View a gallery showing the wide range of works created by our founding artists.
A Century of Inspiration draws connections between the spirit of our founding artists and that of our current members. Looking to get your creative juices flowing? We have assembled some galleries of LAA member works, by subject, to help! Each image below by original Lyme Art Colony artists leads to a gallery of similarly themed works by current LAA members.
Join your fellow member artists to paint outdoors. All members are invited, and members may bring a guest!
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 email@example.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:
Contact Maura for details.
Monday, July 5:
199 College St, Old Saybrook
Monday, July 12:
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:
Roast Meat Hill Rd, Killingworth
Monday, August 23:
Eagle Landing State Park
Little Meadow Rd, Haddam
Monday, Augsut 30:
Coulter Street, Old Saybrook
Locations where you may paint on your own schedule - no permission required. Parking and restrooms may be limited.
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
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.
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lyme Art Association's historic gallery on August 7 with three special events! Enjoy fun for the whole family at Tea Day, watch our artists at work at Wet Paint on Lyme Street, and party like it's 1921 while helping save our skylights at the Centennial Frolic. 1920s costumes are encouraged! Click image for more information.
The Lyme Art Association is a vibrant art center with a gallery where professional as well as developing artists mount major exhibitions throughout the year.
We also have a busy schedule of affordable art classes and workshops. Visit the historic Lyme Art Association on your next visit to Old Lyme CT where art lives!