• 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

    View a gallery showing the wide range of works created by our founding artists.

  • Plein Air

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

    Join your fellow member artists to paint outdoors. All members are invited, and members may bring a guest!


    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. 

    Time is 9:00 am - noon unless otherwise noted.

    Monday, June 28:
    Griswold Point

    Contact Maura for details.

    Monday, July 5:
    Saybrook Point
    199 College St, Old Saybrook

    Monday, July 12:
    Reynolds Marina
    Hamburg Rd, Lyme

    Monday, July 19:
    Under Baldwin Bridge
    Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook

    Monday, July 26:
    Essex Yacht Club
    Novelty Lane, Essex

    Monday, August 2:
    Florence Griswold Museum
    Lyme St, Old Lyme

    Monday, August 9:
    Historic Pratt House
    West Ave, Essex

    Monday, August 16, 10am - 1pm:
    Lavender Farm
    Roast Meat Hill Rd, Killingworth

    Monday, August 23:
    Eagle Landing State Park
    Little Meadow Rd, Haddam

    Monday, Augsut 30:
    Founders Park
    Coulter Street, Old Saybrook


    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


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