon Oak - Parking at end of Wyckford Lane by the Old Lyme Inn.

    Duck River Cemetery - McCurdy Road Old Lyme. Entrance between Bittersweet and Johnny Cake Rds.

    Elizabeth B. Karter Watch Rock Preserve - Joel Rd off RT.156 Old Lyme



  • A Century of Inspiration

    We invite all Lyme Art Association member artists to participate in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Lyme Art Association Gallery. Our summer exhibition, A Century of Inspiration, seeks to draw connections between the spirit of our founding artists and that of our current members. So we encourage you to spend a little time communing with our forbears - peruse their works below, paint in some of their favorite locales, and if you can, visit the Florence Griswold Museum's special exhibit on our Centennial.

    Do you paint cows, as Matilda Browne and William Henry Howe did? Or perhaps interiors, or nocturnes? Graceful and mysterious figures, beloved children, or loyal hounds? Do you know of a drift of lovely mountain laurel that you have been wanting to paint? Do you work in loose, soft brushwork or precise and fine miniature? These are all the kinds of connections that we are looking for. We are not asking you to copy a work, or change your style at all, but to find a connection between your work and one of the Association's early artists or forbears.  

    A Century of Inspiration Prospectus


  • Mark Your Calendars!

    The Lyme Art Association will host an event celebrating the centennial of the gallery on Saturday, August 7, 2021 - Mark your calendars!

    Edward Volkert, "Tea Day 1930" courtesy of the Volkert family

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