THE LAKE ARTISTS SOCIETY: Members’ Special Exhibition, August 22nd to September 5th 2020

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a very special exhibition of works by the members of the prestigious Lake Artists Society. Sadly, the Society recently announced that its usual highly-regarded Summer Exhibition has had to be cancelled due to the COVD-19 outbreak. The Summer Exhibition has been a fixture of the Lake District Arts calendar for many decades and previously only paused for World War II.

Although the normal full exhibition with multiple new works from the Members and selected Guest Artists can’t go ahead, we have offered our Chambers exhibition room for a smaller event. As long-time attendees of the Societies’ shows ourselves we were keen to do something to help out and avoid a total cancellation. We will therefore be hosting an exhibition of one or two works from each Member, with all proceeds going to the Society and its artists.

There will be more details posted here, together with an online catalogue, in due course.

FAY COLLINS: A Return to Nature, from September 19th 2020.

Fay Collins will be introducing a beautiful new collection of work in her exhibition ‘A Return to Nature’. The exhibtion will run from September 19th 2020 for two weeks. In the meantime we have a great selection of her current work here in our online store.

Working from her studio in the Forest of Bowland, Fay creates evocative & distinctive paintings of both landscape and nature. For this solo exhibition she will be creating a new body of work inspired by the slow return to normality in the Lakes post-COVID. Below is a sneak preview of one of her new paintings!


Ambleside After The Rain

Phillip L Hobbs

Borrans Barn

Phillip L Hobbs

White Platts Ambleside

R Martin Tomlinson

Egg Cup and Vase

Dawn Gabrielle Chandler

Ambleside, Inside & Out

27th April – 11th May 2019

Dawn Gabrielle Chandler, Philip L Hobbs and R Martin Tomlinson

Dawn is well-known for her ShelfLife paintings but for this exhibition she returned to a medium, pencil, with which she began her art career over twenty years ago.

The gallery has previously hosted an exhibition of Phil’s Venetian work and was excited to show his more local work too. “I’ve lived and worked in and around Ambleside all of my adult life and I’ve watched it change and seen its people come and go. The farms, blacksmiths’ workshops, slate works and boatyards are all among my favourite subjects”.

This was the first time that the gallery had the pleasure of featuring Martin’s work. Like Phil, Martin has lived in Ambleside for most of his life – “this Exhibition has given me a great chance to focus my painting on the familiar landscape and buildings I see every day. Several of the pictures in this collection have been painted within yards of my front door and it has been a wonderful opportunity to fully appreciate what is virtually on my doorstep.”

Daniel Cooper
Northern Sights


 A solo exhibition of original art and 
limited edition prints by Daniel Cooper

15th September – 7th October 2018

Old Courthouse Gallery
Market Place 
LA22 9BU

Left: detail of ‘Play of VioLights’ Daniel Cooper 

Phil Hobbs
A Day in Venice
21st October – 5th November 2017

A day in Venice, a Watercolour Journey

“I am always slightly envious when someone tells me that they are planning to go to Venice for the first time. Although I have visited that unique city many times, nothing could have prepared me for that first visit. Nor has anything since come close to that initial revelation” – Phil Hobbs